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Barbara Craig Buck

December 5, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

READFIELD, Maine - Barbara (Ann) Craig Buck of Nobis Point Road, Readfield, Maine died Nov. 30 at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, Maine.

She was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on July 8, 1935, to George and Dorothy (Helen) Bone Craig. She graduated from Calumet High School, Calumet in 1953 and Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis. in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Barbara married William Buck of Dearborn, Mich. on June 29, 1957. They resided in Spring Valley, New York for 40 years, and moved to Maine upon retiring in 2001.

Mrs. Buck was a legacy member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, a respected teacher in the East Ramapo Central School District, and a decorated officer with more than 20 years service to Spring Hill Community Ambulance Corps, having served as Captain for several years.

She and Mr. Buck were 37-year season-ticket fans of the USMA football team at West Point, New York, where they built lasting friendships spanning over 40 years.

Barbara was an expert knitter, a revered baker/chef, skilled bridge player/game/puzzler and gardener.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William; her brother, Barry S. Craig and wife Diane (Diggins) Craig of Danville, Calif., her four children, Jane Brodsky and husband Kenneth of Auburn, Maine; son, Robert and wife Joan (Hillegass) of West Grove, Penn.; and daughter, Sara Desjardins and husband, Christian of McKinney, Texas, and Jennifer Finnegan and her husband, Eric, of Ellicott City, MD; and eight grandchildren whom she adored, Andrew and Timothy Brodsky, Emily and Julianna Buck, Emerson Desjardins, Shannon, Allison and Chelsea Finnegan.

A private family memorial will be held. Donations may be offered in her memory to The Good Shepherd Food Bank, P.O. Box 1807 Auburn, Maine 04211-1807.

Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, Maine. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at



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