Gertrude T.'s Story
Gertrude T. (Tessier) Buchika, 97, died peacefully at her home on Monday, May 16, surrounded by those she loved. She was the widow of the late George Buchika.
Gertrude was devoted to her family and was the beloved matriarch of five generations. She was predeceased by her son, Roger, who died in 2011. She is survived by daughters, Clodette and her husband, John Ruth, Jr. and Cynthia Buchika all of Haverhill, a daughter-in-law, Jane Buchika of Andover, her grandchildren include Maureen Ruth, Cathleen Ahern, John Ruth, III, Cheryl Accardi, Samantha, Andrew and Brant Buchika, and Emily and Jessica Antos, seven great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours on Thursday afternoon, May 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her funeral will be held on Friday morning, May 20, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. James Church, Winter St., Haverhill. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o, St. James Parish, 6 Cottage St., Haverhill, MA 01830. To view her complete obituary, share a memory or for more information please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  May 19, 2016