John B.(Jack) Buckley died peacefully on December 16, 2016 at Kaplan House in Danvers surrounded by his loving nieces, nephews, and Danvers friends.
Jack was born in Boston on July 19, 1927. He was the son of the late Lillian Bowles Buckley and James Emmett Buckley. Jack grew up in Jamaica Plain and in Swampscott, graduating from Swampscott High School. He attended Merrimack College in North Andover and was a proud member of the first graduating class of Merrimack.
Jack was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1946 having served aboard the USS Paul G. Baker and the USS Gunson. Jack received the World War II Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal for his service to the country.
Jack married the love of his life, Marie Ann Henerbery, in September 1954. They were married for 62 years, until Marieís death in July of 2016.
Following college and his Naval service Jack worked for Raytheonís missile division in North Andover for a number of years. As Jack neared retirement he returned to the hobbies and passions of his youth-sailing and woodworking.
Jack and Marie moved to South Yarmouth on Cape Cod and for several years Jack was the owner of Birdís Woodworking and Refinishing in Falmouth where he specialized in restoring antique furniture and grandfather clocks. Several years later Jack and Marie returned to Danvers on the North Shore where Jack spent many happy retirement years as Dockmaster at the Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead.
In addition to his wife, Marie, Jack was predeceased by his twin brother, James E Buckley Jr. and his sister, Elaine Larivee. Jack also leaves his many nieces, nephews, and caring Danvers neighbors on Hobart Street, Pine Street and beyond.
Per Jackís wishes there will be no visiting hours. Friends and family are cordially invited to join in a celebration of Jackís life on Saturday January 14, 2017 , 10AM at St. Richard Church 90 Forest Street Danvers MA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jackís name may be made to Kaplan House/Care Dimensions