- IE CA DB/141
- 17 July 1902-15 October 1974
Charles Buckley was born in Cork on 17 July 1902. He joined the Capuchin Franciscans in October 1922 and took Eunan as his religious name. He was ordained to the priesthood in Cork on 29 June 1930. His initial ministry was in Holy Trinity Church in Cork, but he was transferred to the United States mission in 1931. In September 1936, St. Patrick’s Friary in Wilmington, Delaware, was officially designated as a novitiate and Eunan was appointed the first Novice Master. He held this position until early September 1938 when he returned to Ireland. During the Second World War he served as a chaplain in the Royal Air Force. Following the conclusion of hostilities, he returned to the United States. From 1956 to 1959 he was Pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Fort Bragg in California. In 1959 he was transferred as Pastor to St. Joseph’s Parish in Roseburg, Oregon. He returned to Fort Bragg as Associate Pastor in Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in 1964. After several years of ministry here, he was appointed to Our Lady of Angels in Burlingame. He suffered a severe stroke in 1970 which ended his years in active ministry. He died in Burlingame, California, on 15 October 1974.
Baptismal name: Charles Buckley
Religious name: Fr. Eunan Buckley OFM Cap.
Date of birth: 17 July 1902
Place of birth: Muskerry Terrace, Blarney, County Cork (Diocese of Cloyne)
Name of father: Cornelius Buckley
Name of mother: Catherine Buckley
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 15 Oct. 1922 (Kilkenny)
Date of first profession: 19 Oct. 1923
Date of final profession: 19 Oct. 1926
Date of ordination (as priest): 29 June 1930
Educational attainments: BA, 1st class hons., NUI (1926)
Missionary activities: Travelled to the United States mission custody in 1931. He returned to Ireland in 1938. He returned to the United States in 1948.
Date of death: 15 Oct. 1974
Place of death: Burlingame, California, United States
Place of burial: San Francisco, United States