Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mom Passed Away February 8, 2009

Mary Catherine Buckle passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 8, 2009 after battling brain cancer. Born Mary Catherine McFadden in Moyra, Falcarragh, a small village in County Donegal, Ireland on August 17, 1932, Mary joined her sister Anne McFadden for the opportunity available in the U.S. and arrived in Philadelphia, PA in 1951. Over the years she worked in both Philadelphia and New York City and became a naturalized US Citizen in 1956.

On September 9, 1961 Mary married Edward I. Buckle. Mary committed herself to her family and she and Ed had 3 sons. The family lived in Philadelphia, PA and Carol Stream, IL before moving to Texas in 1970. In Texas, Mary worked as a cashier for Handy Andy (which later became Randall’s) in stores located at Dairy Ashford Rd. & Memorial as well as Wilcrest & Westheimer. Mary had many customers who became her friends. She was active in the St John Vianney Catholic Church community including the guild and Perpetual Adoration. Following a move to Missouri City in 2003, Mary and Ed became active in the St Laurence Catholic Church community.

Following her retirement from Randall’s in 1998, Mary spent many hours in prayer and service to her church family. She gave tirelessly and freely of her time, love, money and her faith to all who asked of her, even strangers. She believed in the sanctity of human life and was an unapologetic advocate of Life, her catholic faith and the healing power of prayer. Mary touched many in the St. Laurence community, and was a devoted member of her prayer group.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary McFadden of Moyra Falcarragh in County Donegal Ireland, along with her brothers James and Barney, and Sisters Grace McFadden Ferry and Bridgett McFadden Russell.

Mary is survived by her husband of 47 years Edward Irving Buckle; Sons; Edward John Buckle and wife Sharon Pavlik Buckle and their Children Joseph, Grace, Anne Marie and Erin; Daniel Francis Buckle and wife Leslie Ann Buckle and their children Katherine Ann and Brian Patrick; Joseph Michael Buckle and wife Cherry Buckle and their children Brianna and Kaitlin.

Mary’s sister Madge Duffy and husband Christie reside in Cumbernauld Scotland. Her sister Sally Bailey and Husband Dennis live outside of London, England. Her sister Sr. Marie McFadden is a retired nun in Birmingham, England. Her sister Anne Clapper and husband Joe are residents of Springfield, PA. Mary has many nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to mention.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, especially Dr. Cynthia Lowder, Dr. Stuart Weil, Dr. Priya Ramshesh and Dr. David McCants, the nurses at St. Lukes Hospital, and Dr. Elizabeth Arzu of MD Anderson, Oak Bend.

Grateful thanks also to the staff of Houston Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to Mary at home.

The family will forever be indebted to the loving caregivers Moreino, Noreen, Rita, Helen and Uche, who cared for Mary in her home.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to The American Cancer Society to benefit brain tumor research.

Visitation Thu., Feb 12, 20095:30 pm-8:00 pmSt. Laurence Catholic Church3100 Sweetwater Blvd.Sugar Land, TX 77479Get Directions T: 281-980-9812Website

Rosary Thu., Feb 12, 20097:00 pmSt. Laurence Catholic Church3100 Sweetwater Blvd.Sugar Land, TX 77479Get Directions T: 281-980-9812Website

Funeral Mass Fri., Feb 13, 200910:00 amSt. Laurence Catholic Church3100 Sweetwater Blvd.Sugar Land, TX 77479Get Directions T: 281-980-9812Website
Burial Fri., Feb 13, 2009Following ServiceForest Park Westheimer Cemetery12800 WestheimerHouston, TX 77077Get Directions


Anonymous said...

sorry to hear about your mom
i know it is hard to loose her
hang in there


Anonymous said...

My son, William asked me to keep you, your mother, and your family in prayer. I am honored to be asked and I will certainly keep all of you in my prayers and ask others to do the same. I believe mothers are their son's guardian angels. Your mother will always be watching over you...now from a very special place.
God Speed.

hrdball97 said...


Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

John Ruiz
STHS Class of 81

The Group Guy said...

Thanks to you all.

Nice to hear from you. Give me a call sometime and lets catch up.