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Barbara Helen Buccanero

HURLEY, Wis. — Barbara Helen Buccanero 86, passed away on Feb. 16, 2020, at her home, in Hurley.

Barbara was born on May 11, 1933, in Oma, daughter of Oscar and Helen (Hill) Ruha. She attended Hurley schools and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School.

She was married to Raymond Buccanero, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2004.

Barbara was a homemaker all her life. She loved to cook and bake, reading, and having family and friends over to her home. She was a great mother and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Helen Ruha; husband, Raymond; and sister, Gail.

Barbara is survived by four children, Russell (Jill), Bruce (Theresa), Brett (Carol) and Bonnie (Gary); six grandchildren, Jacob, Ethan, Brad, Allyson, Crystal and Blaze; five great-grandchildren, Paige, Brock, Nolan, Sawyer and Whitney; and three siblings, Audrey (Roger), Cliff (Mary) and Roger (Suzanne).

A special thank you to Mary for all her love and care she gave Barbara.

Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Upson in the spring.

The family has chosen Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Barbara’s legacy of life. You may leave a condolence or tribute for Barbara’s family at

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