Virginia Ann Buccina

December 8, 1929 - January 1, 2024
Virginia Ann Buccina

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In Loving Memory of Virginia “Jean” Buccina

December 8, 1929 – January 1, 2024

Jean Buccina, a beloved member of her community, bid us farewell on New Year’s Day, leaving behind a legacy of joy and laughter. Jean lived a life filled with love, happiness, and plenty of delicious baked goods.

Born on a chilly winter day in Pittsburgh, PA, Jean’s warm and compassionate spirit was evident from the start. She brought light into the lives of those around her, whether it was through her delectable creations in the kitchen or her infectious laughter during lively rounds of bingo.

Jean’s family life was a treasure trove of happiness. With a knack for creating carefree memories, she cherished every moment spent with her loved ones. Even though we bid farewell today, those cherished memories will forever be etched in our hearts.

Jean’s passion for baking was unmatched, and those lucky enough to taste her treats experienced a slice of heaven. Her cookies were known to magically disappear within minutes, leaving behind nothing but smiles and crumbs. Baking was not just a hobby for Jean—it was a way to show her love and bring people together.

When she wasn’t whipping up tasty delights in the kitchen, Jean could often be found at her favorite bingo hall, brightening everyone’s day with her enthusiasm and good luck. She had a special talent for turning an ordinary game into a laugh-filled adventure, ensuring that everyone left feeling like a winner.

In her long and fulfilling life, Jean was preceded in death by ten siblings. She is survived and remembered by her two sons Michael (Katherine) and Anthony, five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Virginia “Jean” Buccina will forever be remembered as a beacon of happiness and love, leaving behind a world that is better because she was a part of it. Her legacy lives on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her, and her memory will continue to inspire us to live each day with the same zest for life that she possessed.

Rest in peace, dear Jean. May you forever find yourself in the warm embrace of heavenly bingo halls and endless batches of freshly baked cookies.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, donation link is provided on this obituary page.

Services will be held at:

Saint Michael the Archangel 2281 State Road 580, Clearwater Fl 33763

On Saturday January 13th, 2024 at 1PM

Directly after the service, there will be a gathering for family and friends at :

Innisbrook Resort 36750 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684


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  • January 13, 2024
    Janet Kelly says:
    Jeanie was a ver special and spunky lady. When I arrived to Southern California knowing no one or anything about the area, Jeanie welcomed me with open and helping arms. We had lots of memorable fun times. I'm forever grateful to her. My sympathies to the family and friends for this great loss. Love and prayers!

  • January 13, 2024
    Trish Buccina says:
    I’ve known jeanne since I was 16 years old. I had so many wonderful & fun times with her. We laughed a lot. There was always a supply of “Jeanie’s extra special” frozen daiquiris to share. Remembering the times that she spent with Mandy & Lindsey baking, storytelling & just having fun. Jeanie was a wonderful grandmother! Thank you Jeanie for the beautiful memories. Much love Rest in peace.

  • January 10, 2024
    David Rojtas says:
    Aunt Jeannie was the best. When I visited her she always treated me like a king. I have many fond memories of her kindness and humor.

  • January 06, 2024
    James Sciulli says:
    I think I spent as many early days of my life at the Buccina house as my own. The candy dish was always full of M&Ms, unless Bruno got there first. After those weekend sleepovers, Jeannie would make breakfast then send Mike, Tony and me on our way. It would be with a light-hearted and sarcastic way that was always harmless and funny. She was a kind and generous person who will surely be missed. And even though I had been out of touch with her due to distance, those fun times will be remembered. Jimmie

  • January 06, 2024
    Jennifer and Danny and family says:
    So sad to hear of Aunt Jeannie’s passing. She was always so much fun and just a little bit devious! Every memory makes me laugh bingos, casino trips, Dairy Queen and so many others. She always welcomed us with her famous cookies, a frozen daiquiri, a delicious meal and lots of love. We’ll miss her. Our deepest sympathies to all of you.