Salem — Bryan G. Buckley, 35, a loving husband and father, cherished by his wife, Jennifer A. (Sweeney) Buckley, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Born in Lynn, he attended the Middleton Public Schools, and became a skillful carpenter. Bryan was a talented artist who could capture the beauty in the world he saw around him. He had a love for traveling with his wife, cooking for his friends and family, and was adored for sharing his sense of humor, which drew a smile and a laugh with his friends and family. Bryan always saw the best in the people in his life.
Most of all, he loved and adored his two daughters, Claire and Lila. His joy in life was to see the happiness his girls and his wife, Jennifer, brought into this world. He lived his life for his family.
His grandparents, Jack and Ruth Kittredge of Beverly, had a great influence of and inspiration in his life. Bryan was predeceased by mother, Lauren Kittredge, and stepfather, Leo Rosa, whom he loved dearly; and his uncle, Gary Buckley. He also leaves behind his father and stepmother, Dennis and Kathy Buckley of Salem; his two brothers, Casey and Christopher Rosa of Beverly; an uncle, Bruce and his wife, Jeanne, of Beverly; and his cousins, Michael Kittredge, and Haley, Jeffery and Jessica Rosa; an aunt, Diane Rosa; an uncle, Daniel Rosa; a grandmother, Zilda Rosa; and an aunt, Patricia Hill and her husband, Bob.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Friday, at 11 a.m., in St John the Baptist the Church, 17 Church St., Peabody, Mass. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Murphy Funeral Home. Interment will be private. Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to the Bryan Buckley Memorial Fund (for his daughters' education), c/o Marblehead Bank, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 101-F, Beverly, MA 01915. For his guest book, or additional information, please call 978-744-0497, or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.