Alan J. Buxton, 59, died April 18, 2009, at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, Greenfield, following a period of declining health.

He was born in Nashua, July 16, 1949, to Harry R. and Rita M. (Bisson) Buxton. He was known as "Bucko" to his friends and family. He graduated from Peterborough High School in 1967.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1968-1974 on the USS Rich as a signalman.

He was a truck driver and worked for East Coast Steel in Greenfield and for the last six years with BDR Transport of Vermont as a long-haul driver.

He enjoyed life to the fullest and was a loyal friend to many. His memberships included the Harley Sanford Post No. 4368 VFW, Ricciardi Hartshorn Post No. 23 American Legion, and Milford and Company Motorcycle Club.

He enjoyed sports, riding Harleys with friends, telling stories, cooking, reading several newspapers a day, and any paperback he could get his hands on, especially Westerns.

Family members include three brothers, Cary of Bedford, Scott of Los Angeles, and Jon of Monmouth, Maine; one sister, Susan of Springvale, Maine; a niece, a nephew and cousins.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, 110 D.W. Highway Rte. 3, Boscawen.

Memorial donations may be made to Crotched Mountain Foundation, One Verney Drive, Greenfield 03047-5000 or to Milford and Company Motorcycle Club, 69 Oak Hill Road, Weare 03281.

Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is handling arrangements (



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