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Patricia B. Buckland
COOPERSTOWN _ Patricia B. Buckland, loving daughter of George and Hannah Benedict, born Jan. 9, 1926, passed peacefully the morning of Sept. 24, 2012, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
Patricia was preceded to heaven by her husband, Charles Buckland.
She is survived by her three sons, George, Charles and Thomas; her loving daughters-in-law, Sue, Tina, Jennifer and Judith; her grandchildren, Morgan and Patricia; a wonderful granddaughter-in-law, Mollie; her great-grandchildren, Robbie and Braeden; and a large, loving extended family.
Pat's faith was a very important part of her life. It was something that she never left for granted. She studied it, worked at it and lived it. She was an active member of St. Faith's Episcopal Church in Cutler Ridge, Fla., for many years. She attended Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown and recently began worshiping at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartwick Seminary.
Patricia "Pat" was a bright, strong, vibrant woman who left a wonderful legacy. She was a blessing to all she came in contact with and will be missed and loved by all those who knew her.
There will be a private memorial service with family to be held on the family farm in Hartwick.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown.
Online condolences may be made at www.cooperstownfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to a charity of one’s choice. Patricia was supporting Simply Smiles. You may donate by going to their website: www.simplysmiles.org/how-you-can-help/donate/. You may also donate by personal check made payable to "Simply Smiles" and mail to 1771 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880.
Published on  October 4, 2012
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