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Esther Robinson Buckley

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Esther Robinson Buckley May 22, 1923 - March 19, 2012 GROTON - Esther Robinson Buckley, 88, formerly of Norwich, died on Monday, March 19, 2012 at Groton Regency in Groton. Born on May 22, 1923 in Norwich, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late T. Edward and Maud Robinson. Esther grew up in Baltic, graduated from the Norwich Free Academy in 1940 and married the love of her life, William Buckley, in 1941. She resided in Baltic, Preston, Norwich, and later Voluntown. Esther spent many summer vacations with her family on Cape Cod and wintered in Florida in her retirement. Esther loved to sail with her husband and was an avid golfer. She loved to spend time in her gardens and feed the birds. Esther was as a devoted wife and mother. Her husband, William T. Buckley, Sr., predeceased her in November 2011. She is survived by her children, Cathie Magner and husband Tom, Lynn Barrett and husband Lake, William T. Buckley, Jr. and wife Carol, Edward Buckley and wife Maureen, Jane Griffith and husband Jack, and Ellen Maloney and husband Tom; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren; her siblings, Agnes Robinson Reichert, and William Robinson and wife Audrey; also many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will take place at the Preston City Congregational Church in Preston at 11:00 A.M. on Monday April 16, 2012. A light luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NFA Foundation, 321 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360 or the Preston City Congregational Church, 321 Route 164, Preston, CT 06365. The Woyasz & Son Funeral Home, 141 Central Ave, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Mar. 21, 2012
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