Ida (Palazzesi) Buck

Ida P BuckIda (Palazzesi) Buck, 93, of Ridgefield, wife of the late James Buck, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 6, 2016.

Mrs. Buck was born in Rome, Italy, September 12, 1922, daughter of Gaetano and Theresa (Vuotto) Palazzesi. She attended schools in Italy and worked as a professional model on the Isle of Capri before immigrating to the United States in 1945, first settling in Norfolk, Virginia.

She enjoyed Italian culture, cooking, sewing, music and travel but most of all the times shared with her family and close friends.

Mrs. Buck was a member of St. Mary’s Parish of Ridgefield.

She is survived by two sons; Peter Abiouness and his wife, Leigh of Norfolk, VA, Frank Buck and his wife, Aurea of Sandy Hook, CT; and a daughter, Terri Lewallen and her husband, Brian of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; nine grandchildren and a great grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Buck was predeceased by two brothers, Orlando and Alberto Palazzesi who remained in Italy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ridgefield.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mrs. Buck’s memory may be made to the Danbury Animal Welfare Society, 147 Grassy Plain St., Bethel, CT 06801.

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