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.

Please share your memories of Mr. Buckley and the restaurant in the comments section.

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  • johnnyo5227

    I knew Jim a real gentleman his mom & dad also, barbecues at their house on snyder ave. near albany ave. his dad & mom threw for customers, the wonderful food they gave away at there bar/rest. on clarkson ave & nostrand ave, martin & kathleen were very nice folks, Jims heart didn't give out or stop he just ran out heart to give, some people give it all & he did, God Bless Him RIP , John OB

  • Marty Murtagh

    To Kathleen & Family, I am so sorry for your Loss, Jimmy was the Best..Jimmy will always be in my memories, when growing up on Church Ave. and his Great Success that followed. Long Family Tradition. He was a great Family Friend & will be missed But not forgotten..I miss you all. Marty Murtagh Auburn, Wa.

  • http://www.fillmore.com Buckleyat

    Thank you. Yes. We loved seeing everyone at those barbecues; and do you remember those great fried shrimp on Fridays at Buckleys on Nostrand and Clarkson. Well thanks to my mother aned father, Jimmy continued the tradition, and now, thanks to Jimmy…his wife and children, and their children continue the tradition of giving. We celebrate Jimmy's life and legacy.

  • Buckleyat

    Wow! The internet is a wonderful tool. This is Annie Buckley, Jimmy's sister. Ditto.
    The wake and funeral were truly an incredible tribute to Jimmy. For those who wanted to pay their respects, during the wake, there were lines outside the door, and, I am told, around the block, and for the funeral, I am told there were people standing…truly packed. I will miss him terribly… But I am so grateful for being so blessed by such a wonderful family.

    All say, “Hi,” …Mary, Kathleen, Betty, Peggy, Marty, Helen, and Joanie.

    Thanks so much for your note. Feel free to email me…