Charles H. Buckley

Died: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020


8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Aug. 07, 2020
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 07, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Church Dartmouth, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth, MA

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New Bedford – Charles H. Buckley, 89, died Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  He was the husband of Lorraine (Poitras) Buckley.
     Born in Fall River, MA, the son of the late Charles H. and Regina (Pinault) Buckley, he was a lifelong New Bedford resident.  He was employed as a tool and die maker for the Continental Screw Co. until his retirement, and later retired from the state of MA for the DPW.
     Charles was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.  
     He was a member of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a member of the YMCA of New Bedford, and troop master of the boy scouts, Troop 16.  He enjoyed woodworking, square dancing and painting.
     Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; 1 son, Charles L. Buckley of New Bedford; 1 daughter, Jeanne Siwik of Acushnet; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
     He was the brother of the late Antoinette Boothby and Margaret Newbury.
     Visiting hours are 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 7, 2020, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11 A.M., in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth.  Burial with military honors will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery #1.
     In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
     Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, visit

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D. Eric Whitlock
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
Sorry! to hear that you are no longer with us. I will always remember the great times we had Bowling on the Green at Hazelwood Park plus every time I walk by the bushes you gave I will remember you. God Bless!

Robert Bromley
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
Sorry to hear of Mr. Buckley's passing. It was great to reconnect with him a few years when I was at the military museum and always enjoyed talking with him during his many visits to the museum.

Richard Rutkowitz
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Buckley and Siwik families on the passing of Mr. Buckley. I remember him as a warm and friendly man who always seemed to enjoy life. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Victor Fonseca
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
My Condolences to the family sorry for your loss I met Charles at the Y great man he will be miss may he Rest in Peace

Joan dellecese
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
Met Charles at the YMCA water excerise had great conservations, such a gentleman,condolences to his family and may he RIp

virginia souza
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
Dear Buckley family: so sorry to hear that our dear Charlie has passed away..He was a light at the Dartmouth Council of Aging "Osteo Class" always a beautiful smile...he will be sorely missed by all of us..our deepest sympathies to all..

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