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Anderson, George C. "Bud" - BUCKLAND  
George "Bud" C. Anderson, 79, of 55 Franklin St., Buckland, died Friday, Feb. 27 at Vibra Hospital in Springfield. He was born in Buckland, Feb. 22, 1936, the son of Canute G. and E. Nancy (Hoyt) Anderson. Although a few years were spent living in Ashfield and Conway he was a long time resident of Buckland. Bud attended Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls. He served several years in the US Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. Prior to retirement he was employed in the maintenance department of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Before employment with UMass he worked for Hathaway Lumber in Ashfield for many years. Bud was a member of the Ashfield Rod & Gun Club where he enjoyed participating in the annual kids' fishing derby. He enjoyed snowmobiling, riding mopeds, fishing and hunting. He also owned a classic car and looked forward to each year riding in the Shelburne Falls Fourth of July parade. His health prevented him from doing so in later years. He did love driving around in his red Chevy truck! His wife the former Gail E. Booker predeceased him on Sept. 19, 2000. Survivors include his son Timothy; his sister Josephine Burnett of Conway; sister-in-law Carol Booker of Hadley; brother-in-law Howard (Marcia) Booker of Ashfield; 1 nephew Willis (Tina) Burnett of Conway; 2 nieces Debra (Walt) Craven of Conway, Darlene (Allan) Guditis of Florence; and 5 grandnieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 5, at 1 p.m. at Arms Cemetery in Shelburne Falls with Rev. Rich Fournier, pastor of the Mary Lyon Church in Buckland, officiating. There are no calling hours. It is suggested donations be made to the Ashfield Rod & Gun Club, Kids' Fishing Derby,  P.O. Box 326, Ashfield, Ma 01330. To send a message of condolence visit smithkelleherfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Recorder on Mar. 2, 2015

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Published in The Recorder on Feb. 27, 2015
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