Tara Ann Minckler, 47, of Mashpee died unexpectedly on October 21.
She was born in Worcester and lived on Cape Cod most of her life, attending Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School and graduating from Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.
After studying at Blaine Hair School, Ms. Minckler worked as a hairdresser for many years.
She loved animals and nature, enjoyed gardening and had a passion for photographing flowers.
Ms. Minckler leaves her mother, Christine Estey of Marstons Mills; a son, Thomas E. Minckler II of Yarmouthport; a niece, Kayla Proia of Brewster; a half-brother, Greg T. Minckler; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas E. Minckler; and a brother, Thomas O. Minckler.
A celebration of her life is planned for the near future, at a time to be determined.