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