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Sheila Tucker Wolfe
February 27, 1981 ~ January 6, 2023 (age 41) 41 Years Old
Sheila Tucker Wolfe, DVM, 41, of North Stonington, passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2023. She leaves behind her loving husband, James W. Wolfe, Jr., and the light of her life, their son Seamus.
Born in Hartford, Sheila grew up in Enfield and graduated from Enfield High School in 1999, where she participated in flute, drum majorette and was a member of the volleyball team. She then went on to earn her BA from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire in 2003, followed by a Master’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut in 2005. Furthering her education and following her love for animals, Sheila graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College of Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2009.
Dr. Tucker dedicated her life to animals of all kinds, serving as a veterinarian for more than a decade at veterinary offices and clinics throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut. Known for her compassion, she built strong and lasting relationships with her clients - many of whom would follow her to new clinics as her career expanded. She was most recently Associate Veterinarian at Norwichtown Veterinary Hospital in Norwich. Sheila was also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Sheila was never able to turn down an animal in need, creating a home that was a safe haven for animals that needed to be fostered, rehabbed, or re-homed. She loved all her fur babies, and as her home grew to include dogs, cats, goats, chickens, pigs and more - she often joked that she was a reluctant farmer’s wife. She had an abundance of corny jokes, as well as treats - often baking desserts and sweets for her co-workers and friends. She was a voracious reader and loved to crochet, making baby blankets for all of her family and friends’ newborns. She was a friend and confidant to many.
Sheila is also survived by her devoted parents, Judith (Fahey) and Charles G. Tucker, Jr., and her brother Charles J. “Chuck” Tucker, VMD, his wife Amy Learn, VMD, DACVB, IAABC-CABC, and their daughter Mackenzie.
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St. Westerly, RI. is handling arrangements. Calling hours are Wednesday, January 11 from 5 p.m. — 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 12 at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to WOFAR (Wings of Freedom Animal Rescue, Inc.) P.O. Box 172, Griswold, CT 06351