Buckler, Mary Helen
Birth: Saturday, June 04, 1932 in New York City, New York
Residence: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the age of 84
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 in the St. John Vianney Catholic Church Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Mary Helen Buckler, 84, of Prince Frederick, Maryland died peacefully on November 30, 2016 at The Hermitage of Solomons. The daughter of the late John and Catherine Fanning Riordan, she was born in New York City on June 4, 1932. She attended the Saint Anslem School and graduated from Walton High School, an all girls preparatory school in Bronx, NY.
In the early 1950's Helen moved to Washington DC and began working in the accounting department for the Marriott Company. On a 1954 trip to rural Calvert County for the wedding of one of her sisters, Helen met her future husband, Milburn Alexander Buckler. They were married on August 25, 1955 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Prince Frederick. The couple resided in Takoma Park for a few years before making their home at Dares Beach, where they raised their family.
Mrs. Buckler returned to work in 1967. She was a member of the staff at the Beach Elementary School in Chesapeake Beach for 30 years, retiring in 1997. Over the years at "Beach", she received a great deal of recognition for her timeless efforts and her many contributions to the school, the students and the parents. I later years, she often spoke of hoe fulfilling it was to be part of the school community.
In her retirement years, Helen enjoyed her family and friends. She was especially close to her two grandchildren, for whom she did so very much and loved so dearly. Once retired, she liked to travel, enjoying a few cruises and often visiting her sister in Colorado Springs. She made frequent trips to her favorite Atlantic beaches as well as to her beloved New York City. All travel, however, it should be said, to the amusement of her family and friends, that Helen may very well have been the last adult living in Calvert County who refused to drive a car or even to learn how to drive a car. The subject was simply not up for discussion. She will be remembered as a loving, disciplined, caring person with a generous spirit and a warm sense of humor.
Mrs. Buckler is survived by her children: Catherine Buckler, Alex Buckler, and Jesse Buckler; her two grandchildren: Jesse Alexander Buckler and Natalie Faye Buckler and one great-granddaughter, Sophia Marie Helen Buckler. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph F. Riordan, and niece Melissa Haines. She was predeceased by her husband, Milburn Alexander Buckler, Jr., her brother Kevin Riordan, her sisters, Patricia C. Bowen, Margaret F. Quade, and Theresa M. Zapor.
The family will received friends on Monday December 5, 2016 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 470 Main Street, Prince Frederick from 6-8 PM where mass of Christian burial will be offered on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at 11 AM. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.