Dolores ‘Dee’ Tucker, 79

Dolores “Dee” Tucker, 79, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully Feb. 11, 2017, surrounded by those who loved her, after a brave battle with ALS.

Tucker was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was very proud of her family and was the most wonderful “Mamaw” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will be remembered mostly for her love, kindness, sense of humor and generosity to everyone. She had an extremely optimistic personality and only saw the good in people. She was strong and feisty and always got the job done. Tucker had a wonderful smile that could light up any room. She loved holidays and family get-togethers, and any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Among her many accomplishments in life, Tucker was a hairdresser, owner of Z Printing Company and an active member of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs. She really enjoyed painting houses, landscaping, gardening and cutting grass. She also loved going to resale shops and garage sales every Saturday with her daughter and best friend, Robin.

Her new journey takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, gardening, painting and rearranging Heaven to her heart’s content.

Tucker leaves behind three children, Robin Caporaletti and her husband, Gary, Michael Caporaletti and Cathy Turner; six grandchildren, Nicole Concepcion and her spouse, Neph, Christine Meringolo and her spouse, Herselle, Sean Caporaletti and spouse, Wendy, Drew Turner, Kyle Turner and Dane Turner; four great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Wade, Malia Wade, Nicholas Wade and Jack Caporaletti; her loving boyfriend of 20 years, Howard Jaquith; and her precious J.J., who never left her side.

Services were scheduled for Feb. 18, 2017, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del. Memorial donations may sent to Hopkins ALS Clinical Care & Education Fund; c/o Lora Clawson; JHOPC Suite 5070A; 601 North Caroline St.; Baltimore, MD 21287. Condolences may be sent online at