Ronald Buck

  • Born: June 5, 1930
  • Died: October 25, 2016
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375
Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

EASTON—Ronald Buck of Easton, Massachusetts. Ronald "Mike" Buck was married to Rose Freitas Buck, also of Easton, for 60 years, and together they have nine children: Gregory Buck, Christopher Buck, Cynthia Huyffer, Stephen Buck, Janine Martinelli, Jacquelyn Rose, Benjamin Buck, Bernadette Buck, and Alexander Buck. Ron was raised in Easton, and attended Olivier Ames High School. After High school he joined the United States Navy, serving as a radio operator on the air craft carrier USS Midway. He then attended Stonehill College, graduating in 1956, a member of the fifth graduating class. He went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration at Northwestern University in Chicago, and had a long career in investment management and real estate, both in large corporations and as a Chartered Financial Analyst with his own practice. He felt his most shining achievement was his children.

Ron was an avid skier and sailor, and in fact loved everything about salt water — he was particularly fond of standing chest deep in water probing the mud bottom with his toes to find quahogs. He was perhaps unreasonably proud of his clam chowder. Ron and Rose traveled extensively in the US and Europe, learning about art, architecture and civilization. This study continued with their volunteering at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Together, they avidly followed the Red Sox, attended Sunday Catholic Mass and frequently engaged in political and philosophical conversations. Ron also had an unfathomable fondness for mustard yellow sweatshirts. Ron was outgoing and engaging — he wanted to know your story, and was happy to tell you his, in his purest and most disciplined Boston accent: not once in his life did he pronounce an "r" at the end of a word.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday 2-5 pm at Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. Funeral Mass is Monday at 10 am at the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College 320 Washington St, N. Easton followed by burial at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Ron's memory may be sent to Stonehill College, Advancement Division, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA. 02357-6242. For directions or condolences visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi Aunt Rose and all my Buck cousins.

Just want to let you know that I am missing my uncle Mike. He was such a wonderful, thoughtful, interesting, and really good man. Love you all. Gail

Posted by Gail Devins - North Easton, MA   January 05, 2017

a good guy

Posted by paul nolam - banglamung, CA - Family   December 02, 2016

Ronald you will forever be missed. Rose and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for allowing me to get to know him and see how much of a kind loving amazing man he was. He was always smiling. He holds a special place in my heart. May god find all of you the strength you need to get through this difficult time. Rest In Peace Ronald.

Posted by Sarah Old colony hospice - Bridgewater, MA   November 15, 2016

So sorry for your family's loss.

Posted by tina fruzzetti/legare - easton, MA   November 05, 2016

Our sincere condolences to the Buck family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day.- Ps 145:18,19

Posted by - MA   November 05, 2016

To all the Buck family, we are so sorry. Ron was so kind and loving. We shared such fun times at the school plays and Center Stage. We will remember Him fondly.

Posted by Alan & Toby Bulotsky - Easton, MA   November 01, 2016

Sincere condolences on your loss. May fond memories and loving words comfort your family at this difficult time. (Isaiah 57:15)

Posted by T R    October 30, 2016

Uncle Mike always had a large smile and a kind word for all of us. He was always interested in what we were doing and about Kim and Joseph. We were so glad we had the opportunity to have a long conversation with him at Uncle Joe's 90th this spring. What a great man. What a sad day. Our love and prayers are with you all. Tom and Suzanne

Posted by Tom and Suzanne Freitas - Jericho, VT - Family   October 30, 2016

Really will miss uncle mike..,who always was encouraging,friendly,stimulating,just all around very very nice,one of a kind man to know.i will miss him very much.blessing to have shared a lot of life with him.

Posted by Rick Devins - Easton, MA - Family Friend   October 29, 2016

So sorry for your loss. What a good long life Ronald enjoyed. So many cannot say the same. He was one of those the Bible call especially strong. Ps. 90:10 May the God who give peace be with all of you. Rom. 15:33

Posted by A friend   October 29, 2016

sending our condolences to the buck/freitas family.... prayers and love sent to you all....sincerely, cindy and jeff

Posted by cindy and jeff goldberg - easton, MA - Family Friend   October 29, 2016

Second best clam chowder is still an accomplishment.
We will miss him so much.
Love you all

Posted by Jiggs And Cindy Nolan - North Easton, MA - Family   October 28, 2016

Rose, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will miss Ron and you at the many events held at the Martin Institute at Stonehill.
May he rest in peace. Take care.
Anne Durgin

Posted by Anne Durgin - Brockton, MA   October 28, 2016

I never met Ron, but I have met his daughter, Cynthia. Knowing her helps me know Ron, and I gladly give him my highest praise - Fist. Bump.

Rest easy, Ron. Well done.

Posted by Michael Johnson    October 28, 2016

...And he wasn't a bad deep sea fisherman either!

My condolences to the entire family on your loss. Janine, Jacqui, I didn't know your Dad as well as I might have, but at least we had the opportunity to fish together on a single occasion. He was a joy to be with and you have my deepest sympathy on this occasion.


Posted by Richard Bishop - Westwood, MA - Family Friend   October 28, 2016