Buckley, Eileen A., Hemlock, Michigan

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Cartwright Care Center. Age 74 years. The daughter of the late Owen and Julia (Gaertner) McCullen was born on March 7, 1937. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School, the class of 1955. On September 15, 1956 she married Arthur J. Buckley; he survives her. Eileen retired from the Hemlock Public Schools Food Services. She was a very active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; a member of the church's various groups. Eileen worked with several organizations involving camping, an activity she also enjoyed. She also liked gardening and making afghan blankets. Surviving besides her husband Art, are their children; Patrick (Kelly) Buckley, Michael (Karyn) Buckley, Timothy (Genise) Buckley, James (Patricia) Buckley, Daniel (Diane) Buckley, Donald Buckley and friend Judy Sommer; 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren with four more arriving shortly; two brothers Owen P. (Patricia) McCullen, Keith (Beth) McCullen; 4 brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law and their spouses and many nieces and nephews. Eileen was predeceased by a sister, Karen Pruitt, a daughter-in-law Susan Buckley, a step-grandson Jeremy Fawcett and her precious cats; Critter, Cedar and Patches. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hemlock. Fr. Steven Gavit will officiate with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Merrill. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday at W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. where a vigil service will take place at 7:00 p.m. and on Monday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral liturgy. A rosary will be said in Eileen's honor at the Knights of Columbus Council #2291 meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Holy Cross Children's Services (Boysville) or a charity of your choice. www.casefuneralhome.com