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“Dear Mary and Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad !! He was an amazing man and will be missed. There is nothing like a Father's...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Carol Weiler Rositano - Rocklin, CA

“Dear Betty and Family: My sincere condolences. We all have pleasant memories through many years. Mike was a great individual, remember the good...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Fred Bowen - Rockwood, ME

“Mary, Larry, Ashley, Courtney, LJ and Ben; The loss of one loved so much can only be tempered by your memories of smiles, touches and being loved....Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Aunt Martha & Uncle Vic - London, OH

“My sincerest condolences to Betty and her family on the passing of Mr. Buckley. He truly was a wonderful, and kind person and I will remember him...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Barbara Laible - Utica, NY


Michael Hubert Buckley, 93, died March 27, 20ll, at home surrounded by his family. He was born July 7, 1917 in Utica son of the late Joseph Michael and Margaret McKenna Buckley. He graduated from Utica Free Academy and then served as a First Lieutenant with the Army Ground Forces in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, during World War II. After his return home from the service, he graduated from St. Lawrence University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Michael married Katherine Elizabeth (Betty) Sexton on August 23, 1947. He and his wife owned and operated Sexton Real Estate & Insurance, for over 50 years. He was also a member of The Yahnundasis Golf Club, The Fort Schuyler Club, The Knights of Columbus, and the Greater Utica Board of Realtors. Mike was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife of 63 years Betty Sexton Buckley and his six children, Margaret Buckley Shafer and her husband James of Charlotte, NC, Michael Warren Buckley and his wife Cecelia Cardamone Buckley of Steamboat Springs, CO, Paul Joseph Buckley and his wife Sheila Gilroy Buckley, of Utica, Anne McKenna Buckley of Clinton, who he devoted his entire life to, Mary Sexton Buckley Combs and her husband Lawrence of Clinton and Stephen Andrew Buckley and his wife Debra Crow Buckley of Malibu, CA and his 16 grandchildren; Molly Elizabeth Shafer Carroll, Michael James Shafer, Michael Warren Buckley, Jr, Catherine Clarke Buckley, Joseph Alexander Buckley, Mary Margaret (Marnie) Buckley, Machaela Burns Buckley, , Delaney Gilroy Buckley, Tierney Sexton Buckley, Ashley Elizabeth Combs, Courtney Lewis Combs, Lawrence James (L.J.) Combs, Benjamin Buckley Combs, Stephen Andrew Buckley, Jr., Allison Crow Buckley and Jack Crow Buckley and his two great grandchildren; Emma and Kate Carroll. He was predeceased by two sisters Rosemary Kelly and Catherine Horsley. The family wishes to extend special thanks to our devoted caregivers: Linda and Glenn, Heather, Carol, Rose, Barb, Stephanie and Judy. The funeral will be on Thursday at 9:30 at St. Mary's Church, Clinton where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Calling hours are on Wednesday from 4-7 PM at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Rd. New Hartford.

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