Graydon E. Buckingham
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Washburn - Graydon E. Buckingham, 82, husband of Nanalee (Humphrey) Buckingham, passed away Saturday morning, September 28, 2019 at his Washburn home, following an extended illness. He was born March 19, 1937 in Easton, the son of George and Mae (Ladner) Buckingham.
He was a graduate of the Easton High School and served his country with the United States Army from 1955 to 1958 with the Military Police Army Intelligence. He was married to Nanalee Humphrey on June 18, 1955 and worked as a master electrician for over 50 years, with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 1253 throughout New England retiring in 2002. He was a volunteer fire fighter with the Washburn Fire Department for twenty-five years, where he served as captain. He was a Master Mason with the Washburn Masonic Lodge No. 193 AF & AM for over fifty years and also been a member of the Washburn Order of the Eastern Star. Graydon greatly loved basketball, most especially the Easton Bears, the Fort Fairfield Tigers and the Yukon Women's.
In addition to his parents, Graydon was predeceased by one brother, Ivan Buckingham; one sister, Sandra Conant.
He is survived by his wife Nanalee of Washburn; two sons, Graydon K. Buckingham and his wife Lori of Wesley Chapel, FL, Sandy Buckingham of Washburn; three daughters, Velda Buckingham of Washburn, Leslie Carlow and her husband Phil of Easton, Jana Shaw and her husband Kendall of Fort Fairfield; one brother, Leon Buckingham and his wife Sheila of Ashland; two sisters, Electra Blodget and Sharon Barclay, both of Easton; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
A Masonic graveside service will be conducted Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Northern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Lombard Road, Caribou, by the officers of the Washburn Masonic Lodge No. 193 AF & AM. Military honors will follow the service. A time of continued fellowship will take place at the home of Nanalee Buckingham, 87 Hines Street, Washburn following the service. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Buckingham to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. Online condolences may be expressed at
gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com
Published on September 30, 2019

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15 posts

Roy and Heather Clark
Oct 04, 2019
Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family ,
Roy and Heather
Lisa Flewelling-Haney
Oct 01, 2019
Dear Buckingham Family, I am so sorry to hear of Graydon’s passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Emily Dyer
Oct 01, 2019
Velda and family please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Pat & Allen
Oct 01, 2019
So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful husband, father, neighbor & friend. Bucky will be missed by many including all the furry friends.
Art and Candace Ladner
Oct 01, 2019
So sorry for your loss, you are all in our prayers
Sally Carman Benoit
Oct 01, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers
Lois E Shaw..........Easton,Me
Sep 30, 2019
God bless and comfort his loved ones......I am Mae(Plissey) Carmichael’s daughter
Cheryl Cray
Sep 30, 2019
Nan & family. I'm saddened to learn of Buck's passing. My condolences to everyone and may you find comfort in the memories that you have made through the years. He was a neighbor for many years, and a very nice one. I think of one time I made him a cup of coffee and he thought that was the best cup of coffee and I didn't want to burst his bubble ... it was instant. ( I chuckled) God Bless at this time of sorrow!!!
Jan And Paul Rediker
Sep 30, 2019
We have very fond memories of Buck, all of which made us laugh. That,s how we would like to be remembered! Jan And Paul Rediker
Tamra Robertson
Sep 30, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Graydon’s passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap you in his loving arms and bring you peace.
Nancy Beaver
Sep 30, 2019
I am so sorry for your familes loss. Sending prayers and positive thoughts.
Verna Espling
Sep 30, 2019
To the Buckingham Family
Want to send my condolences to you all.
Cathy Berthiaume
Sep 30, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Graydon was like a dad to me. 9 will always remember him as long as I live. I am thinking of all of you at this time. And love all you very much. Cathy
Elizabeth Martin
Sep 30, 2019
He always said aI was older than. Only by 12 days. He enjoyed telling this. Will miss him and praying for healing for his family.
Sep 30, 2019