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Terry D. Buck

February 18, 1956February 25, 2021
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Terry D. Buck 1956-2021

Deland, Fl. Terry Dean Buck 65 of Turner, passed away suddenly at the Advent Health Hospital in Deland, Florida on February 25, 2021. He was born February 18, 1956 in Bethlehem, NH to Carroll (Squeak) and Pat Buck. Terry was larger than life and generous to a fault. He was well respected and loved by many friends, business associates and family. Terry was a hard worker beginning as a small boy working with his Dad in the woods logging. As he grew he juggled school with work in construction. Graduating from Fryeburg Academy, he began his construction career with Cianbro Construction followed with Nalews, R.C. Foss, Wincon, Northern Constructors, Beaver Corp., then established T Buck Construction in Conway, NH. As the company grew he then moved to Bridgton, ME, onto Lewiston-Auburn, and now was located in Turner as a thriving construction company which he loved and was very proud of. During this time he also purchased a Welding Co. in Lewiston eventually moving to Auburn as Global Metal & Fab. His favorite hobby in early years was skiing at his beloved Shawnee Peak in Bridgton. He had a racing ski team meeting every week. Enjoyed snowmobiling, traveling, and spending time at his home on the lake with all his kids and grandkids. But his top favorite in life was his cars. He loved going to the car shows and The Barrett Jackson and The Mecum Auctions and collecting many of his favorites. Terry was so generous and kind. He loved life and willing to help those in need. Terry is survived by his wife Jane of 27 years, having a full and happy life together cut way too short. He did spend some time in his beautiful home in Florida. His dream and goal was to finally retire there. He is also survived by his children, Sarah McGuinness and husband Shawn of Rutland, MA, Melissa Ferland of Poland, Tim Hiltz and wife Georgia of Buxton; five grandchildren, Maggie Ferland and partner Nathan St. Laurent, Allison Ferland, Brayden, Dillon and Logan Hiltz; sisters, Cindy Fox and husband Peter of Stoneham, Vicki Pike and husband Steve of Waterford; brother, Carroll Buck and partner Dawn Kidder; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles. Predeceased by his mother and father; one brother, Chet Buck. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Terry’s life by visiting his guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 10, at 11:37 AM (Those who knew Terry will know why this time is so important) at East Auburn Baptist Church 560 Park Ave. Auburn. Celebration of life will follow at T-Buck Construction in Turner. Arrangements are under the care & direction of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Homes, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.

Services

10 April

Funeral Service

11:37 am

East Auburn Baptist Church

560 Park Ave.
Auburn, Maine 04210

10 April

A Celebration of Life

1:00 pm

T-Buck Construction

302 Auburn rd
Turner, Maine 04282

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María Fuentes

April 10, 2021

We will miss Terry, who we often saw at MBTA golf tournaments. He was always fun and generous and frequently looked like he had mischief brewing. He built a very successful construction company, creating good-paying jobs for so many, but clearly made time for his family and other passions in his life. Our condolences to his family, friends and team at T Buck.

Sean Keough

April 9, 2021

Terry was hard working, fun loving, kind and generous -
a good friend who will be greatly missed.

Martha Holden

April 8, 2021

One of my best buddies, neighbors and friends from the time we started "subprimary" at the East Stoneham School. Always teasing and bragging that you were now older than me when you had a birthday (by a few months!) So many memories.... playing in the barn, baby pigs, miniature ponies, riding horses, chasing cows, neighborhood games, Buck family visits and parties, sliding and skiing, college visits. A smile and laugh that will not be forgotten. I cannot believe you are gone. Love you, my friend, until we meet again. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. ❤❤❤

Skip Cadigan

April 8, 2021

I met Terry on the school bus on the first day going to 7th grade. The Stoneham kids merged with the Lovell kids for the trip to North Fryeburg. There seem to be one voice above the crowd on the bus.
Terry was a good friend through high school. Freshman football I played guard he played tackle. Terry’s first question “What do I do?” Ok I hit that guy you hit that one I said. “ok ok “. His response. Coach Woodsum making me wrestle Terry who outweighed me by at least 30 pounds. Why? You need the work was the answer. Ha.
Trip to Mexico parasailing and deep sea fishing and my ride in the Fantasy Island Taxi up the hill to the condo. Hunting on Swans Island on the trip that may have resulted in Terry starting the company. Of course many days on Old County Road at the mountain. The ski team, one of the original teams. We never won the championship but I believe we were the Number One Team. Bill Green interviewed us!
Then there was, as Terry so named it Big Boys Fishin Weekend at our Camp at Moosehead. Always memorable antics and many friends made starting at the old Roadkill Cafe in Greenville Junction.
Terry was generous to a fault someone who would help someone out without asking.
Yes as others said, larger than life, a man that loved his family and his many friends. Also a man who seemed to have an endless list of nicknames for people it was hard to keep up with them all
I will miss you my friend.

