Gloria (Gregg) Buckley

SALISBURY — Gloria (Gregg) Buckley of Salisbury slipped away peacefully on the evening of Jan. 30, 2018, at home with her family. 

She was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Macomb Ill., the only child of Kathleen (Webster) and Dr. Dow Hawkins Gregg. She attended Western Illinois University and later worked for the state of Illinois in Springfield. 

In the mid 1950s, she moved east to attend the Art Student’s League summer school in Woodstock, N.Y., where she then settled and lived for many years. During the Woodstock years, she married and had her only child, Dana. 

She also had a women’s wear shop called The Country Peddlers, and was involved with the American Cancer Society and other local organizations.

In 1976, she married Donald Bright Buckley, moved to Connecticut and eventually to Salisbury.  She and her husband ran their antiques business, Buckley and Buckley Antiques,  for nearly four decades. Known throughout the antiques world as American William and Mary period experts, they collected what they loved and filled their home in Salisbury with objects of history and beauty. 

Gloria was an avid gardener and needleworker, loving pattern and color in all her work.

Her volunteer work in the community included time on the boards of the Salisbury VNA and the Holley House historical society as well as the Historic District Commision. She also spent several years volunteering at the Tremaine Gallery at Hotchkiss, and at Noble Horizons.

She will be best remembered for her kindness to all, her love of life, her generous heart, her marvelous creativity and her abiding faith in humanity.  

Gloria is survived by her daughter, Dana Rohn; her son-in-law, Fritz Rohn; her granddaughters, Chloë Rohn and Phoebe Rohn; her grandson, Wesley Buckley; and all her friends far and wide.

A memorial service will be held on March 10 at 4 p.m. at the Salisbury Congregational Church. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The Corner Food Pantry.