Edna L. (West) Buckley

November 9, 1925 ~ November 20, 2018 (age 93)

Edna L. (West) Buckley, 93, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Jamaica Plain to the late John W. and Edna (Glazier) West, she was a longtime Wilbraham resident.  She worked as a sales clerk at Steiger’s in the Eastfield Mall for 11 years. She was a faithful communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of their Womens Club and the Senior Connection. Edna was also a loyal volunteer at Life Care Center of Wilbraham since it opened in 1991 where she assisted with the Rosary and Bingo regularly. Edna loved people and always thought of others first and was known for sending greeting cards for any occasion. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Robert L. Buckley, Sr. in 2014 and her son in law Daniel McLean in June of 2018.  She will be sadly missed by her children: Patricia J. Buckley, Robert L. Buckley, Jr., and Elaine M. Rabbitt and her husband Kevin, her grandson Sean Rabbitt, siblings Kenneth West and Lois Morse. Edna was also predeceased by her siblings: Robert, Donald and Warren West and May Pieroway. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 25th from 2-6 pm at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. Edna’s Funeral will be Monday at 10 am from Wilbraham Funeral Home to a Mass at 11 am in St. Cecilia’s Church, 42 Main St., Wilbraham. Committal Service will take place on Tuesday at 10 am in MA Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Agawam. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 10195, c/o St. Cecilia’s Church, 42 Main St., Wilbraham, MA 01095, please put in memo line, “In honor of the Robert L. Buckley Scholarship.”

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