Emilia Bucci, 89, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2022. She was the last surviving member of a devoted family of 9 brothers and sisters. She was born in Catamarca, Argentina in 1932. She grew up playing with horses, cows, goats and chickens across a beautiful landscape that she loved. Here she learned the secrets that made her an amazing cook and gardener. As the fairy tale story goes, one day she met her husband Galliano and they happily married in Buenos Aires. They enjoyed their times together and eventually pursued their dream of coming to the United States in 1965. They settled in Plainville, CT and she began to use the knowledge she had to grow bountiful vegetable and beautiful flower gardens at home. There were countless amounts of tomatoes and flowers of every color. She also cooked some of the best tasting food you could imagine. Pasta and meatballs, grilled meats and chicken, chimichurri, empanadas, milanesa, bunuelos, fried cauliflower and potato salad to name a few, were all specialties that you looked forward to. She loved spending time with family and having large gatherings with lots of food. She took great pride in repaying the help she and Galliano received in coming to the United States by helping several family members from Argentina join her here as well. Without that, there perhaps may have not been another generation of relatives that met different people and created new families of their own. She was married to Galliano for 60 years prior to his passing in 2020. Emilia is survived by her son Daniel, daughter-in-law Jennifer, grandson Dylan and many other friends and extended family members. A prayer service in celebration of Emilia’s life will be held on Saturday April 30, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. Family and friends may gather before the service, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
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