James Russell Buckley

James Russell Buckley, 78, of Mattapoisett, MA died February 23, 2024 at St.Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, MA. Born in New York, NY, son of James Buchanan Buckley and Jean Russell Buckley. He lived in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts for most of his life.

            Russ attended the Rogers School in Fairhaven, Friends Academy in Dartmouth, and graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island and the University of Pennsylvania. Russ worked for many years as a consultant for non-profit organizations. He was a past Senior Consultant for Marts & Lundy, Inc., Vice- President of the Williamson Group, and a past Director of Resource Development for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford/Wareham. He also served as a Board Member for United States Fund for UNICEF. He loved his family, friends, boating, and traveling.

            He is survived by his loving companion, Kris Brammer of Mattapoisett, MA, his daughter Sara and her husband Brian Sayers of Salisbury, New Hampshire, his son Alex Buckley of New Bedford, MA; as well as Kris’s children, Shaundra and Joseph Goding of Sturbridge, MA; and Jordan and Kelly Brammer of Milton, FL, and grandchildren, Taylor and Mason Goding. He is also survived by his sisters, Barbara Buckley of Mill Valley, CA, Karen Shorr of Beverly, MA, and his brother, William Buckley of Venice, FL.

            Per his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Memorial and burial will be private. If you have any special memories or stories you would like to share with his family members, please send them to jrussellbuckley@comcast.net and Kris will share them with his family and friends. In his memory please consider making a gift in his name to the Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford/Wareham.

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