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Pat Buckheit

August 30, 1933 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 88)


Pat Buckheit, Mom, Grandma, Grandma B, as she was affectionately known to family and friends, was born in 1933 and raised in Richmond Hill, Queens, to parents Irv and Elizabeth Morgan. She grew up alongside her loving sister Jean and together they would forever be known as The Morgan Girls. While they lived in Queens, they spent all their summers at their bungalow in the WORC camp in Oakdale, Long Island. Pat enjoyed reminiscing and telling stories about the wonderful times spent there.  

Pat went to Our Lady of Perpetual Help elementary school and Dominican Commercial High School. After graduation, she went on to work at Universal Studios in Manhattan. It was coming home on the bus one day from work where she first crossed paths with a handsome man by the name of Bill Buckheit. This chance encounter would lead to her marrying the love of her life.  

Pat and Bill went on to have five children: Jean, Terry, Billy, Kenny and Patty. They moved from Queens and planted roots in Valley Stream, Long Island. It was here that they shared many years filled with Sunday family dinners, summer BBQs, house-packed holidays, happy hour cocktails and so many more wonderful memories that marked a long, well-lived life. 

Pat lost the love of her life when Bill passed suddenly. As challenging and heart-breaking as it was, her strength never waned. She kept family and traditions going. After 42 years in Valley Stream, it was no surprise she would move to the place she always loved and cherished growing up, Oakdale. It is there where she would spend her remaining years. 

Pat was a tiny lady with a big personality. You could always count on her for a good laugh. She loved whiskey sours, cookies, horror movies, and Jeopardy. One thing she loved almost as much as her family was Judge Judy! If you were smart, you would not call the house at 4pm. She would be parked on the couch with a glass of wine and her potato chips, hooting and hollering at the TV.  

At the end of the day, what made Pat the happiest was being surrounded by her loving, adoring family. 

For Pat, Mom, Grandma, Grandma B – life was “grand”. 

Pat is survived by her sister Jean, and nieces Kate and Janet, her daughter Jean and husband Nat, daughter Terry and husband Ken, son Billy and wife Sally, son Kenny and wife Lisa, daughter Patty and wife Michelle, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Visitation- Wednesday November 17, 2021 from 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 p.m. at our West Sayville Funeral Home, 245 Main St.

Funeral Mass- Thursday November 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Nepomucene RC Church, Bohemia

Interment- St. Charles Cemetery

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November 17, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Home, West Sayville
245 Main Street
West Sayville, NY 11796

November 17, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Home, West Sayville
245 Main Street
West Sayville, NY 11796

Funeral Mass
November 18, 2021

10:00 AM
St. John Nepomucene RC Church
1140 Locust Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716


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