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Obituary: Truxtun “Tucker” Hare Gowen Jr., 18, of Southbury

The Pomperaug High School student is fondly remembered by many.

The following obituary was posted on the Luck2Tuck Facebook page.

Truxtun “Tucker” Hare Gowen Jr. passed away on October 9, 2012 after his long and courageous fight beating AML Leukemia.

Tucker is the son of Truxtun Hare Gowen Sr. of Radnor, PA, and Jennifer Beecher Gowen of Southbury, CT.

He was also the “BEST” big brother to Tristan, Lochlan, Finnian and Aisling Gowen all from Southbury, CT.

Tucker was a senior at Pomperaug High School and a member of the Symphonic Band and the Boys Varsity Swim Team. He tackled life and his leukemia diagnosis with determination, a positive attitude and great sense of humor.

One of his missions during his 6 month hospital stay was to provide hope and encouragement to the other children on 6 North at Children’s Hospital Boston. He will be deeply missed by so very many people.

"God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be So he put His arms around you, and whispered “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you slip away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at restGod broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

Tucker is the grandson of James and the late Patricia Beecher of Southbury, CT., Joseph and Katharine Wear of Dedham, MA, and George and Page Gowen of Pottstown, PA.

He is the beloved nephew to Alex Beecher of Boston, MA; Scott and Megan Beecher of Southbury, CT; Kathleen and Dan Drews of Madison, CT; Harry and Molly Groome of Arlington, MA; George and Karen Gowen of Chadds Ford, PA; Jennifer and Jake George of Needham, MA; William and Laura Wear of Amherst, MA; and Katie and Christian Van Wely of Wakefield, MA.

Tucker leaves behind many cousins that he adored and by whom he was loved: Harry and Lucy Copeland, Emily, Jordan and Sam Gowen, Hal and Charlie Groome, Nicholas, Josie and Bella George, Holiday and Lily Wear, and Danny and Bryan Drews.

Calling hours were Friday, October 12 from 3-8 p.m. at the chapel at Sacred Heart Church in Southbury, CT.

Funeral services were Saturday, October 13 at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St. South, Southbury, CT 06488.

Donations can be made to:
Luck2Tuck
c/o Webster Bank
100 Main St. North
Southbury, CT 06488

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