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Margaretha Joan Buckman

Margaretha Joan Buckman

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Margaretha Joan Buckman, age 82, died on Saturday July 13 at St. Patricks Manor in Framingham Massachusetts. She was born in Teaneck, New Jersey September 11, 1936 to the late Thomas and Madeline Cleary.

Joan attended Keene Teachers College and after graduation married Carlton Richard Buckman with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. They subsequently moved to Gilford, New Hampshire where they worked and raised their family. Joan was a teacher for forty years at Gilford Elementary, and later on teaching middle school in Laconia. She was passionate about football and was an avid New England Patriots fan, along with other Boston sports teams. Joan also loved tennis, and especially looked forward to the Wimbledon tournament every summer. Joan and Dick retired to Florida and enjoyed 14 years where they very active playing tennis and golf daily, and Joan volunteered her time on the board for the Highland Lakes Newcomers Association. They also loved traveling with Alaska, a European river cruise, and the Caribbean among her favorites. Joan always cherished time spent with her family in New Hampshire and vacation weeks in Florida. These times with her grandchildren were very special to her. She and Dick also enjoyed many nice times in Vermont with Jeff and his wife Beth.

Joan was predeceased by her brother Michael Cleary, and her husband Richard. She is survived by her son, Jeff Buckman and his wife Beth of Warren, Vermont, her daughter Lori Vonachen and her husband Bill and her beloved grandchildren Colby, Caroline and Mitch, all of Framingham Massachusetts. She also leaves her sister in law Barbara Cleary, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. If you wish please make a donation in Joan’s name to the New Hampshire Humane Society.
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Rod Weinberg

Posted at 11:30am
My condolences to all of Joan's family. Joan, often referred to as "Grannie," was a popular teacher at Laconia Middle School for several years. She was always available to help her students regardless of how much time was needed. She was also very popular among other teachers. Joan was always searching for different ways to make educating young people more meaningful regardless of the time needed. She was also known as a fun loving person and was very popular among other teachers. She was undoubtedly the most popular staff member during her years at the middle school. In tough times she could always be counted on to be upbeat and improve the situation. I was very fortunate to have been on the staff during her tenure and will alway regard her as the BEST. Again, my condolences to her family. Rod Weinberg, Center Sandwich, NH.

Priscilla Clark

Posted at 10:58am
So sorry to hear about your Mom....we had so many good times with your folks....playing tennis....friday nite get-togethers...
pool parties....lots of love...Cilla and Chuck Clark

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