John W. Buckley
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BUCKLEY, John W. Of Wellesley, 75, passed on peacefully March 13, 2011 while vacationing in Naples, Florida after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Donna (Fitzgerald); his daughter Sheila and husband Lance Tucker, their children Victoria and Emma; his son Michael and wife Karen, their children Brendan, Joseph, and Susanna; his son Paul and wife Margaret, their children Daniel, Caleb, John, and Mary; his son Matthew and wife Ann, their son Noah; and sister and brother-in-law, Claire and Terence O'Shea. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Winifred, siblings Margaret (Santagate), Thomas, Catherine, and Eleanor (Couture). John was raised in Brighton, MA where he was an all-scholastic athlete at Brighton High School and later graduated from Northeastern University. After serving his country as an Army officer, he had a long career with the Raytheon Company retiring in 1992 as a highly honored engineer and executive. He was a devoted husband, father, friend and faithful member and Eucharistic Minister of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Wellesley. He enjoyed golf, tennis, bridge, fishing, puzzles, the vacation home he built, his friends, and, most of all, time with his family. His steady love, unique humor, genuine faith, and constant devotion will be sadly missed by so many. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 23rd, 10AM at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Wellesley. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 22nd, 4-8PM at Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 56 Washington St., Wellesley. Memorial gifts may be made to St. John's Discretionary Fund, St. John the Evangelist Parish, 9 Glen Rd., Wellesley, MA, 02481. Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home www.BurkeFamilyFuneralHomes.com



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Published in Boston Globe from Mar. 19 to Mar. 21, 2011.
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March 22, 2011
Dear Donna & Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John will never be forgotten, and I am so grateful for the many years and the life-time of celebrations, laughs, milestones and memories we have shared with your family. We will see you tonight and tomorrow to celebrate John, but we are with you as always each and every day.

Love, Brian, Katy and Gavin
March 21, 2011
March 21, 2011

Dear Donna and Family,

Lost touch 20 years ago and have been thinking recently of calling and talking of good old times. I stayed with Raytheon and are still there. John constantly remindred me that he was one month my senior. Sorry he is gone and though I never got in touch will miss him.

Bob Foley
March 19, 2011
Dear Donna and Family,

John and I spent 5 years together at Northeastern. I hope you remember us.

Our sincerest condolences on the loss of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Sincerely, Joel and Pearl
Joel & Pearl Camiel
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