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Sister Agnes C. Buckley

Sister Agnes C. Buckley
  • February 9, 1937 - September 23, 2017
  • South Boston, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to
  • Sisters of Providence
    1 Sisters of Providence
    St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

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“I am so sorry for your loss of Agnes Clare our prayers are with your family. She will always be in our heart. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Marie Leno - Derry, NH - friend

“I knew Sister when she was in charge of the St. Rose High, Chelsea Alumni Association and she was running alumni reunions for us. She did it with...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Carol McCarthy - Everett, MA

“I am deeply sorry for the loss of Agnes. May God's loving kindness bring peace and comfort during this sad and difficult time. ...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“My family sends our sincere condolences for your loss. May happy memories of your loved one and the words of Isaiah 57:15 provide you with much...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Green Family

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I pray in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared and will always cherish...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Sister Agnes Clare, you were so much more than a teacher to me-so many fond memories! You were a beautiful soul! We will miss you! ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Dineen Mckittrick-Tennihan - MA

“Sister Agnes Clare you will forever be in my heart. I have many fond memories of both you and your mother. Both of you had a huge impact on my life...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Bruno - Cape Coral, FL

“I got to meet Sister Agnes Claire at the funeral for my grandmother. We had an immediate connection and a wonderful friendship was born. When my...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Lori Yeager - Altoona, PA

“My Dear Sister were our Angel here on earth...and now our Angel in family and I were so blessed to have met you. We will...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Rosann - East Boston, MA

BUCKLEY, Sr. Agnes C., Sisters of Providence- of Chelsea, September 23rd. Devoted daughter of the late James C. and Agnes G. (Enos) Buckley. Beloved sister of James Buckley and his wife Eleanor of Wilmington, Catherine Musicof and her husband Sol of Stoneham and the late Paul Buckley and his surviving wife Donna of Revere. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews as well as the ​​Sisters of Providence family. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, CHELSEA on Friday September 29th at 8 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., Revere at 9 o'clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 PM. Services will conclude with interment in the Sisters' of Providence grave site at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Sisters ​of Providence, St. Mary of the Woods, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana, 47876.

Born in Malden 80 years ago, Sister Agnes' early years were in Chelsea where she attended St. Rose School. She entered the Sisters
​​ of Providence in February of 1956 and took her vows in 1958. A graduate of St. Mary of the Woods College with a bachelors in Education, she continued her studies at Salem State. Her early years in teaching were spent in Maryland at Hallethorpe followed by 6 years at The Chevrus School in Malden. In the mid 70's, she returned home to Chelsea and began her assignment at St. Rose elementary school, teaching grades 1 through 8. In 2004, she finished her teaching career with the 5th grade class and as administrator of the St. Rose Alumni Association. Sister continued to minister to St. Rose working in the office of St. Rose Rectory until the convent closed and moved to Revere. In 1989, over 28 years ago, Sister Agnes underwent a Heart Transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a first for it being the 1st woman to receive a heart transplant. To this day she in the longest living transplant survivor. In February of this year she celebrated 62 years to her calling.

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