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Clifford Edward Buxton

Clifford Edward Buxton, 86, of Groton, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 with his wife by his side. He was the loving husband of 29 years of Wilma (Flewelling) Buxton.
     Born in Grasmere, NH on June 8, 1933, Clifford was the son of the late Leroy and Irene (Hall) Buxton. Clifford was raised and educated in Grasmere and graduated from Manchester West High School in 1951. After High School, Clifford enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his county in the Korea Conflict. While serving four years in the Air Force, Clifford earned a National Defense Service Medal and became a skilled control tower operator and went onto have a distinguished career as an air traffic controller.
     Clifford lived life to the fullest. He loved motorcycles, animals and would always lend a hand to anyone in need. Clifford met Wilma while driving the Concord school bus. He asked her to go to breakfast with him on his motorcycle and they immediately became very close and were married on August 4, 1990 at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, New Hampshire. He will be greatly missed by all who came to know and love him, especially Wilma.
     Along with his wife, Clifford is survived by his children; Kim Philpott and her husband Robert of Andover and Tammy Forrest of Leominster, his step-daughters; Christina Reutebuch of Manchester, NH and Robin Luppold and husband Ken of Riverview, Florida. Clifford is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Ryan, Amy, Jessica, John, Amanda, Brian, Brooke, Sean and Kyle and one great-granddaughter, Savannah.
     Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Clifford for a memorial service on Mon- day, June 29 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church, 365 Main Street, Groton.
     In lieu of flowers, donations in Cliff’s memory may be made to:
Care Dimensions Hospice House
125 Winter Street Lincoln, MA 01773
     Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Groton. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.badgerfuneral.com
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