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“Having just learned of Tucker's passing, I can not begin to express the deep sadness that fills my heart. Tucker was such a lovely young man. Smart,...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Pete Rosato - Boulder, CO

“Rest easy Tucker, some people go too soon. ”
2 of 43 | Posted by: Max Urbahn - New Canaan, CT

“Dear Secrist Family,Our deepest condolences for the loss of your son and brother. When we heard we were in utter disbelief and felt horribly. You...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Joy Cehovsky - Fairfield, CT

“We are so so sad for you all. This is a devastating loss. Our hearts break for you. Truly there are no words. We send our love and prayers. ”
4 of 43 | Posted by: Marjorie Pollard - Sheffield, MA

“Dear Karen and family, No words will ever be able to express the sadness that our family feels for you and yours. Please find the strength in each...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Tracy Hughes - Roswell, GA

“We are so sorry to hear of Tucker's passing. Sending thoughts of love and peace to all of you. ”
6 of 43 | Posted by: Jill and Frank Sardo - Fairfield, CT

“Tucker will always be rembered as a cool and kind extra big brother, a helpful young man, very social and always with a smile to share. Sending all...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Karen & Family, We are holding you all close in thought and prayer and we pray for your peace and comfort during the days ahead. Sending our...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Karla Ray

“Dear Karen and family, No words will ever be able to express the sadness that our family feels for you and yours. Please find the strength in each...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Tracy Hughes

“We are deeply saddened to hear of Tucker's passing. God has a big angel up in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family,Mary and Russell...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Mary DeRosa - Fairfield, CT

“Dear Peter and family,You have our deepest sympathy at this very sad time in your families life. Rosemarie and Paul Sugg ”
11 of 43 | Posted by: Paul & Rosemarie Sugg - NY

“Dear Peter, Karen, Sammy, Clare, Greta, we are so saddened and thinking of you all. With much love and heartfelt prayers, The Hibberds, Jen, Jim,...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers for your family. ”
13 of 43 | Posted by: Jodie Delach - Fairfield, CT

“Karen and Peter, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this devastating time. I hope the inner strength of your faith will help alleviate the...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Jack Dezieck - Gt Barrington, MA

“Dear Karen and family - I read in the online news about Tucker's sudden death. I am so very, very sorry!!! That is unspeakably, unimaginably awful!...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“Praying for Tucker and the Secrist Family! ”
16 of 43 | Posted by: Donan Meyer - Fairfield, CT

“My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.Emily ”
17 of 43 | Posted by: Emily Hyde - Fairfield, CT

“Dear Karen, Perter, Sammy, Clare and Greta,Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Tucker such a beautiful soul inside and out gone from this life too...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Jacquelyn Jones - Broomfield, CO

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
19 of 43 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT

“Words are not sufficient in this time of great sorrow. Deepest sympathy from our family to yours ”
20 of 43 | Posted by: Mike and Renny Nachwalter - CT

“Keran, Please accept my condolences. May the love of family & friends comfort you during this difficult time. ”
21 of 43 | Posted by: Aimee Chen - Fairfield, CT

“Dear Karen, Thinking of you and your family in this very difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss. All my love and support, Jenny ”
22 of 43 | Posted by: Jen Spencer

“Dear Karen, Peter, Clare, Sammie and Greta, Words cannot express the sadness I feel for all of you at this time. I loved his smile and his easy...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Lucie O'Brien

“We are so very deeply sorry for your loss. Words can not express our love and sympathy to all the family. Tucker such a beautiful person inside and...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Jacquelyn Jones - Broomfield, CO

“Peter & Karen, There are no words to express my sorrow for you both and your family at the sad loss of your Tucker ~ Sending you huge hugs from home,...Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“Peter and Karen - my heart broke today when I heard About Tucker. Words can not express how sorry we are for your terrible loss. Our prayers are with...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Jane Reagan - Boulder, CO

“Dear Karen my love and sympathy go to you and your family with the loss of your dear son. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Love and prayers...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Cindy Trembicki

“Karen and Peter, Clare, Samantha and Greta,Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are so very sorry for your loss. ”
28 of 43 | Posted by: Robbie & Bill Baker (Schilling) - FL

“Dear Karen, I just wanted to let you know how very sorry I am for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart goes out to you. I am so, so sorry for your loss. ”
30 of 43 | Posted by: Dawn Webber

“Dear Karen and Peter, We wish you and the girls strength through this sad time. Tucker will be missed by all of us who have had the honor of knowing...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Abe Koukou - Boulder, CO

