PLASTER ROCK, New Brunswick, Canada – Following a courageous battle of cancer, Gerald Bucci of Plaster Rock passed away at the Grand Falls General Hospital on Feb. 7, 2014. Born in St. Leonard, N.B., on Oct. 9, 1926, he was the son of the late John and Emma (Mazerolle) Bucci.
Gerald leaves behind his wife, Hazel Bucci (Schofield); his children, Karen Jenkins and Brian of New Maryland, Sandra Dow and John of St. Stephen, Richard Bucci and Shawn of Riley Brook, John Bucci of Plaster Rock, Paul Bucci and Sherry of Brownville Junction, and Brenda Bucci of Plaster Rock; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Florence Roulston of Halifax, N.S., Mildred Dube of Perth-Andover, Doris Straitght of Presque Isle, and Verna Green of Plaster Rock; brothers, Eldred “Fuzz” Bucci and Lorna of Plaster Rock, and Wallace Bucci of Fredericton. Gerald was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Roy and Lawrence Bucci.
Gerald retired from Canadian Pacific Railway after 45 years of employment. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II onboard HMCS Ontario. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 29, for 69 years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Upper Valley Shrine Club Caboose Unit. Gerald enjoyed many outdoor activities, including fishing and hunting.
Respecting Gerald’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at St. Andrew’s United Church, Plaster Rock, with the Rev. Amanda Longmoore officiating. Interment will be at Plaster Rock Community Cemetery at a later date. A Legion Memorial Service and a Masonic Service will be held at the church on Thursday just prior to the formal memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations sent to Shriners or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 29, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover and Plaster Rock.