Northborough – Eugene “Buzz” A. Bostock, 80, passed away with family by his side Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Beaumont of Northborough from the long-term effects of Lyme disease.
He leaves his devoted wife of 54 years, Carol L. (Schleyer) Bostock; his loving children, Kerry Hill and her husband Dan of Berlin and David Bostock and his wife Marci of Auburn; his cherished grandchildren, Amanda, Colin, Connor and Logan; his siblings, Roger and his wife Marie of Florida, Lincoln and his wife Joan of Leicester, and Valerie Borgia and her husband Carmen of Westborough; his brother-in-law, Jack Schleyer of Foxboro; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Born in Worcester, son of Arthur and Phyllis (Smith) Bostock, Buzz was a lifelong resident of Northborough. Buzz graduated from Northborough High School in 1955. He continued his education by earning a B.S. in Special Education from Fitchburg State in 1964 and his Master’s in Education and CAGS from Worcester State.
Buzz taught fourth and fifth grades from 1964-1997 at the Peaslee and Lincoln Elementary Schools, as well as Northborough Middle School. He was a member of REAM, Northborough Historical Society and Tincan Sailors. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1959 as a radioman aboard the USS Fletcher.
Buzz and Carol spent many years at Libby’s Campground in York, Maine with family and friends. Buzz enjoyed woodworking and gardening and enjoyed his daily visits to Tilz Restaurant with his Northborough townies. Buzz will be remembered as a very kind, gentle and quiet man. The family wishes to thank the staff and friends at Beaumont Nursing Home for the compassionate care he received. They were family to him.
Calling hours will be held Monday, Dec. 11, from 4-7 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. His funeral will take place Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow in Howard Street Cemetery.
PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Instead, memorial donations may be made to the Northborough High School Association Scholarship Fund, Box 693, Northborough, MA 01532 or the Northborough Historical Society, Box 661, Northborough, MA, 01532.
To share a memory or to leave the family a condolence, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.