April 17, 1925 ~ December 10, 2020

Born in: Salem, MA
Resided in: Milford, CT

George “Pete” Buckley, 95, of Milford, husband of the late Jeanne Lindsey Buckley, passed away December 10, 2020. He was born in Salem, MA April 17, 1925, a son of the late Edward George and Anne Fairbairn Buckley, and proudly served in the US Army Air Force during WWII as a glider pilot and flight officer. He completed 4 combat missions and was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and recently received the Legion of Honor Medal from France. He was employed with the Chapin & Bangs Co. as a salesman for many years prior to his retirement.
He is survived by his children, Georgia and her husband Philip Barbetta of Milford and Cathleen and her husband James Schulte of Guilford. Grandfather of Philip B. Barbetta, and Eric, Peter, and Carrie Schulte. Great-grandfather of Nicholas, Therese, Claire, Cecelia, and Rosemary Moore, and Andy and Lindsey Schulte. He was predeceased by his sister Muriel Trask.
Funeral service will be private.

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  1. I am so very sorry to learn of Pete’s passing. We enjoyed many conversations over breakfast at Pop’s over the years. His life story was remarkable. He was always the consummate gentleman. I regret not being able to see him during the last year. I pray for peace for his family and friends.

  2. Georgia,
    Holly just told me of your Dad’s passing. I’m so sorry. I hope to see you when the pandemic is under control.

  3. Enjoyed visiting and talking to Pete over the years. Always having a positive attitude. A most remarkable man.

  4. To the Buckley family. Your father was an outstanding man. My Dad and I met George thru Chapin and Bangs. George and my Dad both shared WWII aviation as pilots. George was kind enough to take my Dads medals and have them submitted to the WWII memorial in Washington. I will have fond memories of George. God speed.

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