Mary Buckman

Mary (Jean) (Nana) Buckman, 81, of Dallas and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas.

Born in Tresckow, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Mooney Banks.

Jean was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, and was employed as a nurse's aide and last was associated with the former Charles Spellman Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.

Jean loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time at Harveys Lake and was very devoted to St. Jude.

Preceding her in death were her son, Tommy Buckman, on Sept. 7, 2004; brother, Bernard Banks; and brother-in-law, John Mendusky.

Surviving are her sons, Michael and his wife, Kathy, Wilkes-Barre; Frederick and his wife, Dana, Dallas; and William and his wife, Susan, Shavertown; grandchildren, Michael, Melissa, Kerri, Andrea, Kevin, Rachel, Laura, Maya and Olivia; great-grandchildren, McKayla, Kamryn, Liam, Emma and Gavin; sisters, Pat Mendusky, Wilkes-Barre; Marilyn Suhanich and her husband, Bob, Wilkes-Barre; and Judy Noll and her husband, Gilbert, Shavertown; sister-in-law, Nancy Banks, Wilkes-Barre; several nephews and nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Therese's Church, Shavertown. Interment will held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are entrusted to Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.

Memorial donations may be made to , 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 5, 2013