Ann L. Buscarello

May 11, 2023

Visiting Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 3 – 8 PM at Martin Hughes Funeral Home, 530 Narrows Road South, Staten Island, NY 10304

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 12 Noon at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 5371 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10312

Private cremation to follow

In lieu of flowers donations to Make a Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Ann Loraine Buscarello (nee. Jeans)

February 4, 1934- May 10, 2023

                Ann Buscarello (Jeans), 89, passed into eternal life surrounded by her loving family on May 10, 2023.  Ann was and will always be our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. Those who were blessed to know her in this earthly life would describe her as kind-hearted, virtuous, and strong.

Ann and her twin sister Kitty (Mary Catherine) were born in Brooklyn, New York on February 4, 1934. She attended grade school and high school in Brooklyn, NY, where she also met and married her husband, Jack Buscarello in 1952. They were blessed to have 5 beautiful children. Ann was divorced at a young age and worked full-time to support her young family. She worked at Brooklyn State Hospital as a secretary for many years and retired in 1993. Once she had grandchildren, Ann would help as much as she could with them. They brought her great joy.

Ann had a great love and devotion to her family. She and her twin sister Kitty would spend their birthday month in Myrtle Beach, SC. She loved the ocean and traveling. In the early 1980’s, she started taking each of her 18 grandchildren on an individual vacation to wherever they wanted to go. She became a “regular” at Disney World, and even attended the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA.

Ann was a lifetime BINGO lover. She enjoyed playing locally, or even poolside on vacation in Mexico. She was the matriarch of the Buscarello family and attended all family celebrations, and of course always sent a greeting card. One special event was the infamous Buscarello Christmas Eve gathering, which became more important as she lost loved ones throughout the years.

Ann was never one to complain. She loved deeply, fiercely, and unconditionally. She had a great love for God and devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary. Although her life was full of many difficulties and trials, she bore them gracefully and never lost hope. She knew that God was bigger than her. She was slow to anger and quick to forgive, always welcoming with open arms. On her deathbed, Ann continued to have a grateful heart. She knew she was loved and was ready to go to her heavenly home.

Ann is preceded in death by her parents Ann (Coombs) and Edward Jeans, and twin sister Mary Catherine “Kitty” O’Brien (deceased 2007).

 Ann is survived by younger sister Patricia Kavanagh (Jeans), 3 of her 5 children, James and Deborah Buscarello, Virginia (Buscarello) and William Large, Jacqueline (Buscarello) (deceased 2017) and Paul Constantino (deceased 2020), John (deceased 2012) and Linda Buscarello, and Jodi (Buscarello) and Kevin McCormick (deceased 1983); 17 of her 19 grandchildren, William T. Large, III (deceased 1973) and Cara McCormick (deceased 2002); and 26 great-grandchildren and counting.

“By humility and fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.” Proverbs 22: 4


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Stephen meyers
1 year ago

Such a great woman. What a life. Full of great joy , love and yes tragic heartbreak. What better of a run at life can any of us ask for? Saddened by her passing I find some comfort in the fact that I was blessed to know her

Gail Duve
1 year ago

I have always admired “Mrs. B.”, and came to love her once I got to know her. She single handedly raised five children on her own, and did an amazing job. She made sure they got to adulthood, setting aside her wants and needs. She made sure they had everything they needed and almost everything they wanted. I think she survived on Bingo and an occasional dose of an Italian dinner like lasagna.  I loved being invited to stay for dinner at the Buscarello’s house. Little did I know she would be the first single mother who made an impression on me from childhood, as I saw her strength, over and over again, in Ginger. Parenthood is the hardest job in the world, and the only thing harder than that is single parenthood. I remember a lesson you taught me, at the cost of your own wisdom.  We joined Weight Watchers together when I was 14. I had a bad week when I knew I was going to gain weight. I talked you into walking all the way to the WW meeting which was down near Church Avenue, and you agreed. You knew there was no way we’d lose weight just by walking there, but you gave in, after telling me once, it wasn’t going to work. You knew I had to learn the hard way. We walked together, gained weight, and took the bus home. I learned a very valuable lesson that has served me well over the course of my life.  Mrs. B., you set the standard.  You will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting you, but the good fortune of those who got to not only know you, but love you. Rest in peace, Mrs. B.  Your legacy lives on.

Linda Buscarello
1 year ago

I know you were greeted with open arms by your children, Cara and all those you have loved and missed. Thank you for blessing me with one of your greatest gifts. I created a beautiful family with John and my children and grandchildren will forever remember you with love. You were the most loving, caring, understanding and strongest woman I have ever known. I just pray that I can be half the woman you were … to my children… to my grandchildren. I will carry you in my heart till I can hold you in my arms… rest peacefully Mom…. I will see you again💔

1 year ago

Annie, You are one of the strongest, kindest, most amazing woman I ever met. I loved when you slept at Jodi’s and we’d get to talk and laugh. I was so inspired by you and the stories you would tell me. You always listened so carefully and gave the perfect advice. I hung on to your every word. So many great memories.
Time goes by too quickly. I wish I had seen you more this year. I am so very blessed and grateful to have had you in my life. I will miss you terribly. I love you Annie.

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