The social worker who helped grow the Family Service Association of Bucks County passed away Monday night.
Audrey Tucker, 73, of Upper Makefield, had led the Family Service Association of Bucks County as CEO since 1987 but begun work at the Middletown-based agency as a social worker in 1978.
The Doylestown Intelligencer reported Tucker had been diagnosed with cancer.
“Family Service has suffered a huge loss. Audrey was the heart and face of Family Service for four decades. But she built a strong team that will continue to carry out her vision of a community where anyone can achieve his or her full potential,” the organization said in a statement.
Tucker, according to the nonprofit, was a visionary leader and the face on the Family Service Association of Bucks County during her career.
The article in the Doylestown Intelligencer noted Tucker’s work growing the Family Service Association of Bucks County to an entity that offered mental health services, helped the homeless, offered drug and alcohol treatment, and supported local families.
In 2016, Gov. Tom Wolf visited the Family Service Association of Bucks County to recognize their efforts as a drug and alcohol treatment facility and a state Center of Excellence.
Tucker also served as a founding board member of the Transportation Management Association of Bucks County (TMA Bucks) and helped as the organization grew.
“We are extremely saddened by this loss. Audrey was a founding board member of TMA Bucks & served on the board for many years. She was a tireless advocate for the TMA & its programs & never hesitated to lend her assistance and expertise even after stepping down from the board,” the organization said.
Tucker’s family will receive friends Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home located at 800 Newtown Richboro-Road in Richboro. A service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.