MILLINOCKET – Lois A. Buckingham, 60, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Aug. 21, 1952, daughter of Carl and Imogene (Higgins) Mason.
Lois was a loving wife, mother and nanny. She had a good heart and would help anyone when she was able to do so. She loved to play cars and Legos with Noah and Liam. She enjoyed knitting and making her specialty fudge, but mostly she loved playing bingo, and cards with her “poker pals” who were just like family to her. She also enjoyed attending Hollywood Casino and just recently, the Oxford Casino with her husband. She also enjoyed watching Disney Junior with Liam, who ruled the TV.
Lois is survived by her husband of 34 years, Eric “Bucky” Buckingham Jr.; mother, Imogene Mason; daughters, Margaret Staples and fiancé, Steve, and Erica Porter and husband, Arthur; son, Jon Buckingham Sr. and wife, Jessica; stepchildren, Rose Reeves, Eric Buckingham III, and Hazel Lee; grandchildren, Brandon and Brad Helms, Felicia Hibbs, Zachary Smith, Noah and Liam Porter, and Jon Buckingham Jr.; great-grandson, George Logan; brother, David Mason and wife, Jean; sister, Marie Campbell; sister-in-law, Bonnie Durgin; brother-in-law, Don Buckingham and wife, Cherie; several nieces, nephews; many special cousins; special friend, Helen Miliken; her “poker pals”; and her many ‘adopted kids,’ they know who they are. She was predeceased by her father, Carl Mason; special uncles and aunts, Hanley Higgins and wife, Thelma, Philip Higgins and wife, Dot, and Doreen Monaco; and friend, Jeri Gregory.
Friends may visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, 19 Colby St., Millinocket, with the Rev. Joel Cyr, pastor, presider. The family would appreciate donations to help defray funeral expenses to be sent to Lamson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 618, Millinocket, ME, 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.