Stephen “Poppi” Tucker

Stephen “Poppi” Tucker

Stephen Craig Tucker “Poppi” 69, of Vergennes, VT  died as a result of a motorcycle accident on Sept. 14, 2021.  He was born July 30th, 1952 in Burlington, VT to parents Foster and Edna Tucker of Ferrisburgh Hollow.

 He graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1970. Stephen served in the Merchant Marines as an able bodied seaman and worked for  Woodshole Ocean Oceanographic Institute. Stephen and his wife Dianne spent their happiest times at their family camp, Split Rock Cabin, in Lincoln VT. 

Stephen was a dedicated and knowledgeable outdoorsmen who loved hunting and fishing.  He was also a skilled master craftsman, who was employed as a carpenter through McKernon Group. 

 He was predeceased by his parents, and two brothers Micheal and Scott Tucker. 

Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Dianne Smith-Tucker, daughter Nichole ( Buddy ), son Nathan ( Renne ) , grandchildren Dylan, Chelsa and their children Jack and Randi, Saige, Adam and their children Tucker and Theodore. He is also survived by his siblings, Gloria Phelan ( Richard), Foster , Suzanne Bushey  (Mike), Greg, Kimberly Curtis ( Tim ), and several nieces and nephews.  

            Services are being held at the Vergennes Congregational Church on South Water Street, Vergennes, Vt. Thursday, September 23rd at 11 am, followed by a gathering at Vergennes American Legion Post 14, Amory Lane, Vergennes VT. To send online condolences to his family or for those who can’t attend the funeral service can watch the video of the service which will be located on the bottom of the obit please visit  

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Jeff StJohn
2 years ago

My name is Jeff St John I worked with Steve ,I’m so sorry to hear this and very sorry for your loss .my best goes out to your family .R.I.P. (Stevo)

Chris Robinson
2 years ago

I am so very saddened to hear of Steve’s accident. He was a very kind and gentle soul. He was a great neighbor and I will miss our great conversations and his wonderful laugh. Love and prayers to Diane and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chris & Shannon,

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes