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Condolence From: Chris Buckley
Condolence: Grandma,
I am thankful for all the memories and time that we were able to spend together. Growing up and spending summers at the beach in Pawleys Island, taking rides in the golf cart, going to football games in Colorado, home cooked Italian meals, just spending time together and listening to the stories you had to share. You had a big impact on my life, and helped me become the man I am today. I am so thankful and lucky to have had a grandma like you in my life. Love you and miss you.
Wednesday September 05, 2018
Condolence From: Susan Buckley
Condolence: Thinking of both Rita and Ron Sr. today on their Anniversary. I am grateful for the time I had with both of them and how they included me into their family. Rita you were always kind and generous to me. We enjoyed so many visits and holidays with you. I miss your Italian cooking, love of sports and music, and love you had for your family.
Love and Peace.
Tuesday September 04, 2018
Condolence From: Michael Beach
Condolence: I love you granny. I have so many fond memories with you from picking raspberries in your garden in Rye, to driving you to Piggly Wiggly in the golf cart in Pawleys Island. Of all the things that are distinctly "Rita" I will miss your feisty nature the most. The world seems incomplete without your lively and spirited personality. You will be sorely missed by the Beach family, but me most of all. I love you Granny.
Sunday August 05, 2018
Condolence From: Kyle Buckley
Condolence: Grandma,

I'll never forget the childhood memories of going to the beach with you, grandpa and the family at Pawley's Island. Your love and wisdom molded me into the man I am today and I will always cherish the times we spent together every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Summer vacation. You passed on your music gene to me and I'm working my hardest to create the best music I can with the talent passed on from you.

Miss you!

Thursday August 02, 2018
Condolence From: Suzanne Buckley
Condolence: Mom: You had me for 60 years. All the love and caring. Moving to Colorado 3 years ago was hard for you. We made it work. Shopping, going to lunch, and watching TV shows. Too many doctor appointments. I miss you already. Who turned the light on for you???
Love. Suzanne
Thursday August 02, 2018
Condolence From: Stephanie Whitbeck
Condolence: Aunt Rita, So many memories over the years and the miles. Happy that you were able to attend my Dad's last concert when you last visited Michigan; appreciative of staying with you for Nanni's funeral; great memories of our long phone calls; joy that you were able to travel to Avigliano to know it personally; and, respect for your perpetual dignity, kindness and beauty. Your memory will always be a blessing to all of us and we know that you are well and whole and in the warm glow of God and Uncle Ronnie. Hugs to all of the Sabias and Buckleys. Love, Stephanie and Bill Whitbeck and Jackie and Bob Reese
Thursday August 02, 2018
Condolence From: Denise Sabia
Condolence: My heart goes out to you all. Aunt Rita, i will always have memories of holidays in your home in Rye and that blue car. I think it was a Malibu with the flat tire. School shopping and galleria mall. You will be missed. Love Denise
Thursday August 02, 2018
Condolence From: John Sabia
Condolence: Aunt Rita, you were more like a mother to me than an Aunt. Thank you for always being there. I will miss our talks. The trip to Italy will always be a great memory and when you and Suzanne visited Johanne and me in Québec City. We love you and will miss you.
Thursday August 02, 2018
Condolence From: Johanne Sabia
Condolence: My warmest love and deepest sympathy
to the Buckley Family.
Wednesday August 01, 2018
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