Thomas “Tucker” Hennigan, Dunmore, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Wednesday evening in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness.
Born in 1955 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Francis R. “Bud” and Alice McNulty Hennigan. He was a graduate of Bishop O’Hara High School and attended both the University of Scranton and the George Meany Center for Labor Studies at Antioch University in Maryland. He had been employed at Haddon Craftsmen as a Bookbinder. Upon leaving Haddon, Tucker became an International Union Organizer and Representative with Graphic Communications International Union. He later became a regional sales manager at the Union Labor Life Insurance Company, a sales executive at Amalgamated Life Insurance Company and finally, earlier this year, started his own company, JST Consulting. Tucker was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore. An avid golfer, he was a proud member of Elmhurst Country Club where he captured his only hole in one in 2010. He was an even prouder Penn State football fan and season ticket holder. Tucker was a devot Democrat who loyally served the citizens of Dunmore on its Borough Council, serving as President for a period of time. He also served as Borough Controller.
The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and doctors of the Regional Hospital of Scranton’s Intensive Care Unit, all of whom professionally and compassionately cared for Tucker during his illness.
Tucker loved his ever-growing family deeply, especially his grandchildren, Connor and Caitlin. Whenever someone found success, there was no one more proud than Tucker. And whether it was family or not, he truly found pleasure in just being around people.
Surviving are his daughter Jacelyn Doran and her husband Jeffrey of Eynon and her mother Marilyn; sons Thomas, Jr. and Shane of Dunmore and their mother Eve; sisters Mary Alice Acquaviva and husband Anthony of Elmhurst Twp., Ruth Gerrity of Jefferson Twp and Patricia Rosetti and husband Lawrence of Scranton; a brother Frank of Dunmore; grandchildren Connor and Caitlin; an aunt Nan McNulty; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; cousins; countless friends.
He was also preceded in death by a brother in law Patrick Gerrity and a nephew Joseph Tucker.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30am in the St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut St. Dunmore by Rev. Joseph Sica.
All attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the church.
Friends may call Sunday from 1-4pm in the Vanston & James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton
Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family strongly encourages memorial contributions be made to the Parents Loving Children Through Autism 1243 Wyoming Ave. Scranton PA 18509
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