Ann Cavanaugh Buckey, 84, of Hamden, Connecticut, left this life for the next on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in the presence of family and friends.
She was married to the late John Buckey, who passed in May 2000. They made their home in Norwalk, Connecticut. Blessed with an inquisitive nature and an infectious laugh, she loved company and excelled at conversation. Generations of her family also knew her as a crafty and tenacious Yahtzee player.
A graduate of Albertus Magnus College, she taught English and History as a member of the Dominican Order of Ohio, and later took her Masters in English from NYU, where she was Assistant Director of Placement Services. In more recent years, she was a freelance editor and consultant on a number of different publications.
She was the daughter of James T. and Gertrude Graves Cavanaugh of New Haven. She is survived by her sister Margaret Miller Bloom of Niantic, Connecticut; her brother James T. and wife Gerry Cavanaugh of Towson, Maryland; and her sister Rosemary Turano and husband Lew of Stamford, Connecticut and Sedona, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her sister Jean Smith of New Haven, and a niece, Mary Ellen Miller of Niantic. A dedicated and loving aunt and great-aunt, she leaves behind nine nieces and nephews, and seventeen grandnieces and grandnephews. She was especially close to her niece Carol (Turano) Marinelli, who attended her in her late illness, and Carol’s daughters Lilly, Grace, and Claire. Her cousin Clifford Jagoe and his wife Jeanne also provided extraordinary love and care in her last days.
The family wishes to extend special thanks and appreciation to SeniorBridge and The Connecticut Hospice, and to the circle of friends, neighbors, and caregivers who gave so much of themselves.
Her life will be celebrated Tuesday May 1st 2018. Family and friends may visit Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven, on Tuesday, May 1st from 8:30 to 10:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven, at 11:30 am with interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, 700 Middletown Avenue, North Haven.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405, phone: 203-315-7500, or www.hospice.com.
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