Kathleen (Kay) Ann (Feeney) Buckland, 82, of East Bridgewater, died of Alzheimer’s disease Feb 6th 2020 after a short period of failing health. She was a loving wife of 58 years to Roger Buckland.
She was born in Brockton on March 11, 1937, daughter of Allegra and John Feeney. Kay attended schools in East Bridgewater, earned letters for band and basketball, and sang in 1955 the All-State Chorus. She participated in ballot counting for local elections, worked as a leader for Girl Scout troop 301 and Cadette troop 555. She later trained as a medical lab technician and worked until retirement for the Mass DMR at Paul Dever School in Taunton and later the Wrentham Dev. Ctr. She was invited to apply for a firefighter’s position in town but declined long before the first woman gained a position. She was also an active participant and organizer of her husband’s USS Lewis Hancock DD-675 shipmate reunions as well as organizing and attending EBHS Class of ’55 reunions. She was an avid family genealogist, quilter, knitter and seamstress until the disease stole her interest.
She is survived by a sister, Eileen Keplinger and husband John of Sparks, Nevada, children Edward Buckland of E Bridgewater, Susan Naujunas and husband Charles of Middleboro, Peggy Hubbard and husband Rondo of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Nancy Buckland of E Bridgewater; and four grandchildren; Evangelyn and Alanna Buckland, Matthew Naujunas and Raymond Hubbard. She was predeceased by her mother, father, husband, her sister, Virginia Feeney and grandson, Timothy Naujunas.
In keeping with Kay's wished there will be no visiting hours, however all are cordially invited to her graveside service on Thursday May 7th at 1:15pm at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Please meet at the front gate at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Greyhound Pets of America, Massachusetts, PO Box 1495, Middleboro, MA 02346 www.gpamass.com/how-to-help or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org