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Nancy Buckleman Cuomo, 71, hardworking professional who empowered others throughout her career

Nancy Buckleman Cuomo

CAROLINA BEACH — Nancy Buckleman Cuomo, 71, passed peacefully and pain-free at hospice with her husband, Frederick, and son, David, by her side Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020.

Nancy was born Nov. 4, 1949, to John Robert Buckleman and Laura Buckleman (Rice), the middle of three daughters. Nancy graduated from Towson High School in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1968.

She married Frederick Cuomo Oct. 7, 1972, and their son, David Cuomo, was born May 10, 1982.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Frederick Cuomo; son David Cuomo, and his wife, Carla, and their daughter, Jada; two sisters, Cathy Fisher and Carol Carr, and their husbands, James and Gregory; nephew, Timothy, and his family; and cousin, Gayle Wargo, and her husband, Tom, and their family.

Nancy had a long and successful career in the health insurance industry, spanning four decades, which started in Baltimore and ended with her retirement as the owner of Diabetic Supplies Direct in 2011. She moved to Carolina Beach in 1996 and loved living on the island. She was active in charity work in Baltimore and in Carolina Beach at the American Legion Post 129, auxiliary.

Nancy was a loving, hardworking wife, mother, and sister. She led the way locally in Baltimore for women’s advancement, becoming a regional director of claims with just a high school diploma. After moving to Carolina Beach, she continued to help others on and around the island. After her retirement, she especially loved to have her breakfast delivered by her husband every day, just in time for her to binge watch her favorite shows on T.V.

Instead of flowers or gifts, the family would like to suggest contributions to any of the following: Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Fresh Start Rescue Inc. and Diamond Dogs Rescue (Toni Diamond).

A celebration of life will be held in spring 2021 in both Wilmington and Baltimore.

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