Stephen Buckley Jr. ’71

Stephen Buckley Jr. ’71 died on May 9, 2019, in Medfield, Massachusetts

(The following was published in The Boston Globe on May 12, 2019:)

BUCKLEY, Stephen Of Medfield, MA, passed away in his sleep on May 9th after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Steve is survived by Susan (Bliss) Buckley, his loving wife, and partner of 47 years, his three children and four grandchildren: daughter, Sarah Rodenhi of Medfield, her husband Kyle and their children Catherine and Owen; son, Daniel Buckley, his wife Laura Luo and their daughter Saya; son, Timothy Buckley of South Boston, his wife Kelsey (Ill) Buckley and their daughter Joanna. He is the brother of John S. Buckley, formerly of Westwood and Gerald Buckley of Duxbury; he was predeceased by his brother, Kevin Buckley of West Roxbury. He is also the beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Steve was born in Jamaica Plain, the third of four boys born to the late Stephen and Catherine (Long) Buckley of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. Steve graduated from Boston Latin School before receiving degrees from Bowdoin College and Northeastern University. He spent his professional career as a partner at Ernst & Young for over 35 years, eventually leading the life science industry practice.

Steve’s lifelong passion could be found on the golf course. Many knew Steve as an active member and past President at Charles River Country Club. He grew up caddying with his brothers at The Country Club in Brookline and attended college thanks in part to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund. Steve would go on to serve as a Treasurer, President and longtime Trustee of the Fund, endowing a scholarship with his brothers John and Gerry in memory of Kevin.

Steve gave his time and support to many causes and organizations, including the Boston Latin School Association and the Northwood School (Lake Placid, NY) as a Trustee; the town of Medfield as a member of the Warrant Committee; and to many aspiring athletes as a patient coach of youth basketball, baseball, and softball.

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