Mary Ellen Tucker, 53, also of Mariaville, passed away at her home, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

Born in Ellsworth Sept. 18, 1964, she was the daughter of Malcolm "Friday" and Margaret Stevenson Edgecomb.

She was known to many as Mary Ellen, Mellon, Tucka, Auntie M, and Mama Tucker, but Grammy Mary was her favorite. She was loved by every one who was lucky enough to meet her. She always loved an adventure. In her early 20s, she spent time traveling and working in Pittsfield, Mass., and Indiana. No matter how far she roamed, she always returned home. For more than 27 years, Mary Ellen was employed with FairPoint Communications.

In 1987, Mary Ellen met the love of her life, Gary Tucker. Gary and Mary Ellen were married Sept. 9, 1989. They were blessed with three children, Michael and his fiancée, Lindsey Taylor, Mitchell and his wife, Becca, and Mackenzie Rose. She loved her children and their friends with her whole heart. However, when her grandson, Landon Chase, arrived, he was the light of her life. She truly lived the quote,"‘Family Matters."

Mary Ellen is also survived by her mother, Margaret Edgecomb; her brothers, Rollie (Debbie) Edgecomb, Ross (Cammy) Edgecomb, Ralph Edgecomb; a sister, Annie (Jamie) Perry; brothers-in-law Alan Tucker, Jim (Heidi) Tucker; and a sister-in-law, Lisa (Matt) Griffin. She will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Malcolm Edgecomb; her in-laws, Fred Tucker and Larry and Georgette Boynton; as well as a niece, Rose Mary.

Mary Ellen lived life to the fullest, always wondering ‘Where’s the Party?" She wanted to be sure every adventure included a stop for lunch. She loved to visit, but never wore out her welcome, as she couldn’t sit still long enough! She will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 55 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1. All are invited to gather at the Frost Cemetery in Mariaville for interment between 2:30 and 3 p.m. A gathering in remembrance of Mary Ellen will follow immediately at the Ellsworth Elks Lodge, where there will be refreshments and time to share "Mary Ellen Stories."

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dylan Meklin Memorial Scholarship, c/o Sue Snow, Oceanside High School, 400 Broadway, Rockland, ME 04841.

“We may not have it all together, but together we have it all!”

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