Sharon Tucci

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Sharon Tucci, nee Walsh, 78, of Belleville, IL, born September 8, 1942, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, January 4, 2021, at Mercy Rehab, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Tucci was a 1960 graduate of Belleville Township High School and enjoyed organizing high school reunions for her classmates.  She worked in civil service at Scott Air Force Base for 18 years. Sharon devoted her life caring for her son Brian Tucci who preceded her death. She was a past Grand Worthy Advisor with the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.

Sharon was preceded in death by two sons, Andrew Ryan Tucci and Brian Tucci; and her parents, Herschel L. and Lillian A., nee Schnitzmeier, Walsh.

Surviving are husband of 41 years, James Tucci, whom she married on August 18, 1979; a daughter, Jennifer (Nathan) Tebbe of O’Fallon, IL; and three granddaughters, Stella, Audrey, and Celia.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Private family visitation will be held.

Funeral:  A private funeral service will be held Friday, January 8, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.



10 Comments on Sharon Tucci

Dave & Pat McKay said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2021 at 7:53 AM

Jim and Jen: Pat and I send our condolences and prayers. May Sharon rest in the arms of God and forever be at peace.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Susan Stewart said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 10:54 PM

Jim and family, I am very sorry for your loss. May you cherish your memories and find peace in God’s love. May God be with you.

  • Herrin
  • IL
Joan Tucci said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 7:17 PM

Dear Jim and Jennifer, I so enjoyed corresponding with Sharon for years and missed her very much when she could no longer write, Her strength was inspirational. Dan and I are sorry for your loss.

  • Robesonia
  • PA
Allen Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 11:10 AM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Dorothy & Gordon Maiworm said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 10:26 AM

Dear Jim, we are so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her very much. I will miss my visits with you and Sharon. I am sorry I couldn’t be there this past year because of the virus. I have many good memories of being with Sharon, especially the trips we went on. I’m know Sharon is happy to be with Brian again. Love Dorothy

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Roger Henke said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 8:21 AM

My condolences on your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Angie Davis said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 8:17 AM

Jim and Jennifer, I met Sharon because I worked at Mamie O Stookey School. She asked me to watch Brian on occasion. I really loved doing that. Sharon was a strong person I hope she is at peace. My deepest sympathy.

  • IL
Al Tucci said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 7:01 PM

I met Sharon just before She married my big brother Jim.She was very sweet but feisty. She worked very hard to take care of her family Jim,Jennifer and Brian.She showed amazing strength taking care of Brian.I think she passed on that strength to Jennifer.I haven’t seen her in to many years I’m very sorry her health and quality of life faded away. Jim took good care of her and visited her every day when she needed to go to rest home. I hope she can Rest In Peace

  • Wyomissing
  • PA
Cathy Schickedanz said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Jim and Jenny I am sorry to hear of Sharon's death. She was a devoted wife and Mother. I loved being with her. We had Papa John's pizza and watched any drama on TV many evenings. I will miss her.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Nancy Sawalich said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 11:20 AM

I enjoyed meeting and visiting with Sharon in our neighborhood. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois

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