Virginia L. Buckley

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May 11, 1929 ~ October 21, 2020

BUCKLEY – Virginia L. of Leonia, NJ. Died on October 21 at the age of 91. Born in Manhattan on May 11, 1929 to Alfred and Josephine Iacuzzi, Virginia is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, David, her children Laura and Brian with Wei, 3 grandchildren Josephine, Odin, and Eamon, and her sister, Eleanor Natili-Branca. Virginia attended Wellesley College and received an M.A. from Columbia University before embarking on a long successful career in children's book publishing. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 4-7 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The celebration of her funeral mass in St. John R.C. Church will be on Wednesday at 11am. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Funeral Mass: October 28, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation: October 27, 2020 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. I had the great pleasure of working with Virginia at Penguin in the 1990s. She was an editorial role model. I admired the great trust she inspired in her authors, her very proper way of behaving and presenting herself, and her twinkling sense of humor. She will be missed in our world. Condolences to your family. And thank you for sharing the lovely memorial video.

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