Wayne Cadman

March 27, 2021

I met Terry in 1977 working at Pleasant Mountain, now Shawnee Peak ski area. A great guy, he would come in the lodge at midnight and we would have dinner, then he would head out. He came to my house many times over the years when he was in town, always willing to sit and tell stories. Of course we would have a little touch.
A great guy, a huge supporter of our Masonic Scholarship program donating thousands for the kids. Always a lot of fun and willing to share what he had. He will be missed by family and friends.

Ed Rock

March 17, 2021

Whenever Terry arrived at Shawnee Peak the entire ski area was aware of his presence. Larger than life, a caring and loyal friend who will be missed.

Larry Sallinger

March 14, 2021

Jane and Buck family,
Louise and I send our condolences to you on the loss of our friend Terry.
We've shared many a chuckle when we recall the times Terry would appear at our home in Cumberland (sometimes, but not always, with Jane) on his motorcycle or newest car looking for a bit of refreshment. Big of heart and always willing to help, without much fanfare, friends in need.
I've often shared stories of Terry's adventures with others and found it difficult to convince them that I wasn't making these tales up (What do you mean you need a license to fly a float plane? Who's going to pull you over??).
I'll remember, fondly, the gatherings with Terry and the gang at Skip's camp at Moosehead Lake and skiing on the T. Buck racing team at Shawnee Peak.
He was truly, bigger than life. I feel blessed to have had him as a friend.
Larry Sallinger
Ithaca, NY

Randy Goodwin

March 14, 2021

I had the great pleasure of working with Terry, T-Buck Construction, and his fine crew/staff on several water treatment plant and pump station projects over the last 22 years. I saw Terry several times when he made site visits to the projects and he was always friendly and happy. He liked to see his crews in action and was proud of his company. I was saddened to hear of his passing and I know he has prepared his crew to carry on T-Buck Construction. Thinking of his family and all at T-Buck during this time.

Nichole Major

March 13, 2021

Bucky was a very caring, loving man! He was a “dad” to a lot of people in his life! He will be VERY missed but many, many people! Love to his family and friends! 🥰🥰

Maxine TEAGUE

March 12, 2021

Melissa and family I am so sorry for your loss. Love Maxine

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Biography

Terry D. Buck
1956-2021


Deland, Fl. Terry Dean Buck 65 of Turner, passed away suddenly at the Advent Health Hospital in Deland, Florida on February 25, 2021.
He was born February 18, 1956 in Bethlehem, NH to Carroll (Squeak) and Pat Buck.
Terry was larger than life and generous to a fault. He was well respected and loved by many friends, business associates and family.
Terry was a hard worker beginning as a small boy working with his Dad in the woods logging. As he grew he juggled school with work in construction.
Graduating from Fryeburg Academy, he began his construction career with Cianbro Construction followed with Nalews, R.C. Foss, Wincon, Northern Constructors, Beaver Corp., then established T Buck Construction in Conway, NH. As the company grew he then moved to Bridgton, ME, onto Lewiston-Auburn, and now was located in Turner as a thriving construction company which he loved and was very proud of. During this time he also purchased a Welding Co. in Lewiston eventually moving to Auburn as Global Metal & Fab.
His favorite hobby in early years was skiing at his beloved Shawnee Peak in Bridgton. He had a racing ski team meeting every week. Enjoyed snowmobiling, traveling, and spending time at his home on the lake with all his kids and grandkids. But his top favorite in life was his cars. He loved going to the car shows and The Barrett Jackson and The Mecum Auctions and collecting many of his favorites.
Terry was so generous and kind. He loved life and willing to help those in need.
Terry is survived by his wife Jane of 27 years, having a full and happy life together cut way too short. He did spend some time in his beautiful home in Florida. His dream and goal was to finally retire there. He is also survived by his children, Sarah McGuinness and husband Shawn of Rutland, MA, Melissa Ferland of Poland, Tim Hiltz and wife Georgia of Buxton; five grandchildren, Maggie Ferland and partner Nathan St. Laurent, Allison Ferland, Brayden, Dillon and Logan Hiltz; sisters, Cindy Fox and husband Peter of Stoneham, Vicki Pike and husband Steve of Waterford; brother, Carroll Buck and partner Dawn Kidder; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles. Predeceased by his mother and father; one brother, Chet Buck.
You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Terry’s life by visiting his guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com
Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 10, at 11:37 AM (Those who knew Terry will know why this time is so important) at East Auburn Baptist Church 560 Park Ave. Auburn. Celebration of life will follow at T-Buck Construction in Turner. Arrangements are under the care & direction of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Homes, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.