Margaret Ruth Shannon Tucker

Wells, Vermont, and Cobleskill, New York – Margaret Ruth Shannon Tucker, “Peggy,” of Wells, Vermont, left us on Friday May 5, 2023. She passed peacefully in her sleep after a long battle with cancer.

She was born June 5, 1940, in Mammoth. New Jersey, to Harold William and Doris Estelle (O’Neal) Shannon who predeceased her. She was married to Richard C. Tucker Sr. (predeceased) for nearly 50 years. She also was predeceased by her two brothers William Harold and George Harrison Shannon, as well as daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and Larry Hammond.

Peggy loved all her family very much. Survivors include her sister Susan and Donald Rundblad of Worcester, New York; children Dorothy “Sue” and Tim of Wells, Vermont, AnnMarie and Tim of Portland Maine, Richard C. Tucker Jr. “Bud” and Becky of Johnstown, New York and Warren “Jake” and Lisa of Cobleskill, New York; as well as her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Peggy was a very kind person who would and did help anyone. She was a wonderful self-taught cook who could have been a “Chopped” champion. She was famous at the Lake St. Catherine State Park for her egg McMuffins. She owned a diner at one time and a store with a deli where she made all the food. Her favorite job was a shift charge person at ARC in Cobleskill, New York.

Calling hours took place Thursday, May 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, New York.

Burial will take place at a later time at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Any donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Ronald McDonald House.

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