Mary A. Buckley, 92, of Wilkes-Barre, passed peacefully into the Loving Hands of the Lord on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, in Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing Facility, formerly Little Flower Manor Wilkes-Barre. Born March 27th, 1928 in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Frank Sakowski and Agnes (Kaczmarek) Sakowski. After attending Coughlin High School Mary was employed by Hess Goldsmith, Wilkes-Barre, and later graduated from Empire Beauty School. She was owner and operator of Mary's Beauty Shop for 51 years. Mary was a member Our Lady of Hope Parish.
Mary and Stan celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in November 2019 with an Anniversary mass at Little Flower Manor Chapel. State Senator John Yudichak honored them with a certificate of congratulations from the Senate of Pennsylvania.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Frank Sakowski and Bernard Sakowski. Surviving are her loving husband of 70 years Stanley J. Buckley Sr; son Stanley J. Buckley Jr. and his wife Theresa of Wilkes-Barre; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Grandson David Buckley married to Vanessa Heeter and great-granddaughter Fionna Luna in Oregon; granddaughter Mary married to Matthew Bosek Wilkes-Barre; grandson Nicholas Buckley of Wilkes-Barre; Grandson Christopher Buckley of Wilkes-Barre; Mary's sister Florence Stark of Saratoga California; sister-in-law Lillian Sakowski, Shickshinny Lake; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the employees of Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing Facility for their care and compassion. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a memorial Mass at a later date for the family to celebrate Mary's life. Arrangements are under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. 18612.
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