Mr. Lionel "Shine" H. Buckley

May 24, 1922April 10, 2012

Lionel H. “Shine” Buckley, at the age of 89, passed away on April 10, 2012. He was born in Boston, raised and educated in Quincy. He was the beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Comis) Buckley and the loving father of Bruce (ret. MSP) and his wife Nancy of East Sandwich, Brian and his wife Nancy of Quincy , Bradford of Quincy and his companion Donna Parrish of Duxbury, and Brett and his wife Lisa of Weymouth. Devoted Grandfather of Bridget, Jesse, Jayme and Great-grandfather of Caroline and Arianna.

Shine was a 1940 graduate of Quincy High and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he is a veteran of World War II. A 1948 graduate of Boston University, he earned his Masters from B.U. in 1952. Former teacher, counselor and coach in the Boston Public Schools, Shine also worked for 38 years as the supervisor General in the Quincy Recreation Department. He was also a sports writer for the Quincy patriot Ledger from 1955 to 1963.After retirement he worked for the Massachusetts Racing Commission and Alves Photo. He is a member and Past President of the Quincy High School Football Hall of Fame, past member of the Quincy Lodge of Elks and a parishioner of St. Ann’s Church for the past 60 years. Shine loved to travel with his family, had an interest in aviation, was an avid Boston sports fan and was a Greyhound Racing enthusiast. Funeral from the

Deware Funeral Home 576 Hancock Street QUINCY on Saturday April 14, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church Crescent Street QUINCY at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends invitied. Visiting hours Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers Donations can be made to: The Lionel Shine Buckley Scholarship Fund Quincy High School 100 Coddington Street Quincy Ma 02169 C/O Principal Frank Santoro 02284-9168. For directions or to leave condolences


  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mr. Lionel "Shine" H. Buckley

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July 19, 2012

Brian and family I was deeply saddened to hear of your dad's passing. I just found out last night. Your dad was always so nice to me. I enjoyed seeing him at the basketball games throughout the years. He was a good man, and you have been a good son. Mr. B did lots for the young and old in the city of Q. he will be remembered.
Elly Papile (HIngham, MA)

April 14, 2012


Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Brian & Sheila Mckenna

April 14, 2012

To Bruce and the entire Buckley family, our heartfelt prayers and condolences for the loss of your father...Andy (MSP/Ret) and Marti Martin....

lionel Buckley

April 14, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Dad. I will always remember Uncle Shine and his wonderful smile and great personality. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Cousin Patricia Buckley O'Shea

Lauren Radzik

April 13, 2012

Uncle Bucko and Aunt Nancy,
I'm terribly sorry for your awful loss, apparently God needed an angel. Your Dad was such a sweet man to me and I know his legacy will live forever. I love you guys and am so sorry. Love Lauren

April 13, 2012

Bucko, so sorry for your loss, the Final Four`s with your dad will always be remembered. It was an honor to have been his friend.
Ray Papile

Tom DiTullio

April 13, 2012

Brian and the Buckley Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 12, 2012

Brian and Nacny,

So sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May all your great memories
get you thru the difficult days ahead.

Ronald Ivil

April 12, 2012

The Buckley Family,
Shine was a wonderful person, not only to his family but an outstanding member of the City of Quincy. When I became President of the Football Hall of Fame. His prior knowledge was a great asset and most helpul beyond words. My family and I send our deepest sympathy.

Paula Glynn

April 12, 2012

Dear Brian and Nancy,

So sorry for your loss, thinking of you

Paula and Barry Glynn