Vail Daily obituary: Ann Marie MacGregor Buckley |

Vail Daily obituary: Ann Marie MacGregor Buckley

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Ann Marie MacGregor Buckley, 74, of Fairfield, Conn., devoted wife of the late A. Lawrence Buckley, passed away peacefully in her home while surrounded by her loving family on August 19, 2012.Ann Marie’s memory will be embraced by her family including five sons, Michael Buckley, and his wife, Maria, of Needham, Mass., Christopher Buckley, and his wife, Dorothy, of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Jonathan Buckley and his wife, Kathleen, of Fairfield, Timothy Buckley and his wife, Susan, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., Jeffrey Buckley and his wife, Andrea, of Orange; her cherished 16 grandchildren, Donald, Michael, Haleigh, Jack, Faith, Kaitlin, Erica, Lawrence, Katherine, Ronald, Nathaniel, Veronica, Abigail, Ian, Dane and Elizabeth; one great-grandchild, Jonathan; her sister-in-law, Ann MacGregor, and niece, Shannon MacGregor, both of Bellingham, Mass.; as well as many dear friends.In addition to her beloved husband, Larry, she was predeceased by parents, Donald and Nan Boudreau MacGregor; her brother, Robert MacGregor; and one grandson, Jonathan.Born and raised in Green Island, N.Y., Ann Marie lived in the Boston area and Cincinnati, Ohio, throughout her husband’s career with General Electric before making Fairfield their home. Ann Marie enjoyed skiing at her family’s vacation home in Beaver Creek, and she traveled the world. Staying in touch with her family and friends was very important to Ann Marie. She was a gracious host, and often entertained those she loved for holiday gatherings and special occasions. She maintained many longtime friendships with fellow members of Black Rock Yacht Club, the Vail 50 Club, and St. Pius X Church. She was a strong supporter of the Running Strong for American Indian Youth, which helps Native American people meet their immediate survival needs – food, water, and shelter – while implementing and supporting programs designed to create opportunities for self-sufficiency.Ann Marie loved her family members and was proud of each one. She felt truly blessed for the many wonderful experiences she shared with them and her friends. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. directly in St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to: Swim Across the Sound, in care of St. Vincent’s Foundation, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606.To order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign her guest register, please visit

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