Marlene D. Buckley

Date of Passing:

April 18, 2014

Buckley, Marlene, D., ‘Mardy’, 83, of Magnolia Street, Rumford, died peacefully on April 18, 2014. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Buckley.

A lifelong resident of Rumford, she was the daughter of the late Edward Fitzhugh and Dorothy (Nichols) Halbert.

Mrs. Buckley was a writer for the Speedway Scene and the Seekonk Speedway Program from 1990-2002. She previously was a receptionist for the Phyllis Dance Studio. Marlene enjoyed auto racing.

She is survived by a son, Michael F. Buckley of Rumford; a daughter, Cynthia G. Blanchette and her husband Robert Blanchette of Rumford and a step-brother, Joel Halbert of Texas.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 23, 2014 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 am. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Tuesday 4-8 pm. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Marlene’s memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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