John K. Buckley


John K. Buckley, age 91 of Quincy, MA passed away on September 9, 2021, after battling a brief cardiovascular illness. He received compassionate and caring end of life care at Season’s Hospice of Milton. John was born and raised in South Boston and Dorchester, along with his six siblings. He was a Golden Gloves Boxer prior to joining the Marine Corps. As a Marine, he served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged. Following his discharge, he continued his government service in the Registered Mail division of the USPS. Upon retirement, he took on yet another career in facility maintenance for the Milton Public school system. He was never one to sit still!

John was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans organization, serving as the local chapter Commander for several years; he was active in fundraising efforts and participated in many Veteran’s Day Parades. In his spare time, he was a talented carpenter, an avid reader, and he was on the O’Lindy’s bowling league in Quincy for many years. In recent years he was a resident of Brookdale Quincy Bay, where he made many friends and enjoyed being part of that community.

John was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Anna, for whom he was a devoted caregiver; and also, by his four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his daughter Cathie Range and his son-in-law Mike Range, as well as several nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday September 15, 2021 from 9-11am in Boston Cremation, 116 Franklin St. QUINCY with burial to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John’s memory to Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org or Seasons Hospice https://seasonsfoundation.org

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  1. Michelle Dorsey on September 14, 2021 at 12:15 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, Cathie. He sounds like an amazing man.



  2. Yvonne Ginez-Gonzales on September 14, 2021 at 3:43 am

    What a beautiful Legacy to be a part of, Cathie. His bravery and sacrifice will be remembered. May time heal your heart and memories comfort your soul. Thank you Mr. Buckley for Service from one Veteran who knows your awesome daughter and her dedication to our Veterans!



  3. Cindy B Webster on September 14, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your dad… he was a great man and I cared for him so much. He is going with his love Anna. Love you



  4. Dee Dee Spurgeon on September 14, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Cathie,
    May you and your family find peace that goes beyond understanding at this time. What a great man your father was.



  5. Veronica Place on September 14, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Cathie, my heart goes out to you and your family. He will be remembered for the wonderful man that he was. What an honor to be his daughter. May you be showered with comfort, peace, and love.



  6. Tamara Howell on September 27, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    What an amazing man. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.



  7. Cathie on July 19, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    I miss you Dad… just had my first birthday ever without you… miss you so much! Xoxoxo



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