Bucci, Marilyn Owen
Marilyn Owen Bucci passed peacefully at her home in Christiansburg, VA in the morning of October 3rd, 2020. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage.
Marilyn’s greatest pride and joy were her surviving children and their spouses, Paul and Nikki Bucci of Bethesda, MD.; Joseph and Susan Bucci of Tampa, FL.; Melinda and Peter Read of Christiansburg, VA.; Daniel and Elizabeth Bucci of E. Stroudsburg, PA.; Robert and Alison Bucci of Breinigsville, PA.; Mary and Glenn Cotton of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; and her 15 grandchildren and her 23 great-grandchildren.
Born in Bonham, Texas, on March 8, 1926, at age 22 Marilyn moved to Los Angeles where she was employed by Fox Studios and in 1951 moved east, married, and raised a family in northern NJ. She, her husband, and three children were surprised to learn in 1960 that there would be six children in the family. Marilyn was mother to the first set of triplets born in Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ. After raising the family, Marilyn was employed in the Social Security Administration.
Marilyn’s favorite past time was Bible studies and researching important topics, like her father, Robert Dale Owen, whom she admired greatly. She will be remembered for her thirst for knowledge, tenacity, perseverance and quick wit.
Due to Covid-19, memorial services for only the immediate family are planned.
In lieu of flowers, consider honoring Marilyn’s life with a gift to the Carilion Clinic Hospice – New River Valley, 701 Randolph Street, Suite 110, Radford, VA 24141 https://www.carilionclinic.org/locations/carilion-clinic-family-medicine-radford