John Buckley (20)

U.S. Veteran, John Buckley, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2016. John was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 23, 1933. He was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1956, and having completed a number of initial Navy tours, John married the love of his life, Lorraine in 1960 in San Francisco, California. John and Lorraine's coast to coast adventure in the Navy spanned another 20 years being blessed with four children along the way - a daughter, Kelly, who passed way as a young child and three boys -- Patrick, Tim and Kevin.


Retiring as a U.S. Navy Captain in 1979 in Northern Virginia, John worked for a number of defense contractors until heeding a call for a simpler life as a retiree which led to John and Lorraine settling down in the community of Magnolia Point in Green Cove Springs, Florida. During his retirement years John stayed busy building and fixing computer systems, performing general handyman chores for many neighbors, and managed to play a bit of pretty average golf. John and Lorraine also enjoyed travel to visit relatives and the many Navy friends that had become like family. John's legacy is the many friends and devoted family who will remember and miss him deeply.


John is survived by his wife, Lorraine; his three sons, Pat, Tim and Kevin and their wives, Jean, Kathy, and Tara; his nine grandchildren Sean (Amy), Mathew, Sarah, Daniel, Joseph, Kaitlyn, Derek, Zackary and his great grandson Grayson; his brother Tom; his sister Patti; and his many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church located at 7190 Highway 17 South, Fleming Island, FL 32003 on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Feel free to sign the family's online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution sent to a charity of choice in memory of John E. Buckley. Arrangements under the direction of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (904) 284-4000.