OBITUARY

Daniel Maurice Buckley

March 14, 1940November 12, 2021
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Daniel Maurice Buckley March 14, 1940 - November 12, 2021

Daniel Buckley, born to Maurice Buckley and Eleanor Farrington Buckley in Bridgeport Connecticut, lived an incredibly full and fun loving life.

In his early years Dan was an avid Boy Scout where he truly discovered the outdoors. He became a Scout Leader in his teenage years and took his Boy Scout Troops to Camp Pomperaug near Union Connecticut and Camp Hi Rock in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts for dozens of camping and fishing outings.

Dan joined the Army Infantry at an early age and after Boot Camp at Fort Dix, Dan was stationed Erlangen, Germany. After his military service Dan returned to Connecticut to be near his family. Dan joined the Trumbull Police Department upon graduating from the Connecticut Chiefs of Police Academy in Bethany in September, 1965. Dan married the love of his life, Diane Jesuroga, in May of 1970. Dan worked as both a Patrolman and also as the Trumbull Police Youth Officer, helping teenagers from troubled homes stay involved in community activities. Through the Boy Scouts he started a coed program called Explorer Post 659, a youth organization to introduce young teenagers to police work.

After several years, Dan applied for a federal grant to begin a Police Cadet Program for the Trumbull Connecticut Police Department. This was the first federally funded Police Cadet Program in the Nation, where teenagers could work alongside police officers in the line of duty.

Following an on-the-job injury, Dan and Diane moved to Maine where they enjoyed the company of friends, fishing, snowmobiling and boating. Eventually they moved to Florida to escape the snow and live a sun loving life of leisure. Everyone who knew Dan was treated to his fun loving, live-in-the-moment escapades, and his quiet generosity of wisdom and spirit.

Dan is survived by his wife of 51 years, his sisters Barbara Paoletti and husband Fred, Terry Keane, his loving nieces, nephews and their families, and also his foster son Tony Roberts and Tony’s former wife Lori Nichols.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FountainheadFuneralHome.com for the Buckley family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 19, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

Memories

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Colletta (Lee) Kaledas

November 21, 2021

I remember Danny while growing up in Bridgeport and he was a friend of my brother Michael Lee. Michael always looked up to Danny with respect and he was always good to myself and my younger sisters. I also knew Danny when he was on the Trumbull Police Dept. A funny man who always had a smile and was liked by everyone.

Anthony Kaledas

November 21, 2021

He was truly one of the nicest fun loving guys on the department. Always enjoyed working with him and the Explorers.

Stacey Miller

November 19, 2021

Uncle Dan, you will forever live on in our hearts. I have so, so many fond memories of our time together. I love you with all of my heart! ❤️

Chris Gregory

November 19, 2021

God Speed Dan, thanks for all the times and memories in ME and FL, hunting and fishing, and 'other' activities. Rest in Peace Friend, from all the Gregory's including those passed; Chris G.

Scott Sullivan

November 18, 2021

One of the nicest people I ever met, nothing but great memories from all the campfire antics at my grandparents camp in Maine and the extra times in the summer I spent with Dan and Di , Truly a one of a kind guy! Rest In Peace Dan, I know if there is a heaven the place just got a lot more fun!

Marina Roberts

November 18, 2021

You will forever be in our hearts Grampy Dan. Rest In Peace, til Valhalla.

Love, Dan, Marina & Emery

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