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Mrs. Mary Buckley Messerly
  • St. Ann Cathoilc Church
    12648 East D Avenue
    Augusta, MI 49012

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“Dear Mary, Sister Mary Theresa, Buckbo, Mary T. one of the best people I ever had the pleasure of knowing and loving. We built houses at the same...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Nina Nowowiecki - Utica, MI

“MareIts been a little more than a year since you left me. I struggle every day without you. You made me a better person! I cherish our memories. I...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Eric Messerly - Hickory Corners, MI

“I just heard about Mary, so sorry for all the Buckleys and her husband. I went to school with Mary all the way from Sacred Heart for 8 years and then...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Kathy Abbott Bolzman - Bad Axe, MI

“Mary, I loved you the first time I saw you. I love you now and I will love you forever. There are no good byes Mary, only lasting love. I miss you my...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: eric messerly - Hickory corners, MI

“Such sad news! My deepest sympathies go out to the Buckleys and Eric. I cherish so many wonderful memories of Mary, my best friend at Bad Axe High...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Susan Edel Nosal - CO

“Deeply saddened to hear of Mary's passing. I graduated with Mary from Bad Axe HS. She always had a smile on her face! Sending condolences to the...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Betty Depcinski Myers - Gladwin, MI

“Aunt Mary will always be remembered as a loving, smiling, and generous Aunt. My heart is heavy for all our Buckley family and my prayers and thoughts...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Brooke Buckley Smith - San Diego, CA

“Kathy, Eric. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Mary will be greatly missed. ”
8 of 28 | Posted by: Rob and Barb McKay - MI

“I didn't know Mary but as a retired coach and teacher at Harbor Beach in the 70's had the privilege of playing golf with her father Spencer as a...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Bruce Glover - Portage, MI

“Eric, I am so terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, Mary. My sincerest condolences go out to you and your extended family. May her many...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Dave Tremblay - Lake Orion, MI

“Mary was a joy to be around. We worked together for many years and her kindness is one of my fondest memories of my 30 years at G.M. Eric I'm so...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Kevin MacKenzie - North Port, FL

“Eric and family, We are missing Mary along with you. Her spirit and smile would light up any room. We are grateful that we had a chance to...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Chris & Nancy Sundberg - MI

“Eric, my heartfelt condolences to you and the Buckley family. Mary was one of the best I've ever worked with in my career at GM on both a personal...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Vanessa DeMenech

“Mary was the BARS expert I always relied on. she was great - always had the answer or would get it. She is dealry missed ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Bob Johnson - Commerce Twp, MI

“Eric, I was shocked an saddened to hear of Mary's passing. The two of you are dear friends. I think about you guys often especially when attending...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Brian Corbett - Wadsworth, OH

“I will miss her! We worked together for almost 20 years. Always a smile on her face! ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Dennis Stickel - Shelby Township, MI

“Dear Eric and family. Mary was one of those people who was not only a GM colleague but a special person whom I considered a close friend. Our...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Ron Lee - Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

“So very sorry for you loss. You are in my prayers. I worked with Mary at General Motors for many years and she was a joy. The thing I will always...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Dennis Hafley - West Bloomfield, MI

“Mary was one of the first poeple to welcome me to General Motors 9 years ago. We sat side by side for 5 of those years and she was one of the best...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Chris Francis - MI - Coworker

“I worked with Mary for a number of years up until her retirement. She was a wonderful person, always willing to help and did everything she could to...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Steve Wilcox - Lansing, MI

“Eric and Buckley Family - I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary for many years at GM and have nothing but happy memories of Mary. ...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Dave Macha - MI - Coworker

“To the Buckley Family....So very sorry for your loss to a very bright and always cheerful individual...May God give all of you some comfort at this...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Patrick Yaroch - Bad Axe, MI

“We send our condolences and prayers as you grieve and say goodbye to Mary. Such sad news and we are so sorry! ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Joni and Tim Knapper - Richland, MI

“There is simply not enough words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I am remembering our many family gatherings. I will not be able to be...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Words can not express how saddened we were to hear of Mary's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Eric, Kathy & Dave - and to all her...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Jack & Patti Fleming - MI

“Kathy and family,Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. You and your sister are in our prayers. The Howard family ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric and the Buckley Family - God bless ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Tony Moceri - Grand Blanc, MI

“Eric, is so hard to express what we are feeling...your loss is tremendous, Mary was a light...a lover of good music...a hoolahooper...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Joan Smith - Mattawan, MI

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Mary Buckley Messerly of Richland, MI

Mary, age. 59 died peacefully Tuesday evening, April 5, 2016 at her residence with her loving family at her side.

Mary, the daughter of Spencer L. and Cleopha G. (Flannery) Buckley, was born in Bad Axe, MI on October 15, 1956; a 1975 graduate of Bad Axe High School and received her Bachelor in Accounting from Michigan State University. She retired in 2013 after 35 years of faithful service as an Accountant for General Motors Company at the World Headquarters. Mary was an avid sports fan especially following Spartan basketball, the Tigers and the Lions. She enjoyed working in her gardens; loved the Blues and was the "Planner" for everything and anything.

Mary was a devoted wife and loving daughter and sister. She was united in marriage to Eric R. Messerly in Lake Orion, MI on April 16, 1988 and he survives. Also, surviving is her mother Cleo Buckley of Bad Axe, MI; two sisters, Sue B. (J. Michael) Smith of Brighton, MI and Kathryn A. (Dr. David) Christ of Kalamazoo, MI; her brother, Robert C. Buckley of Port Austin, MI and was a loving aunt to Andy, Sarah, Jon, Patrick, Brooke, Bo, Laura and Eric. Mary was preceded in death by her father, Spencer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012, with Father James F. Adams, officiating and Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. Family and friends will continue Mary's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon at the Gull Lake Country Club, immediately following the Mass. Memorial contributions in Mary's honor may be directed to St. Ann Catholic Church or Special Olympics of Michigan. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Mary's family with her arrangements.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Michael Raphelson, Medical Director for the Hospice Care of Southwestern Michigan; the loving care provided by Chrissie, Darci and Bethany and to Father James Adams for his Spiritual Guidance.