Theresa C. Buckley, 90

Fashion illustrator, silk floral designer

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Theresa C. Buckley (nee Casey), 90, of Riverside, died July 18, 2020.

Born May 22, 1930, Ms. Buckley, prior to raising her family, enjoyed a career as a fashion illustrator. Later in life, she spent many years at Marshall Field's as the silk floral designer. 

Nothing made her happier than gathering with family and friends to enjoy a homemade meal.

Ms. Buckley was the wife of the late Jack L. Buckley; the mother of Cathy (David) Whelan, Lisa (Robert) Fry and Kevin (Heather) Buckley; the grandmother of Kevin, Lauren and Cate Whelan, Declan and Jack Fry and Emmet Buckley; the sister of the late James P. (late Peggy) Casey and the late Theady (late Helen) Casey; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews. 

Services were held on July 27 at St. Mary Church in Riverside, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. 

Memorials to Misericordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, 60660 ( are appreciated. 

Arrangements were handled by The Original Kuratko Family, Brian D. Kuratko, director.

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