Raphael S. Plaskett Dies at 76

Raphael Paskett

Raphael S. Plaskett, also known as “Bucky,” of La Grange died on July 23. He was 76 years old.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Larcus; father, Verne Plaskett; sister, Euladine Plaskett; brothers: Elmo Plaskett Sr., Lawrence Plaskett and Reginald Plaskett.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Plaskett; stepdaughter, Debra Anduze; adopted son, Dane Maduro Sr.; stepson, Alan Anduze; grandson, Dré Maduro; and sisters: Seline Plaskett (N.Y.), Marcelline Plaskett-Joseph (Fla.), Alma Plaskett Christensen (St. Croix), Laverne Plaskett-Roberts (St. John), Maxine Plaskett (St. John), Marcia Plaskett-Dalmida (Wash.), Janine Plaskett-Fleming (St. Thomas), Germaine Plaskett (St. Thomas) and Julene Plaskett (Atlanta).

He is also survived by brothers: Terrance Plaskett (St. Thomas) and Livinski Plaskett (N.Y.); special friends: Mrs. Olivia Henry and family, Department of Agriculture family (past and present), Warren Allick, Francisco Davila, Lloyd O’Bryan, Wayne Payne and Victor McBean; cousins and other relatives: the Plaskett family, Richards family, Clarke family, Abramson family and Brotus family; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

A viewing for family and friends will take place from 3-5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 9, at James Memorial Funeral Home.

Tributes will take place at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Frederiksted Cemetery.