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In loving memory of
Vera Mae Buscemi
  • August 02, 1931
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  • June 19, 2022

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Vera Mae Buscemi (nee Jones)


Our beloved mother Vera Mae Buscemi, passed away on June 19th. To say she will be missed is an understatement because she’s left a hole in our family that will never be filled. She was beautiful on the inside and out, and was kind, sometimes to a fault. Often, she would stop her car and ask an older person who was walking if she could drive them somewhere, and several times to our father’s chagrin, if she saw someone eating alone at a restaurant, she’d invite them to join us. She ran her husband’s law office for many years and when she could find the time, she played golf with her girlfriends. She raised three very challenging children and we all remember how none of our friends could ever beat her at arm wrestling! She was a fair to middling golfer and for many years in Ocala, she played with the ladies’ league daily, but she was a killer bridge player. She and my father loved to travel, particularly in the Carribean and Europe. When our father passed last year at the age of 92, she felt untethered and terribly lonely, saying nearly every day that she just wanted to be with him again. So now they are back together. Married for nearly 67 years they were 2 halves of the same person, or at least that’s what she used to claim.  So though we will all miss her terribly, we know that she’s back with her beloved husband and finally at peace. Vera leaves behind three children, Laura Buscemi Lakey, Charles Buscemi, and Lawrence Buscemi, and their spouses, John Lakey, Patricia Buscemi, and Michele Buscemi. She will be profoundly missed by her younger brother Paul Davis Jones and his husband Clarion Hesse. Vera also had eight grandchildren whom she absolutely adored, Alexa Lakey West, Amanda Buscemi Maruri, Kathleen Lakey, Brian Buscemi, Kevin Buscemi, Eliana Buscemi, Lucia Buscemi, and Natalia Buscemi, as well as 2 great grandchildren, Nico Maruri and Lucas Maruri. She was preceded in death by her husband S. Charles Buscemi, Her sister Doris McEwan, her brother John (Jack) Jones, as well as most of her friends. One advantage to her living to be almost 91 is that when she arrived in heaven there was a loving throng waiting with open arms to welcome her in. Rest in peace Vee Vee!

Baldwin  Brothers Funeral and Cremation Society in Timber Ridge is honored to be handling arrangements.

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  1. Carmen Buscemi says:
    30 Jun 2022
    “May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

  2. Carmen Buscemi says:
    30 Jun 2022
    “May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest”

  3. ClaudettePalmer says:
    29 Jun 2022
    Ms vera was a nice lady being a caregiver for her meant so much to me,she though me so much both Good and bad .lol! and I miss her so much RIP mama. Claudette

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