“Peter and Karen, I am so saddened to hear of Tucker's passing. My thoughts, and prayers, are with you. Terry ”
32 of 43 | Posted by: Terry Webb

“My prayers are with you during this sad time. I am so sorry for you all. ”
33 of 43 | Posted by: MaryKate Bronder - Andover, MA

“Words cannot express how saddened i am to hear about Tucker. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
34 of 43 | Posted by: Penney Carson-Mak - Boulder, CO

“Karen I am so very sad to hear this heartbreaking news. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Susan Walden - Fairfield, CT

“We are so sad to hear Tucker is gone. He brought so much joy into all our lives. We will miss him and his contagious smile so much. Karen, I can...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Tamara, Michael, Daniel and Ryan Butler

“Words cannot express our sorrow for your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
37 of 43 | Posted by: Kathy & Gary Dittrich - Fairfield, CT

“My prayers are with you and your family. He was a great student going thru is first holy communion class always smiling. ”
38 of 43 | Posted by: Ed Purcell - Faifireld, CT

“Dear Peter and Karen, Samantha, Clare, and Greta, Words to convey our deep sorrow fail us at times like this. Rest assured our thoughts and...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Jack and Kathy Secrist - oberlin, OH

“We are so saddened to hear about Tuckers passing. Please know we are praying for all of you. Eileen Dancho & Family ”
40 of 43 | Posted by: Eileen Dancho - Fairfield, CT

“We are so sorry to hear this devastating news. Please know that we are thinking of you. ”
41 of 43 | Posted by: Jennifer Maxon Kennelly - CT

“Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Tucker. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate your way. Love to you all. xo ”
42 of 43 | Posted by: Kristin Galletta and family - CT

“Dear Karen,My heart aches for you and your family. ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: Mary Ross - Fairfield, CT


Tucker Jonathan Secrist, 21, died suddenly at his parents’ home in Fairfield, CT on June 29, 2017. Tucker was born in Greenwich, CT, and spent most of his life in Fairfield, CT. He also spent four adventure-filled years in Boulder, CO. Tucker was loved, and gave back even more, to his parents Peter and Karen, and his sisters Samantha, Clare and Greta. He adored his dogs Olive and Charlie, who will miss him. Tucker was studying at the University of Vermont, where he quickly made great friendships and lasting memories. Tucker engaged all whom he encountered with a kind, sly smile and a quiet wit. He was warm and welcoming to all, young and old. Tucker cherished the company of friends and family, never seeking attention for himself but always sharing appreciation and admiration for those whom he had just met and those whom he long knew well. Tucker had many friends far and wide in Boulder, Burlington, VT, and Fairfield, all of whom he treasured. He sought any and all opportunities to spend time with each and every one of them. Tucker loved spending time in his parents’ hometowns of Sheffield, MA and Aspen, CO. Born into a family of skiers, Tucker showed no fear and quickly became accomplished. He sought out the most demanding terrain he could find. He loved sharing this passion with cousins, friends and anyone else who could keep up. In Sheffield, his grandparents’ lake was the scene of many great times swimming, kayaking, ice skating and snowmobiling. Tucker loved life and took every opportunity to experience it. Tucker was a 2014 graduate of Fairfield Warde High School. He spent two of his high school years at Boulder High School. Tucker benefited from experiences in his father’s home state and his mother’s native region, and stayed true to his roots. In addition to his parents Karen and Peter Secrist of Fairfield, Tucker leaves his sisters, Samantha, Clare, and Greta, his grandmothers Maryellen Secrist of Aspen, CO and Judy Schnurr of Sheffield, MA; his maternal aunts and uncles Honor and Douglas Blume of Sheffield and their children Meghan, Taryn and Colin; Leslie and R.J. Lyman of Beverly Farms, MA, and their children Oliver, Teddy, Nathaniel and Brad; W. Thomas and Megan Schnurr Jr. of Moraga, CA and their children Lillian, Cooper and Kipling; his paternal aunts and uncles Sam and Jennifer Faivre of Crested Butte, CO and their children Anabelle and Hayden; and Jimmy and Katie McManus of Aspen and their children Molly and Whitney. He was predeceased by his grandfathers Dr. Donald Secrist and William Schnurr. A wake will be observed on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. at Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road in Fairfield Center. A Funeral Mass will be said at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06825, on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. A private burial service will be held in Sheffield, Massachusetts on Friday, July 7, 2017. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Baldricks Foundation Team Brent (https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/109099/2017). For travel directions or to sign his online guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com

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