Catherine G. (Buckley) Musicof

November 1st, 2019

Catherine G. Musicof (Buckley), “Cathie”, age 80, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 30, 2019, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading.

Cathie was born on November 17, 1938, in Malden; MA; she was the beloved daughter of the late James and Agnes (Enos) Buckley. Cathie was raised in Revere and Chelsea and attended St. Rose Elementary School and was a graduate of St. Rose High School in Chelsea, MA.

Cathie went on to enter the Order of the Sisters of Providence to start her calling as a Nun in the early sixties. She attended St. Mary-of-the-Woods in Indiana novitiate and took culinary courses. Cathie then left the order of the Sisters of Providence and worked at a number of jobs in banking and then on to the Treasurer’s Office at the city hall in Chelsea. She decided to work with disabled children at Kennedy Memorial in Boston in the middle sixties. Cathie became a nurses aide taking care of the severely sick children there. The Franciscan Missionaries who were in charge of this hospital facility saw what loving care she showed the sick children and encouraged her to attend St. Elizabeth’s Hospital nursing program where she became a Registered Nurse.

Throughout her nursing career, Cathie, worked for several hospitals and later on she cared for the elderly at various nursing homes. Cathie showered her patients with kindness and care; she treated them as “family” and always had their best interest at heart.

Cathie left the Franciscan Order in the early eighties and entered civilian life. In the mid 1990’s while working at a hospital she met a pharmacist, Sol Musicof; they became fast friends and enjoyed each other’s company. Cathie and Sol married in October of 1998 just recently celebrating their 21st Anniversary; they were a good match and had lots of great times together throughout the years. They enjoyed traveling, dancing, and spending time with their family and friends.

Cathie loved her family with all her heart, she was a wonderful wife, daughter, sister, aunt and sister-in-law; she was very close to her nieces and nephews and enjoyed being a step-mom to Sol’s two children. Cathie looked forward to family holidays and special occasions just to have everyone together.

Cathie will be fondly remembered for her great sense of humor, her unconditional love for others and for her kind, warm personality. Her laugh was infectious! She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Cathie is survived by her devoted husband Solomon Musicof, she was the cherished daughter of the late James and Agnes (Enos) Buckley, beloved sister of James Buckley & his wife Eleanor of Wilmington, the late Paul Buckley & his wife Donna Buckley of Revere and the late Sister Agnes Clare (Phyllis) Buckley. Loving aunt of Patrice & Michael Elia, Deb & Mark Rasmussen, Paul Buckley, Sean and Angela Buckley, Kelley Pisaturo, Shannon & Steve Chiesa. Special great aunt to many beloved nieces and nephews. Cathie was also very special to her step-children Leigh Musicof & his wife Phuong of Merrimack, NH and Jennifer Musicof of Wakefield.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, November 5th for Visitation from 10:00-11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Catherine’s memory may be made to Marian Manor, 130 Dorchester St., South Boston, MA 02127.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Catherine G. (Buckley) Musicof”

  1. Martin Ammer says:

    Myself, Marie and our children David, Timothy and Laura wish to express our sympathy to the family at this difficult time. Catherine is being prayed for by all of us, although, perhaps we should be seeking her prayers in our behalf. Special condolences to Sol for his loss.

  2. Joe & Jill Boyd & Family says:

    Loss leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Hugs and prayers at this difficult time, you are in our prayers Aunt Cathy!

  3. Maryesther Fournier says:

    So sorry for your loss Sol. I am pleased to see you had happiness with a wonderful woman and I hope that your memories will give you solace.

  4. James & Maribeth Sullivan says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Sol and all the family. Cathie was a treasure of warmth, full of kindness, and lots of fun. We will both miss her very much, and will keep you all in our prayers!

  5. Lynne Kutylo says:

    Cathy & I studied together at SMW over 50 years ago and I still vividly remember her wonderful zest for life & genuine affection for everyone. We haven’t been in touch for years but it’s not surprising to learn she lived so generously & lovingly. My condolences to you Sol, family & friends.

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