Anthony Joseph “Bucky” Bacchetta

July 7, 1934 - March 9, 2020 West Grove, PA | Age 85 Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother Uncle and Friend.

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.

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Memorial Donations

VFW Post 5892

P.O. Box 231
Hockessin, DE 19707

Willow Tree Hospice

616 East Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348



The Visitation haws been cancelled
It will be rescheduled early next year.

Celebration of Life

His Graveside service has been cancelled.
It will rescheduled early next year.




  1. A wonderful father of six children, who was loving, caring, always supportive even from afar. All of your family and the many people you befriended in your life’s journey will miss you but never forget you. I am happy you lived an adventurous life and did it your way.
    Your princess, I love you daddy.

    Antonette Fitz | March 23, 2020 at 12:29 AM
  2. Dear Bacchetta Family
    I am so sorry to hear about your father. No matter how old we get or how far we travel I will always remember the days of our youth on Route 41, Your Dad is a kind, wonderful man. He has great children.


    Brother | March 20, 2020 at 7:55 PM
  3. He was family to me..his daughters and sons were like my sister and brothers..
    All my love, to all of you and your families.
    May he Rest In Peace ♥️

    Diane Leonzis | March 19, 2020 at 12:16 AM
  4. So very sorry for your loss. Bucky was a joy to be around. Will miss his stories and jokes. We will especially miss him. RIP dear friend.
    Bill and Joyce Hirst

    Bill and Joyce Hirst | March 16, 2020 at 2:24 PM
  5. Dad, you taught us to swim at the quarry, drive a car,tractor and pickup truck, shoot, ride, pick and pack mushrooms. Your six kids will miss you Dad. The breakfasts together , the holidays, the fun nights at the Hilltop. And so much more. Good bye Dad. Rest in Peace.

    Rosemarie Bacchetta | March 14, 2020 at 9:24 PM
  6. My brother was well loved by all who really knew him. I taught him a lot of acrobatic tricks and how to swim in the White Clay creek. He was better than me soon after the lessons!!
    He had more “careers” than anybody in the family. He was to me a great little brother and the father of six great kids. God bless An de nee as Pop would have said
    Loving brother

    Jimmy B | March 14, 2020 at 10:43 AM
  7. We loved listening to Bucky stories. We only got to know him in the last couple years. We enjoyed having him in our home for dinner. He was so gracious and sent us a box mushrooms.

    We will miss him.

    Ken and Carolyn Landis

    Ken & Carolyn Landis | March 14, 2020 at 10:27 AM
  8. Met this guy September past. Always a smile and a kind word to all. Stubborn and determined no matter what that was “Bucky”.
    You will be missed….RIP

    James M Smith | March 13, 2020 at 7:59 PM
  9. They broke the mold when they made Bucky. The Kennett crowd including Bucky had great times in Willdwood he was a fun guy. RIP Bucky you will be long remembered

    P. Konitzer | March 13, 2020 at 3:06 PM
  10. Rest easy my friend ❤️.. WOW I will miss your stories, jokes, and your unique perspective on life!!
    To the family,
    Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning

    Joanne Brison Carter

    Joanne M Carter | March 13, 2020 at 10:40 AM
  11. I never met Bucky but my mom Snowe Walsh was a friend of his and spoke of him fondly. My mom died in 2017. I am very sorry for your loss.

    Susan Waltman

    Susan Waltman | March 12, 2020 at 6:08 PM
  12. RIP, Bucky. We will miss you, so many. Happy memories , enjoyed your smiles, laughs, stories and jokes. You have left a sad spot in our hearts. Luther House won’t be the same without you. Pat F

    Pat fitzpatrick | March 12, 2020 at 4:21 PM
  13. My deepest condolences to his family which he was so proud of. Always a smile on his face and a funny story to tell.
    May he rest in peace.
    Richard and Patti Hobson

    Patti Hobson | March 12, 2020 at 4:17 PM

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