MEXICO, ME – Peter J. “Pete” Buccina, 66, died Thursday, May 17, 2012 after a long illness at his residence on the River Road, Mexico, ME. He was born in Rumford, Maine on July 15, 1945, the son of Joseph and Rose (Curato) Buccina, and graduated from Mexico High School Class of 1963 and from Farmington State College Class of 1967 with his Bachelor of Science Degree for teaching. He taught Social Studies at Poland Elementary School for many years. He also owned and operated Chico’s Restaurant and Virginia Gardens Restaurant in Rumford before starting Arrow Rentals in Mexico where he rented equipment. Pete enjoyed many sports including racquet ball, tennis and running. He was an avid NFL fan and of the New York Yankees. He was a very thoughtful and caring person and treated people with respect. The family wish to thank Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice for their help and loving care and to his many close friends who helped him through his illness. He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Parish, St. Athanasius – St. John Church. Survivors include a brother Robert Buccina of Wiscasset, ME; a sister Janet Clawson of Chagrin Falls, OH; and many nieces and nephews; and was predeceased by his parents and brother Joseph Buccina, Jr. Friends are invited to share their thoughts, condolences and memories online at www.meaderandson.com
BUCCINA – Peter J. “Pete” Buccina, 66, of Mexico, died Thursday, May 17, 2012. Funeral Mass 10 AM Tuesday at Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius – St John Church, 126 Maine Avenue, Rumford. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Rumford. Calling hours 2-4 and 6-8 PM Monday at the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME 3 Franklin Street, P. O. Box 537, Rumford, ME 04276. Those who desire, please contribute to the Oncology Department c/o Rumford Hospital, 420 Franklin Street, Rumford, ME 04276 or to the MCCM, Oncology Dept, 100 Campus Avenue, Scarborough, ME 04074 in his memory.