Linda A. Buckley, of Hornell

HORNELL-Linda A. Buckley, 73, of Genesee Street, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening (April 12, 2022) at St. James Hospital in Hornell where she was taken after becoming ill at her home.

Born in Hornell on February 15, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Helen (Pidkowicz) Buckley. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by an infant sister.

A lifelong resident of Hornell, Linda was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and Hornell High School. She also attended the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Nazareth College in Rochester.

Throughout the years she had been employed by the former St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell and the Hornell Public Library.

Linda was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and was a devout communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Hornell.

She enjoyed music, sewing and reading. Linda will be remembered most of all for being a loving and devoted caregiver to her mother, Helen.

Her surviving family includes one sister, Kathleen Buckley of Olean, NY; one brother, Kevin (Bev) Buckley of Westerville, OH; also one uncle, Joseph Pidkowicz of Tennessee; as well as several cousins.

Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. Thursday (April 21, 2022) at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell. Relatives and friends are invited to join her family at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Friday (April 22, 2022). Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Hornell.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to either St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Hornell Public Library, 64 Genesee St., Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral home is honored to assist Linda’s family with the arrangements.

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