Vera Lotti Buckley (1930-2023)

“Mother’s Love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”—Marion Garetty

On Sunday, June 4, Vera Lotti Buckley left this earth peacefully and without pain. Vera was one of three sisters born to Lena and Gino Bertolaccini. She was the most adventurous of the girls and always enjoyed the outdoors. It wasn’t unusual to find her climbing trees and she could really throw a baseball!

When she first married Peter Lotti, they lived in an apartment on Jaques Street in Somerville. Their oldest daughter, Julie, lived with them when she was an infant. They bought their own home and moved there with Julie just before their oldest son, Paul, was born. Vera and Peter raised all six of their children in that home on Eastman Road. 

Raising a family of six children kept her very busy, but she still found time to teach them how to play baseball. She loved sports and cheered for all her Boston teams. She also loved listening to music, especially Andrea Bocelli, Queen, and the Who.

When Vera was in her 80s she met and married Jim Buckley. The two of them enjoyed eating out and traveling when they could. 

Her family was her joy and the focus of her life. She was happiest when she had visits from any one of her 10 grandchildren: Kerrie, Benjamin, Aaron, Ronald, Jr., Jennifer, Ali Rose, Patrick, Matthew, Sean, and Grace. She was predeceased by her husband Peter Lotti, her husband Jim Buckley, and her son Ronald. She leaves behind her daughter, Julie Fitzgerald, and her husband, Ed; her son, Paul Lotti, her son Sam Lotti and his wife Cindy; her daughter Paula Lotti; her son Joseph Lotti and his wife, Janine; Buckley brothers David, Chris, Thomas, and Tim; her sister, Jeanette Alibrandi and her husband Joe, and Ronald’s widow, Lisa Beauregard. She also leaves four great-grandchildren.

Donations to honor Vera’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice.

All services will be private.


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5 Condolences

  1. Alison and Scott on June 8, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Sean, I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. Thinking of you during this very difficult time. Love always, Ali and Scott

  2. Kathy Sullivan on June 9, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Vera, you were one of a kind! Thank you for letting me join your family.
    Forever Grandma Vera, Love Kathy, Shane & Shena

  3. Tama and Bob on June 9, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Julie, you and your family are in our thoughts. We love you.

  4. Theresa & Mike on June 10, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Julie.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We hope your memories of your Mom bring comfort and peace to your heart during this difficult time.

    With Love Always, Theresa and Mike

  5. Jean Sweeney on June 19, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Julie our prayers are with all your family.Your Mom was a wonderful loving lady.She will be missed❤❤🙏❤❤

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