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John Buckley Jr.

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John F. Buckley Jr

1943 - 2016 Mr. John " Jackie" F. Buckley, Jr., age 73, a Pittsfield, native, died Sept. 20, 2016 in Georgetown, Ky. after being diagnosed with cancer nearly a year ago. He was born in Pittsfield, Sept. 11, 1943, the so n of the late John F., and Angelina Pannesco Buckley, Sr.. Jackie retired from the Marriott Corporation as a manager for their Mass. Turnpike restaurants. Previously, he began his career as a line cook at the former Timothy's Restaurant. Jack loved oldies music and was a drummer and singer during the 1960s with popular local groups including the Rhythm Kings and the Two J's singing at multiple local clubs and weddings. He loved to swim and enjoyed spending time at the beach every summer on Cape Cod. He also enjoyed spending time, especially laughing with his family and friends. He was a true fan of horseracing, both live and on television. He is survived by his wife of nearly 38 years, the former Carlotta Gallardo, whom he married Oct. 28, 1978 in Santa Barbara, Ca.. He is also survived by his two daughters, Caitlin Drake ( Jason) of Dalton, and Cassandra Naupac ( Williams) of Georgetown, Ky., and his sister, Mrs. Ellen Kushi of Dalton, and his cherished 3 1/2 yr old grandson, Kai Williams Naupac. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother, Thomas R. Buckley, who died in 1979. SERVICES: Buckley,. John " Jackie" D., age 73, died Sept. 20th. The family invites you to join them at a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated this FRIDAY morning, Oct. 7th at 10:00 am at St. Charles Church with the Rev. A. Peter Gregory, pastor, officiating
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 6, 2016
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