Jane L. Buckley, 82, of Anne Road, Glocester passed on Friday, January 29th, 2021 in the Greenville Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, Greenville. She was the wife of the late Carl T. Buckley.
Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Lemuel and Margaret A. Jacques. She had lived in Glocester for over 50 years previously living in Greystone.
Jeanie was a nurse by vocation and by nature, faithfully advocating for her patients through her years serving in the medical field and in the community. She was always willing to give her time, her knowledge and her nurturing to those in need. After decades of work as an RN, Jeanie continued her nursing as a dedicated and loving spouse to her husband Carl in his later years. When someone called for help she answered the call with guidance or by showing up at their door with a hug and a dessert.
An active member of the community, Jeanie spent her days participating in community events, assisting at church functions at Greenville Baptist Church and socializing. She was a member of multiple boards and groups at her home church, including the choir, helping with Lunch with Friends and True Blue. She participated in several of the special choir offerings throughout the years. She faithfully attended church services, always arriving early to chat, sitting in the same pew each week, taking notes during the service and extending the limits of the term coffee hour. She enjoyed attending church sponsored events with her church family, treasuring friendships she continued from Couples Club. In addition to GBC she joined in the work of American Baptist Women's Ministries of Rhode Island. A voracious reader, she participated in many book clubs including the Harmony Library book clubs. Grandchildren visiting during the summer were treated to fun library activities in Glocester while Jeanie perused the shelves and caught up on the latest book talk. Her stack of books next to her bed extended higher than the nightstand but she never said no to another book. A lover of history and genealogy, Jeanie was a member of the Joyce Scott Chapter, DAR. She was exceptionally proud of the service of her husband as a Navy veteran, her grandson serving the Air Force and her granddaughters serving in the Army and her brothers-in-laws and uncles as veterans. She strongly supported the military and law enforcement always taking time to thank others for their service to this country. Most of all she cherished her friends, maintaining relationships with her classmates from Greystone Grammar School, North Providence High School, Roger Williams General Hospital Nursing School and the nurses from Waterman Heights Nursing Home. Her friendships spanned seven decades, and she always found time to visit a friend. She loved entertaining guests, opening the door to friends and family. Jeanie especially enjoyed outings with friends. She was quick to offer invitations to dinner and volunteer her husband Carl to man the grill and he happily complied. Through the years they traveled many places with their friends, appreciating their time together on their adventures. Jeanie was a good person, a lady that held onto old-fashioned values while offering Christian love and acceptance to all. She was a woman of many interests. She could be found touring a Newport mansion, watching her grandson in a ball game or playing the coin games at Dave and Busters with her granddaughter. With all her interests and friends, there was no way to put Jeanie Buckley in a box but with the love that she had to share, who would want to do that?
She leaves her children, Elizabeth Anderson and her husband Nathan of Terryville, CT and Jane Buckley of Glocester. She was the grandmother of TSgt Christopher Anderson and his wife Megan of Brown Mills, NJ, Bradley Anderson and Katie Anderson both of Terryville, CT, Spc Elizabeth Nelson of Greenville, SC, PFC Erin Bell Nelson and Jack Nelson both of Glocester, Patrick Buckley of Boise, ID, Michael Buckley of Orlando, FL and Daniel Buckley of Boise, ID. She was the sister of George Jacques and his wife Sandra of Venice, FL. She was the mother of the late C. Thomas “Tommy” Buckley.
Her funeral was private. Burial was in Acote’s Hill Cemetery, Chepachet. A Memorial Service to which relatives and friends will be invited will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Greenville Baptist Church Missions, 582 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828 or The Thomas Buckley Scholarship Fund, C Thomas Buckley Jr Scholarship Fund, Bristol County Savings, PO Box 4158, Woburn, MA 01888-4158 or ALS Association, 1300 Wilson Blvd Suite 600, Arlington , VA 22209 or Susie Foundation, 15 Carleton Road, West Hartford, CT 06107