Buxton, Cecil “Buck”

Cecil “Buck” Buxton, 75, of Unionville, beloved husband of Donna Morocco, died unexpectedly Sunday March 8th. Born February 22nd, 1945 in Waterbury, son of the late Cecil A. and Dorothea (Burns) Buxton, he was a graduate of Lewis S. Mills High School in Burlington, Class of 1963 and the school of hard knocks. He served proudly as a U.S. Marine in the 2nd battalion 9th Marines in Vietnam and participated in two of the bloodiest battles of this War. The 1968 Battle of Khe Sanh was the longest, deadliest and most controversial of the Vietnam War, pitting the U.S. Marines and their allies against the North Vietnamese Army. Buck spent a total of 54 days in this battle. And the battle at Dong Ha, which for 3 days in April and May of 1968, a beleaguered battalion of 652 Marines fought what was arguably the most tenacious and significant battle of the Vietnam War.
Buck spent many years with his wife Donna taking many memorable trips to places like Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Aruba and of course many delightful trips to Maine to visit his daughter and her family. He immensely enjoyed many winters in Myrtle Beach, SC and was even more delighted when his daughter and her children could join him for some extremely lively visits. His grandchildren loved him deeply and even deeper than their love for “Grampa Buck” was their love for teasing Grampa Buck. His grandson Gage found great pleasure often hiding Grampa Bucks remote control which would always send Buck into quite an animated tizzy. He enjoyed great friends at his clubs The American Legion and VFW in Plainville and the Knights of Columbus in Unionville. He was named bartender of the year in 1996 at the Knights of Columbus in Unionville and he had a strong affinity for a cold Coors Light.
Besides his wife, Buck is survived by his beloved daughter, Sarah B. Berry and her husband Jason of Newry, ME, his three grandchildren, Gage Buxton Berry, Jordan Berry and Payton Berry, his two sisters, Cathy Buxton of Collinsville and Mary-Ann Schwarzmann of Farmington, his beloved Neicey WeeSees, Katie Garcia and Debbie Norton and Nephews Curt MacDonald and Rock-n-roll star Chad MacDonald.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Mar. 13) from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (Mar.14) at 9:00am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, Collinsville at 10:00am. Burial with full Marine Corps Honors will be in Calvary Cemetery, Collinsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Calling Hours

Friday, March 13, 2020 from 4:00-7:00pm

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00am in the Church of St. Patrick ~ Collinsville

Burial

Calvary Cemetery ~ Collinsville

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

2 Responses to 'Buxton, Cecil “Buck”'

  1. Retta & Eddy says:

    So sorry for your loss! We loved Buck he was the best!!

  2. Bev Wilcox says:

    Donna, So sorry to hear of your loss. Bucky was one of the good guys.

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