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Roger Newton Buck

September 7, 1953 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 68)


The physical world lost this special man to cancer on Friday, March 4, 2022. On the surface he seemed quite a 
character; those of us who knew him well will remember his strength of character and depth of feeling. 
Roger was the son of the late Janet L. and George P. Buck and grew up in Oakdale, MA with his two younger 
brothers, George (aka Skip) and Mathew, but he considered his true home to be at the family cottage on Sandy 
Neck beach. While there he met, became friends and eventually fell in love with his wife of 45 years, Pamela 
(Moquin) Buck. 
Roger and Pam were blessed with two daughters, Alaina and Jillian. Alaina found the perfect counterpart in 
her husband Anthony (with the help of their matchmaker mothers) and they bestowed on Roger and Pam two 
sweet grandchildren, Mason and Veronica. Jillian and her true love Jason found each other on their own and 
they became engaged last June, much to their parents’ delight. 
Roger fulfilled the beginning of the saying, “jack of all trades…” as he truly was, but defied its completion, for 
he was undeniably “master of one” — auto technician. He was the go-to guy for any vehicular problem 
whether at work as a Nissan master tech, at home keeping family and friends’ cars functioning or at the beach 
where innovative thinking for getting that SUV to the mainland was often times a necessity. And when it came 
to his handyman skills anyone acquainted with him knew he would, and did, help with anything at a moment’s 
He was an essential member of the “Sandy Neck Water Dept.” where he and his brothers were often called upon 
for fixing hand or motorized pumps, driving new wells and generally doing whatever was needed to keep fresh 
water flowing into cottages or to keep salt water out. 
Many a beachgoer, whether SN Colony residents or visitors to the outer beach have been pulled out of a bad 
spot by Roger’s expertise. Just ask his brother Mat’s fiancé, Debra, for the level of his skill at saving her truck 
from toppling over into a sandy abyss! He was also known to propel to a watery rescue in his 15 foot “Stormy 
Petrel” and 15 horsepower Suzuki or using muscle power in a dinghy and a set of oars. 
Roger was not an extrovert by any means but get him onto a subject he was passionate about and he’d be on a 
roll! Plus, he had a remarkable ability to insert fitting dialogue from movies, shows, songs, etc. into 
conversations at just the right time. T shirts he wore showed his sense of humor and his family was always 
looking for new ones with sayings appropriate for his character. His newest t shirts say, “You Can’t Scare Me, I 
Have Two Daughters,” “More Beach, Less Worry,” WTF (Where’s the Fish)” and “I’m Not Old, I’m Vintage.” 
Just like that vintage wine, Rog, we’ll remember you with appreciation. 
A gathering is planned for March 26, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00PM at O’Neill Funeral Home, 59 Peirce Street, 
Middleboro, MA. Please come in your casual winter-time beach attire that includes a t shirt adorned with a 
saying you think Roger would appreciate. 
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: 
*Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street (Route 6A), Brewster, MA 02631, 
*Cranberry Hospice and Palliative Care, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360, 

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Gathering of Family and Friends
March 26, 2022

1:00 PM
O'Neill Funeral Home
59 Peirce Street
Middleboro, MA 02346

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