Francis A. “Bucky” Peters

April 20th, 2020

Francis A. Peters, aka “Bucky”, age 74, passed away on April 19, 2020 in Wilmington, MA.

Bucky is survived by his wife Mary “Mae” (Chisholm) Peters, formerly of Port Hood, Nova Scotia.  He was the beloved father of Kevin Peters and wife Kerry of Bellingham, MA and Keith Peters and girlfriend Cindy Fecteau of Dracut, MA.  Loving brother of Robert Peters and wife Carol of Sydney, Nova Scotia, his sister Anne Holmes and her husband Don of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, his sister Rose Singer of Ocoee, Florida and sister Laura Ongo (deceased).  Bucky also leaves behind two loving grandchildren Erin and Liam Peters of Bellingham, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Earnest and Jean (Oursin) Peters.  One of five children, Bucky was always dedicated to his family.  He moved to America as a young adult and soon met the love of his life, Mae.  He was overjoyed with the birth of his two sons and loved spending time with them. 

Bucky enjoyed playing cards, listening to music and spending time laughing with his grandchildren.  Bucky was a dedicated worker at Royal Label press up until his retirement several years ago.  Bucky fought a long battle with Primary Progressive Aphasia and in the end, succumbed to Covid-19 on April 19, 2020.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., (Rte. 38), Wilmington on Thursday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

Memorial donations in Frank’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the National Aphasia Association, P.O.Box 87, Scarsdale, NY. 10583 (


14 Entries in Guest Book for “Francis A. “Bucky” Peters”

  1. Norine MacIntyre & Family says:

    Sister of Carol Peters, Sydney River, N,S, Canada

  2. Kevin Brady & family says:

    Bucky was a great man and will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies are with his family. May he Rest In Peace.

  3. Gail Mac Neil says:

    Mae and family, my deepest sympathy. I knew Bucky when he lived in Sydney River, we were neighbors. He always had a smile and great outlook on life. He met and married the love of his life , Mae. She loved and cared for him always. My prayers go out to you and the family, I know he will be missed. Love to you all.

  4. Shannon family says:

    Our condolences to the Peters family and friends. Our family’s grew up together in Sydney River, great friends.

  5. Michelle Breton says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May god be with you and your family.

  6. Allan MacDougall says:

    Our condolences to the family-from Allan and Heather MacDougall, Sydney River

  7. Jessie Mac Kinnon says:

    My Condolences to May and all the family R I P Bucky

  8. Rosie Mac Neil says:

    Mae, Kevin, Keith our deepest sympathy on the passing of husband & father. We had lots of laughs & great memories shared here in Cape Breton.I’ll stay in touch…… Love Rosie & Sandy Mac Neil

  9. Jack& Anne MacDonald says:

    We are neighbours of Mae, in Port Hood We wish you peace at this time and send our love and prayers

  10. The Howlett Family says:

    Bucky was a brother to us, my mother loved him like a son. A part of our
    family…he and Richard are in heaven together. Love and prayers to Mae and Kevin and Keith , and his grandchildren.

  11. Brian Kelleher says:

    Mae , please know I’m thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
    Brian Kelleher – friend of Kevin and Keith

  12. Jimmy MacLeod & Aggie Campbell says:

    Dear Mae and Family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear this news. Our thoughts are with you, Mae. Bucky was a great man. We always enjoyed the good times and laughs we had at the Canadian Club, and also up in Cape Breton. I’m sure he and St. Peter’s will have some good laughs!

    You and the boys take good care.
    Again, sorry to hear this news.

    -Jimmy & Aggie

  13. darrell mackenzie says:

    So sorry Mae,Kevin and Keith. Uncle Buck is my favorite Uncle. I have so many fond memories if Him and me growing up in the 70’s and 80’s. I will never forget the smile on His face the last time we saw each other.
    Darrell and Amy

  14. michael & Patty Duggan says:

    Mary and family, we are truly sorry for your loss. We just found out and was saddened by the news. Bucky always met you with a smile and a hello in the neighborhood. God Bless and RIP Bucky.

    Mike & Patty

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