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Jean (Jeannie) Buckley, former All American Baseball player, died as she had wanted: in peace, with no regrets, and with great gratitude for her faith, family, and friends on Sunday, July 7th, 2019.
Born on December 4th, 1931 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Jean spent her childhood in Boston growing up with her large Irish Catholic family of eleven. At 18, Jean was chosen to play center fielder for the Kenosha Comets and Rockford Peaches from 1950 to 1953 in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Following her baseball career, she moved to San Francisco and studied teaching at San Francisco State University. She dedicated herself and her career to teaching inner-city middle schoolers.
In 2001, Jean moved to Fortuna, CA with her sister Joy Porsley to spend her remaining years in a community she cherished where she spent her mornings swimming at the pool, visiting the library, and breakfast with her friends at McDonald's.
Jean Buckley was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings. She leaves behind and will be remembered for all the good times by her nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
The only thing Jean would want of anyone is to "swing away" and follow your dreams.

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Published in Times-Standard on Jul. 21, 2019.
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July 15, 2020
I loved seeing Jean swimming at EPT. She like I were swimming to keep us fit.
Kady Dunleavy
August 4, 2019
Rest In Peace; Jeannie
August 1, 2019
I will miss you Buckets. So glad I was able to come up and cut your hair for the last time,and we had a great visit too!
Kathy Cook
July 26, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 24, 2019
We will miss Jean at Fortuna Library. She loved her Westerns and we always enjoyed chatting with her about books and current events.
Catrina Coyle
July 22, 2019
I will miss our phone conversations and our times at the AAGPBL Reunions. Thank you for being a positive up lifting person.
Carol Sheldon
July 22, 2019
My favorite Bostoians
I will miss our phone calls and the times we spent together at the AAGPBL Reunions . You were one of the most up lifting people I ever met.
Carol Sheldon
July 22, 2019
The AAGPBL Players Association Board of Directors extends our sincere sympathies to "Buckets'" family for her loss. We can visualize her encouraging her teammates in heaven's outfield!
Merrie Fidler, Secretary
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