We received the following note from the Daily News, via Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association (MMH):
BUCKLEY — James J. On July 16, 2010. Proprietor of Buckley’s restaurant & Caterers of Brooklyn and Kennedy’s Restaurant of Breezy Point. Devoted son of the late Martin & Kathleen (nee Leonard). Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Casey). Loving father of Christine Strehle (John), James (Margaret) and Kathy Ann Murray (Martin). Dear brother of Mary Williams, Kathleen Greenlay, Elizabeth Black, Margaret Baldinger, Martin, Helen Smith, Anne and Joanie. Cherished grandfather of 16. Funeral Tuesday, 9 A.M. from the MARINE PARK FUNERAL HOME, 3024 Quentin Road, Bklyn. Funeral Mass 10 A.M. at Good Shepherd R.C. Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. Visiting Sun. & Mon., 2-5 & 7-9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Heartshare Human Services, 12 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
MMH added the following sentiments:
On behalf of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association, I would like to offer sincere condolences to the Buckley family on the passing of Jim. “Buckley’s” has been a tremendous presence and very successful restaurant, catering venue and tavern in this neighborhood, since Jim and his wife, Kathleen, established it over 30 years ago. He was someone who cared about and supported many community organizations and activities. He will be greatly missed. We pray for the family in this time of grief, and wish his children all the best in continuing the success and traditions of their parents’ business.
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