East Kingston, NH — Stephen R. Kucker, 70, of East Kingston, N.H., and formerly of Peabody, Mass., died Saturday evening at his residence with his family at his side. He was the husband of Ann (Maria) Kucker, with whom they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
He was born in Salem, Mass., on January 14, 1943, and was the son of the late Stephen and Virginia (Elwell) Kucker. He was raised in Peabody, graduating from Peabody High School in 1960. After his marriage, Stephen and his family resided in Peabody for 40 years, and Byfield for 23 years, before moving to East Kingston seven years ago. Stephen had been a firefighter with the City of Peabody for 20 years before retiring as an acting lieutenant in 1989. He also worked with carpentry and worked various transportation, and he was employed with American Airlines at Logan Airport, Boston. Stephen loved to drive his gold wing motorcycle and had been a member of the Romeos of New Hampshire, and the Blue Knights and Retreads Motor Cycle Groups of Massachusetts. Stephen was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Navy from 1960 until his discharge in 1966. He enjoyed camping and playing golf in New Hampshire, but his favorite time was spent sharing with his family.
He is survived by his wife Ann, of East Kingston; a son, Stephen R. Kucker Jr. and his wife, Toni Lyn, of Danvers; a daughter, Jodi and her husband, Michael Dugan Sr. of Bradford, Mass.; his cherished grandchildren, Cody Kucker and Devan Kucker, both of Haverhill, Brianna Kucker of Danvers, and Michael Dugan Jr. of Bradford; a brother, Donald and his wife, Gail Kucker of Salem, Mass.; a sister, Brenda andher husband, Michael Kawczynski of Merrimack, N.H.; his mother-in-law, Mary Maria of Peabody, Mass.; two brothers–in-law, Anthony and his wife, Denise Maria, of Jacksonville, Fla., and George and Geri Maria of Georgetown, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation was held on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. His funeral service will be held there on Thursday, July 11, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cancer Center, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. For directions and guest book, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.