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“My old childhood friend,Buddy Atkins. I enjoy the memories of all our fun growing up on Mather St. and Joe's store. I wish you well ! ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Philip Lang - EAST FALMOUTH, MA

“Buddy was a good friend and a genuine friend ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Michael Carter - Friend

“My condolences to Ashley & family. In the short time I knew bud I enjoyed our conversations especially when Bruins was the topic . Rip Bud ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: keith paton - Rockland, MA

“Rest in peace, brother.We'll all be joining you soon enough. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: MATTHEW PALLAMARY - El Cajon, CA

“Rest in peace Buddy. I am sad now but I will always remember the many many good times we had. Thank you so much for your friendship . I feel lucky...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Frank Arbing - Hilton Head, SC

“The Bud Man.. I fondly remember the Sinai days/years, lots of laughs and fun.. our bdays were a day apart and you were supposed to retire 1 yr...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Deb Tankerley - Foxboro, MA

“Paul & I are thinking of you all during this time. So sorry for your loss ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Kim & Paul Markham - Bridgewater, MA

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Canton - Edward "Buddy" Atkins, 66, of Canton formerly of Stoughton and Dorchester, passed away at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on November 3, 2021.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Herbert C. And Ellen C. (Lane) Atkins. Buddy was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Boston Technical High School and continued his education studying HVAC.

Buddy was employed as an HVAC Technician for the New England Sinai Hospital for 40 years.

A lifelong avid Boston Bruins Fan, he enjoyed attending both Boston Bruins and Providence Bruins games during his retirement. He also enjoyed watching the Three Stooges.

His dog, Albert ("Bert"), was his best friend and he loved going on long walks with his best friend, especially at Houghton's Pond in the Blue Hills. Other hobbies include going to the casino, visiting his childhood best friends of 50+ years, visiting Cape Cod Canal, Castle Island, hiking/fishing up north in New Hampshire. He was very much a family man, and was always happiest when he was with his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter, Ashley Pelton and her husband Michael of Brockton; two siblings, Patricia Curley of Quincy and William Atkins of Brockton; and a grandson Dylan Pelton of Brockton. He was also the brother of the late Thomas Atkins.

Funeral services will be held at the Kane Funeral Home and Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte. 138) Easton on Wednesday, November 10th at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow at Melrose Cemetery Brockton. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, November 9th from 4 - 7pm. And are encouraged to wear Boston Bruins Colors.

Donations in his name may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 450 Brookline Ave Boston MA 02215. For directions or condolences visit