Anthony Joseph “Bucky” Bacchetta, age 85, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Jennersville Regional Hospital, Jennersville, PA. He was born on July 7, 1934, and was born and raised in Avondale, PA. He is the son of Vincenzo and Mary Bacchetta originally from Abruzzo province of Italy.
He is survived by his six children: Rose Marie Scope (Steve) of New Mexico; Antonette Fitz of California; Anthony “Bucky, Jr.” Bacchetta (Mary) of Wilmington, DE; Mary Jo Hoffman (Bill) of South Carolina; Edward Bacchetta (Theresa) of Newark, DE; and Barbara Ciuffetelli (Bernie) of West Grove, PA. He is also survived by his brother Vincent “Jimmy” Bacchetta (Sue) of South Carolina; a sister, Antoinette DiEdwardo of New York; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Bucky graduated from Kennett High School in 1953. After serving in the US Army in Alaska as a ski trooper, he worked in his family’s mushroom growing business for many years, drove long distance trucking, and eventually was a Deputy Sheriff of Chester County before retiring.
He loved playing pool at the Hockessin VFW Post 5892 where he also served as Post Commander as well as being a life-long member of the American Legion. He was well known in the area and loved his daily coffee klatch at the local McDonalds. He never met a person he didn’t like and always had something witty to say. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
His visitation and Graveside service have been cancelled. Will be rescheduled early next year.
Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the VFW Post 5892, P.O. Box 231, Hockessin, DE 19707 or to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E. Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA. 19348.
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com
VFW Post 5892
Willow Tree Hospice
VisitationThe Visitation haws been cancelled
It will be rescheduled early next year.
Celebration of LifeHis Graveside service has been cancelled.
It will rescheduled early next year.
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