11/19/2020 – Marilyn J. Buckley, Clayton

It is with great sorrow that the family of Marilyn J. Buckley announces her passing on November 17th, at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, after a short illness.

A Graveside Service will be held in the Spring at Omar Cemetery.

Born on December 14th, 1943, to Marjorie (Switzer) Spalsbury of Clayton. After attending local high schools and earning her GED, she moved to Rochester, where she worked at the Penfield Nursing Home as a cook for 18 years. In 1988. She became a cook at Watertown Correctional Facility, retiring from Gouverneur Correctional Facility as the Head Cook on 12/13/05, with 7 years of service.

As a person who loved cooking, she often planned family dinners and was often the first to offer to bring food, help plan, and tell stories about when her and her siblings were younger. Along with cooking, she also liked to watch Nascar.

Marilyn is survived by her two sisters, Kathleen Fitchette, Scottsville, and Gale (Jack) Ramsey of Caledonia; two brothers, Gary (Jackie) Clark and Steve (Judy) Clark, both of LaFargeville; seven nieces and nephews; six great nieces and nephews; two great great nephews, all of whom affectionately called her Jeanie; and her beloved dog, Stewie.

She was predeceased by her mother Marjorie, and her father, Norman Clark.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the SPCA.


  1. Frederica & Jon Webb Posted

    Dear Gary and Jackie & family!
    So very, very sorry to read of Marilyn’s passing! She was always smiling and had lots of stories to tell! Her friendliness always made you feel comfortable!
    We hope you will find comfort and peace in your memories and love shared among you all!
    She will be remembered and missed!
    We love you and send hugs. May you feel God’s presence in your sorrow!
    Freddie & Jon!

  2. Deanna Halko Posted

    Dear Gary & Family, Gail and family and Kathleen and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Marilyn’s passing. Remembering all the times we had growing up, Saturday nights with parents playing cards and us kids horsing around or watching Gun Smoke. Sunday dinners when the family all got together. We will all miss her and prayers go to all of you for strength.
    Love to all

  3. Marc and Sally Switzer Posted

    So sorry to hear about Marilyn’s passing. She was such a warm and caring person. You could always count on her smile and her making you feel important. She will be missed.
    Love Marc and Sally

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