Harold W. ("Bucky") Buxton

Born: Sat., Oct. 2, 1943
Died: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Mar. 30, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 30, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

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Douglas- Harold W. “Bucky” Buxton, Jr., 75, of NW Main St. died Tues. Feb. 12, 2019 after an illness. 
    He is survived by 7 sisters, Mary Emerick of Uxbridge, Barbara Rizzi and her husband George of Cincinnati, OH, Nancy Greenlaw of Stockton Springs, ME, Deborah VandenAkker and her husband Stuart of Whitinsville, Sarah Blizard and her husband Gordon of Leominster, Martha Thornton and her husband Albert of Douglas, and Kathleen Rheaume and her husband Allen of Whitinsville; 3 brothers, Richard Buxton and his wife Sandra of E. Brookfield, Walter Buxton of Coldbrook, NY, and John “Jackie” Buxton of Oxford; many nephews, nieces, and good friends, especially Diana Dube and Rick Morel. Born in Northbridge, MA on Oct. 2, 1943 he was the son of Harold W. and Doris (Manning) Buxton and lived in Douglas most of his life.
    Hal worked for the Town of Douglas Highway Dept. for many years. He also operated his own Trucking Business and Wood Cutting Business. Harold proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was stationed in Korea. Educated in the Douglas Public School System Bucky was a fixture in town. He could be seen in the local restaurants and milling about town with his many friends. He will be remembered as a gentle, happy man, always willing to lend a hand to those in need. His family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at UMass University, Neuro ICU for their loving care and support shown during Bucky’s illness.
    His memorial funeral service will be held on Sat. March 30 at 11am in Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas. Cremation burial will follow in Douglas Center Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held prior to his service from 9-11am. Memorial donations in Bucky’s memory may be made to: the Douglas Ambulance Fund, PO Box 222, Douglas, MA 01516. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit www.JackmanFuneralHomes.com

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Betty Potter
   Posted Thu February 14, 2019
Debbie and Family,
Please accept our condolences. It's always hard losing a child or sibling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Betty (Beckham) and Harry Potter

   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
With all my heart I send my condolences to Bucky's family. Bucky and I became regulars at the Picket Fence in Douglas. He always had something kind to say about everything and everyone. He was an impressive guy.. tough, hard working, and very interesting. I have missed our conversations at the lunch counter. Rest in peace Bucky. You are and will be remembered!

Anna Hackathorn
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
Deb and Stu : So very sorry to hear about your brother. My prayers, love, and sympathy to you and all the family

Dave Prince
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
Dear Debbie and Family,

We are sorry to hear of Bucky's passing. We hope your grief is tempered by warm and fond memories of Bucky.

Yours in sympathy,
Alice and Dave Prince

   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
my condolences to Bucky and the family, A very kind and warmhearted person, Bob Fougere

Jim Saviano
   Posted Sat February 16, 2019
I am proud to have called Bucky my friend. He was a good man - kind, gentle and hardworking. And a friend one could count on when they needed help in a pinch. Years ago I spent winter weekends of many years with Bucky and Sonny cutting trees down (with more than a few surprising us with where they fell), making smaller pieces, splitting, stacking and delivering them. Another time I helped them dig out a cellar to allow for a concrete floor to be poured. Hard work all of it. Many days I found it difficult to keep up with Bucky's work ethic. He helped me deal with a big tree last fall and I was impressed that he still had the stamina for that kind of work. We had a couple of days together and discussed many different subjects -- Bucky presented an interesting perspective on all of them. I always admired how well he dealt with life's setbacks and found ways forward. It seems to me that today there are few with the characteristics of a gentle spirit, hard work, drive and entrepreneurial spirit that defined Bucky. For those who knew him well, our lives will be poorer with his loss. My condolences to Bucky's family. I'm certain that he is now enjoying a peaceful rest.

Kenneth P Reilly
   Posted Sat February 16, 2019
Sarah and Gordon, I am truly sorry to hear of your brother aand brother in laws passing. Please accept my condolences.
Ken Reilly, Charlotte, NC

Marge Smith
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Deb & family,
Condolences on the loss of your brother. Thoughts are with you.
Margie Smith

Bob Gustafson
   Posted Mon February 18, 2019
Sorry to hear of Bucky's passing. I was a firewood customer at Lake Manchaug campground.. Very nice man, he will be missed.. will miss the Red truck coming by, and the man of few words at the wheel.

Gilda Hannen
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
Dear Buxton Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your brother Hal. My thoughts are with you all.
In sympathy,

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