Captain Dwight F. "Bucky" Robertson

  • Born: July 24, 1957
  • Died: September 2, 2020
  • Location: Framingham, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family


Framingham – Weston Fire Captain Dwight F. Robertson, of Framingham, died at home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. He was 63.

Affectionately known as "Bucky' throughout his life he was born in Waltham on July 24, 1957 to the late James A. and Doris M. (Burhans) Robertson. He was a 1976 graduate of Waltham High School and later in life earned a bachelor's degree in fire science from Anna Maria College.

While still in high school Bucky began what became a forty-five year career in the fire service. In October, 1975 he became a call fireman for the Town of Weston and was appointed a permanent firefighter six years later. In January, 2005 he was made a lieutenant.

On July 30, 2008 Bucky was promoted to captain and placed in charge of the department's fire prevention bureau where he worked with various town departments, builders, businesses and homeowners. Bucky's encyclopedic knowledge of the fire codes, affable nature and willingness to help earned the respect of his colleagues and from the town.

When the word came in June of his cancer diagnosis, Bucky's fellow firefighters rallied around him and his family to provide care, support and encouragement. It's not too strong to say that Bucky loved the men and women that he worked with and considered them 'his kids' . . . and they loved him back.

Two generations of Weston jakes not only remember his wise counsel but also his terrific sense of humor and cooking skills that would rival Emeril's best efforts. He was also a lifelong member of Weston Firefighters Association Local 3660.

Bucky's greatest affections however were reserved for his wife of almost thirty years, Annette, and his kids, Andrew and Megan. Whatever he did and whatever he accomplished in life were for them and his love for them knew no bounds. A great weekend for Bucky was time spent with Andrew fishing and coming home to make the family a gourmet meal on the backyard grill.

He leaves his beloved wife, Annette M. (Lombardo) Robertson; his children, Andrew J. and Megan E. Robertson, both of Framingham; his sisters and brother, Bonnie J. Julien (James), Daniel L. Robertson (Janet), and Barbara L. Arsenault (late Thomas), all of Waltham and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Bucky was also a brother of the late Beverly A. O'Brien.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bucky's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, September 9th from 4 to 8 p.m.

His funeral service and burial with fire department honors will be private but can be viewed by visiting http://distantlink.com/joyce.html at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 10th.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Buck Robertson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Weston Fire Headquarters, 394 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 02493.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

To The Robertson Family,
I am so sorry for hearing that Bucky had passed. Please hold onto those cherished memories. They will guide you.
Sending our condolences, The Dunton Family

Posted by Susan Dunton - Maynard, MA - Friend   September 17, 2020

Bucky,
It is going to take a while to accept that you are gone, it was too quick and too sudden but I know from the bottom of my heart that you left us this way to shield us from pain, even in the face of death you were thinking of others and this is the brother-in-law I will always remember. We shared so many wonderful years together and I want you to know that that we will be there for you to make sure Anna, Andrew and Meagan are never alone and will always have family to love and support them.
I am happy right now thinking of how I was able to get a smile, laugh and chuckle out of you 2 weeks ago when we talked about the color Anna picked out for deck and what we had to go through to make sure she got it. Even when I said to you that the other color is really close and that Anna would not be able to tell the difference you looked me directly in the eyes and said "yes she will"...... (I am giggling as write this).
Bucky, I love you and will never, ever forget the happiness you brought into our lives, you are a big loss to our family. Please reach down to us from heaven and help us move forward for I know that God wanted you by his side.

Posted by William Lombardo - Maynard, MA - Family   September 10, 2020

To the Robertson family,
I worked with Bucky from 1986 until my retirement from the Weston Police Dept in 2007. Needless to say, there are many stories I could tell, but the one thing I truly want you to know about my relationship with Bucky was this. He was the most kind and supportive human being. At the time, I was the first and only woman working in the police/fire fields in Weston, and there were many concerns from a lot of different people in town whether I could do the job or not. Bucky was one of the many guys on the fire dept who supported me, offered me encouragement and a place to vent my frustrations at times. He told me once, "who cares what they say, do your job and don't worry about it, that will shut them up". I took his advice to heart and went on my way. That was Bucky.
Thank you for sharing him with us, it truly was a pleasure to work with him, and to be his friend.
My deepest sympathy on your loss, Barbara Roche Hayes

Posted by Barbara Roche Hayes - Sandwich, MA - Friend   September 10, 2020

My heart goes out to you all. Bucky will be missed by all who knew him. He was a good man, and I loved his stories on New Years Eve. His pain is now gone and may he rest in peace. Love to you all.

