Fioreno V. “Skipper” Bucella – 4/2/2023

April 4th, 2023


Fioreno V. “Skipper” Bucella, Jr., 76, passed away on April 2nd, 2023 at the VA Medical Center in Perry Point, MD.  He was born in Chester to the late Fioreno and Agnes Bell Bucella.

Skipper had a remarkable life journey that began with his service in the US Navy during the Vietnam War Era.  After his honorable discharge, he joined the Merchant Marines as an electrician’s mate.  His love of water continued throughout his life and he enjoyed owning his own sailboats and sailing from Maryland to Florida.  After moving to Florida, Skipper became an active member of the Methodist Church. He was a cherished member of the community known for his love of talking, socializing, and flirting.  He could often be found enjoying company and eating Maryland Blue Crabs.  He enjoyed playing the guitar and had a passion for music, particularly classic rock, Jimmy Buffet, Cat Stevens, and Hambone/hand clapping.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James Bucella.  He is survived by his daughter, Beth Bucella-Beal; sisters, Quintelina “Gwen” Lewis, Brenda Eccleston, and Marcia Bucella; grandchildren, Kelsey, Victoria, Amanda, and Brayden; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Sebastian, and Ava; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who he loved dearly.

His funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 6th at 11am at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, Pa.  Friends and family are invited to his viewing from 10-11am.  Burial will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Perry Point VA Medical Center payable to VAMHCS. Attn: Volunteer Services, Perry point, MD 21902

9 thoughts on “Fioreno V. “Skipper” Bucella – 4/2/2023

  • By Hattie Weigle on

    Had some good times with Skip.
    Skip had much character, never a dull moment and always made us laugh!
    He became like a dad figure to me and we did so much together.
    After losing my dad when I was young @ 19, my kids never knew their grandpa, and Skip became their Popeye.
    You will be missed.
    Much Love,
    Kendalynn, Naomi, Raven and Hattie.

  • By Mary Ann Harrold Nicklas on

    June, Beth & Family I was sorry to hear about Skip. Love to all of you.

  • By Mary Ann Harrold Nicklas on

    June, Beth and family I was sorry to hear about Skip. Love to you and your family.

  • By John Rodgers on

    Classmate and childhood friend of Skip back in Marcus Hook. Always liked him. RIP

  • By Tracey Massarelli on

    Skip you were a good friend R.I.P. my condolences to the family A good friend that will be missed have a drink with David glad we talked last month 🙏 ❤

  • By Tracey Mcginn on

    Uncle skip love u may you sip truly a great man he just videod me last month I’ll cherish the memory

  • By Deb (Hogan) Smith on

    Skip was the very definition of “free spirit.” I actually ran into Skip in Jamaica once… you just never knew where you’d find him! Never met anyone quite like him in my lifetime and I know I never will. Always a smile on his face. Hope he didn’t suffer any pain in his later years and I regret losing track of him these last 10 yrs or so. I agree with Maryanne… Sail on Skip! The world will miss you.


    Skipper: Definitely one of a kind! Always adventurous,happy Go Lucky guy. Would bring Life to any gathering, Everytime I see an Airstream it will remind me of you Sail Away my friend LOL

  • By Marie weakland on

    so sorry june,Beth and family.always liked Skip
    fond memories from years gone by.GOD BLESS 🙏♥️

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