The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME


Michael Tucker

July 21, 1954January 20, 2020

Michael Stacy Tucker “Tuck” passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 01/20/2020 at the age of 65. Mike was predeceased by his mother, Janet Tucker, his father, Philip Tucker and his wife, Marianne Tucker. Mike leaves behind his two loving daughters, Kristina Bernard and husband Tim and Laura Spencer and her husband Timmy as well as two bonus daughters, Patricia Mireau & Jennifer Mireau. Mike had 5 amazing “grands” – Kailie & Ella Bernard, Kamryn, Hayden and Colby Spencer. Michael is also warmly remembered by his sisters, Cindy Stevens & Jennifer Tucker. Nieces and nephews include: Joshua Stevens, Joanna Champagne, Kelly Charity, Ryan Farrar, Amanda Chalifour & Matthew Stevens. Michael will also be missed by countless special friends; most importantly Kathleen & John Dunn, brother/sister-in-laws and many more extended family members. Michael was born on July 21, 1954 in Romulus, NY. He grew up in Buckfield and graduated from Buckfield Jr. Sr. High School in 1972. Michael went on to earn an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Southern Maine Technical College in 1974. He worked at International Paper in Jay for nearly 20 years and later on decided to pursue his passion of cooking. Michael loved to travel. He was fortunate enough to have traveled to Europe multiple times and spent a few years living in BC, Canada with his wife and bonus daughters. Mike was a dedicated republican and enjoyed his extensive gun collection. #Trump2020 He had a passion for hunting and fishing and treasured time spent sitting by the campfire, lakeside. Mike was an avid sports fan. He followed Boston sports teams but was happiest when watching his grandgirls play sports. Nothing made him happier than the time spent with his daughters, granddaughters, and “grandpets”. Many that knew Mike well, will remember him for his infectious smile, contagious laugh, witty responses and for his amazing bear hugs. You were larger than life and You’ve earned your angel wings, fly high. We’ll continue to kiss the babies for you. Until we meet again, Daddy, Grampa, Big Guy. In Michael’s honor, please send donations to the Buckfield Rescue at: PO Box 179 Buckfield, ME 04220 A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 26th from 2-4pm at the Canton Historical Society @ 25 Turner St. Canton. (Next to the Big Apple) All family and friends are welcome to come share your fond memories of Mike.


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Sherri Kahl

January 27, 2020

I knew both Mike and Marianne and i am so sorry for your loss. Both gone way to soon.

Kathy Dalrymple

January 27, 2020

Mike, it’s difficult to think that you are no longer here. Jason and I have wonderful memories of working with you at I.P.’s Andro Mill. Throughout those years, we shared many good times together and we will cherish those memories. Our hearts break for your daughters and their families and we know that you will always be watching over them. May you now Rest In Peace, Mike, with your beloved Marianne. May your infectious laugh (that I can still hear) bring joy to many in heaven.

Kathy & Jason Dalrymple

Jerry & Darlene Marstaller

January 27, 2020

Mike, We can't remember how many times our lives crossed. Your second year at SMVTI was my first. Then we were working side by side at the Chuck Wagon. Darlene started waitressing and I dated her while you teased her (like you did everyone else)! I remember one time you brought a hunting rifle into the CW and can still picture you sighting it in across Main Street toward the river! Also, you told me you hit 100 mph on your drive home (near the old Bear Pond Park). You left Chuck Wagon to work with Darlene at IP. After we got married and visited the SAD 39 School Board, there you were! Most recently, I started running into you at the CMMC Lobby. Mike, our friend, Darlene and I look forward to seeing you again in Paradise!

Ryan Farrar

January 26, 2020

At a loss of words! My memory sucks but I do remember you uncle mike taking me down back hunting when I was really young and you had a couple jag snowmobiles and an el Tigre and Laura Spencer and Kristina Bernard we would drive them and have fun in the fields! You will never be forgotten uncle mike. I love you and will see you on the other side someday! :(

Paula Smith

January 26, 2020

Was sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I remember when Kathie was babysitting my son, Michael & her nephew, Josh. They each had a toy truck that you could wind up & they would race each other. Michael went out & bought one for himself so he could get in on the action. I don’t know who won the most races, but I’m sure they all had a blast. Rest In Peace, Michael.
Dick & Paula Smith

Emma Encarnacion

January 25, 2020

My name is Emma, I was one of the nurse assistants that took care of Mike during his last handful of hospital stays at CMMC. I got to know him quite well during his time with us. He was always a bright light to our night shifts, he took the time to ask how we were personally and make us laugh. I took him on multiple wheelchair trips to get scans and he told me his tales of being a chef, visiting friends in Canada, and the thumbprint necklace of his wife that I would hold during his scans. He always talked about his kids and grandkids, which I had the pleasure of meeting a few. I loved joking around with him. His last stay here, I snuck him in some of my homemade peach cobbler which he kept a secret haha. I told him he was my favorite patient I ever had. The last time we talked, he told me that he was considering getting a portable type of dialysis, which he wanted so he could fulfill his dream of going back to BC to be with his buddy at his favorite fishing spot up there. We on m4 at CMMC are saddened to hear of his sudden passing, we send our love to his children and grandchildren and his friends all across Canada. I will miss seeing his smiling face!

Tammy Bailey

January 24, 2020

Michael, we are heartbroken. We were supposed to meet for dinner weeks ago and then we learned you were in the hospital. We never imagined for one minute that we'd never see you again.
Someone noted that you were genuine. Anyone who knew you would surely agree. Your love for your family shined through your eyes whenever you spoke of them. I know you're with your Sweetheart now. Imagining that makes me smile. We will miss you always.
Tim & Tam

Jenn Tucker

January 23, 2020

I have a million memories of my beautiful brother Michael. When I was little, maybe five or so, he and some of his best friends were making snow tunnels at the house in Buckfield. They wanted to make sure they were safe so they sent me thru first. That was fun, not. LOL I remember when each of his girls were born. He was so proud I thought he would burst. Oh, how he loves those girls. Kristina and Laura were his pride and joys. I spent a lot of time with his little family when the girls were young. What fun times we all had. I loved him from afar for the last years of his life, but I loved him just as much as I ever did. I have missed you for 18 years and now I will miss you forever. I love you Michael. xoxo

David Freda

January 23, 2020

I worked with Mike over the years. Living in Rochester NY and traveling to Maine a bit. we didn’t see each other much but always kept in touch. For as far apart as we were I consider him a great friend. He had a heart of gold and will be missed.

Bob Gates

January 23, 2020

Considered Michael part of the family. He was always full of fun. Sad to hear of his passing