Buckley, Gertrude C.
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Penfield: January 28, 2013 at age 90, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Gertrude is predeceased by her husband, John M. Buckley and her son, Michael Buckley. She is survived by her children, Paul Buckley, Ellen (John) Dugan, Suzanne Dougherty (Susan Flood), Patricia Buckley, Kathleen Buckley, Joanne (Rich) Kesselring, Peter (Marilyn) Buckley; daughter-in-law, Rachel Buckley; sister, Therese Soule; sisters-in-law, Catherine DiPasquale and Judy DiPasquale; 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews.
Gertrude, a Nazareth College graduate, held a love of education and higher learning into her 90th year. She kept education a priority for her 8 children whom she raised after the death of her husband John at age 44. She loved literature and classical music; above all her faith, and her family were the focus of her life. In her final year she cherished her many friends at the Legacy in Penfield.
Friends may call Thursday, 4-8 PM at the funeral chapel (2305 Monroe Ave.). Friends are invited to bring a written memory or photo for the family's Memory Book. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10 AM at St. Joseph's Church, 43 Gebhardt Rd., Penfield. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Our Lady of Mercy High School, 1437 Blossom Rd., Rochester 14610 or to the Mary Cariola Children's Center, in recognition of their dedicated staff, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester 14620. To share a memory of Gertrude or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2013