Posted by Karen Cain - Natick, MA - Family Friend   September 09, 2020

Condolences to Annette, Andrew, Megan, Danny, Bonnie and Barbra and extended family. We had many good times camping in Pittsburgh, wyman's Beach and family get togethers. Bucky,, without a doubt, was welcomed home By Jim, Doris, Billy, Bobby, Tom, and TJ. He had a sense of humor that always got others a laugh.

Bucky , you will be missed and are missed by so many. Rest easy and in peace.

Quote by Shakespeare, "And Flights Of Angels Sing you to your rest."

Miss you, Buck. Till we meet again.

Posted by Doug Gray - Amarillo, TX - Family   September 09, 2020

The best neighbor that one can have! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sure he is sharing a beer and "tisgar" all while flying on Shawn's Harry Potter Flying Broomstick! Much love, The Langley Family

Posted by Elizabeth Langley - MEDWAY, MA - Friend   September 08, 2020

Capt. Robertson,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice for the citizens of Weston when you served with the WFD. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Mike Casey    September 06, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Huynh - Friend   September 05, 2020

saddened to hear of the passing of cousin Bucky

Posted by Tom Robertson - PORTLAND, OR - Family   September 05, 2020

Very sad news. R.I.P., Bucky
Alan Lazzari

Posted by alan lazzari    September 05, 2020

My deepest condolences to your family. My heart breaks for you all. I have never been so incredibly blessed to have met,and lived with a family that opened their home, family and went out of the way to make sure that I (a person you knew nothing about) felt like I was more than a guest, but rather an extension of your sweet family.
You welcomed me into your home simply because you all had a unconditional heart.
I had never been so blessed to see what pure unconditional love for mankind until I met your family. Even though I am a Christian, I never experienced unconditional Christian Love, In a time our world where so many think about themselves, Anna,Bucky and the children treated me like I was family and for that I will never forget. I grew to care deeply for your family. Words could never describe how my heart breaks for your loss. You're loving,selfless,compassionate and the embodiment of what a good human being is. God Bless you. I'm here for you all anytime you want. My deepest condolences, prayers and love to you all.

Posted by Diane Capaci - Delhi, NY - Friend   September 04, 2020

To the entre Robertson family it is with deep shock and sadness that I offer to you my sincere condolences on the passing of Dwight. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of grief. May he Rest in Peace and may his memory be a comfort to you all.

Kathy Robertson
Cousin

Posted by Kathy Robertson - Waltham, MA - Family   September 04, 2020

I am so deeply sorry for you and your family.

Posted by Lorraine Catino - Stoneham, MA - Friend   September 04, 2020

I am deeply sorry to hear of his passing. He has served the Town of Weston for MANY years and i know his work for the Town has impacted the community and the Weston Fire Department. He spent his career in service to others as a public safety official in Weston. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Leon A. Gaumond Jr., Town Manager
Town of Weston

Posted by Leon Gaumond Jr. - Weston, MA - Coworker   September 04, 2020

To the Entire Robertson family Donna and I send our Sincere Condolences. Bucky will be missed. RIP BROTHER

Posted by Paul Bergeron - Jupiter, FL - Family   September 04, 2020


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ATV adventure in Alaska
Life's Too Short Tournament
ATV in Alaska
Christmas Eve...Bucky is hiding back row 4th from left
Annual Christmas Eve Photo...Bucky is hiding in the back row again
Alaskan Cruise...we have lost too many too soon. Life's Too Short! Go Travel!

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