Patricia Buckelew

Patricia A. Buckelew

Tuesday, June 17th, 1947 - Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
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Patricia A. Buckelew, of Kendall Park passed away on Wednesday, April 21st at St. Peter’s Medical Center in New Brunswick. She was 73.

Born and raised in Plainfield, she has lived in North and South Brunswick for most of her adult life.

She was a Registered Nurse and most recently worked as the Director of Nursing at the New Jersey Eastern Star Home (NJESH) in Finderne before her retirement.

Pat enjoyed playing golf, camping, gardening, bird watching with her husband, jigsaw puzzles, reading, watching action movies and especially spending time with her family.

She is predeceased by her parents, Russell & Alice Vail; brother, Russell E. Vail, Jr. and his wife, Mary Ann.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Richard; son and daughter-in-law, Kyle & Doreen Buckelew of Robbinsville; daughter & son-in-law, Karin & Gary Hand of Kendall Park; sisters, Barbara Michelson of Ohio and Virginia Swichel of New Jersey; and 6 grandchildren, Gary, Elisabeth, Rebecca, Kristina, Kyle and Kaitlyn.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 28th from 2 to 5 PM at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset, with funeral services at 4:30 PM. Cremation will be held privately.
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    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Gleason Funeral Home
    1360 Hamilton Street
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
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Pamela Maccaro

Posted at 07:22am
Karin and Family,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories and that she is no longer in pain. May she rest in peace. With love, Pam

Judy Rehmeyer

Posted at 11:02am
This was their wedding.

janet ralston

Posted at 08:43am
In my thoughts and in my prayers.When I think of Patti there is a;ways a smile on my face.She will always be loved and missed. love Janet Ralston sister-in-law

Judy Rehmeyer

Posted at 08:27am
In every photo there’s a smile on her face, but that was also in life. Her joy always made you feel important and respected. She was my friend in middle school and she married my brother. I loved her and will miss her. Ed and I send hugs and blessings.

Cindy maneely

Posted at 01:38pm
We love you aunt Patti! We will cherish our family memories always! You were a wonderful godmother! May you Rest In Peace and know you are so loved!

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