Condolence & Memory Journal

To Bud's family,
I just heard the sad news of Bud's passing. My sincere condolences. He was absolutely one of the nicest guys
in the business. I always enjoyed seeing him. He will be missed.
Ralph Diamond

Posted by Ralph Diamond - West Harwich, MA - friend   January 18, 2018

Brett and family,

I just learned today of your Dad's passing. I had just spoken to him at Keating's early in the summer. I knew Bud for over 40 years and in that entire time, he was a true gentleman and will be missed.

Russell Vaughn

Posted by A friend   August 31, 2017

To the Downer family,
We are very saddened to hear about George's passing. George meant a lot to my father and I am sure he is showing George around as we speak. Please accept our condolences and know George is in good hands with my dad!
Adam & Monique Pineault.

Posted by Adam Pineault - NSB, FL - friend   August 12, 2017

Buddy was a friend of my late brother, Don, and I met him when I was about 15. He seemed like a fun guy and I enjoyed knowing him, although only for a brief time.

Posted by Steve Marini    August 10, 2017

for all of you who loved Bud, my deepest condolences; roberta and I loved him also and will miss him always
bill union

Posted by bill union - worcester, MA - Friend   August 10, 2017

Brett & Ellen
I am sorry for your loss.My sympathy to you and your family.

Posted by Doug Brown    August 09, 2017

So, so sorry to hear of Bud's passing. Please accept our sincerest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Posted by Ed and Cheryll Getman - waltham, MA - Friend   August 09, 2017

Dear Ellen And Brett,
I was so sorry to hear of Bud's passing. Len always spoke highly of him. Before Len passed away, Bud came to see him and they spent a pleasant afternoon reminiscing about the old days. Len enjoyed Bud's company immensely.

Posted by Regina Eliot-Ramsey - Newton, MA   August 09, 2017

My deepest sympathy to all of Buddy's loved ones. We have been friends since High School class of 1955. A wonderful friend and its hard to know just how to express sympathy and words of comfort to all that loved him. I can only say that because he was so important to me and such a wonderful friend your sorrow touches my heart deeply and I care more than my words can express. Sincerely and with love, Pat (Nickerson) Rotatori and Butch,Cindy,&Eric.


Posted by Patricia "Pat" Rotatori - Nokomis, FL - Friend   August 09, 2017


Posted by CHRIS ENGEL - ROCHESTER, MA - Family Friend   August 09, 2017

Dear Brett and Ellen and full family,

I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Bud. he just lightened up an auction showroom with his big smile and good taste. He was incredibly kind and funny and had an earthy wisdom. Though I didn't know him well in the business community, I felt connected because he made room just by saying "hi how are ya?"
We have lost a truly nice guy.

Posted by marilee meyer - cambridge, MA - Friend   August 08, 2017

Keith and family,

Condolences on the loss of your father. I am sure his spirit lives on in his children. Blessings upon you.

Chris Sinacola

Posted by A friend   August 08, 2017

I'm very sorry for you loss.

Posted by Scott McCulloch - Hingham, MA - Acquaintance   August 07, 2017

Dear Brett,Scott,Keith and family ,
A light has gone out in out antiques community.
I can not remember a time when he didnt rush forward to greet you with a big exuberant smile ! He had the most positive outlook on everything and a knack for lifting your spirit like no one else. it was a joy to know him .
Donna Terzian

Posted by Donna Terzian - Bradenton, FL   August 07, 2017

Aunt Carol, It is with great sadness to hear of Uncle Buddy's passing. I will always remember our many wonderful times we spent in the Keys at Christmas and the many boating adventures aka Bumper Bud. He always had a smile on his face and an infectious laugh. With Deepest Sympathy Jennifer

Posted by Jennifer Dennen - Islamorada, FL - Family   August 06, 2017

Dear Brett, Keith and family,

We knew your Dad as a very special soul, always sincere and warm, a pleasure to be with. May you find peace and serenity in his comfort.

Warm and true regards, David and Lynn Hillier

Posted by David Hillier - Townsend, MA   August 06, 2017

I am truly sorry to hear of Bud's passing. Jen and I clearly remember all of the fun times that we had with you and Bud. Jen and I know first hand just how difficult it is to lose a spouse and parent. Bud was partly responsible for my original love of boating which changed our lives. I will never forget CA's Getaway or Bud's hearty laugh.

Posted by Jim and Jen Dennen - Islamorada, FL   August 06, 2017


I love you, and I will miss you. Thank you for always looking out for us kids, the grand kids, and the great grand kids. You were always there to help, to listen, and to support us. You were a great dad, an awesome friend, and a fierce protector of those you loved.

Love Lisa

Posted by Lisa Coenen - MA - Family   August 06, 2017

A Great Father,Grandfather,and the best Stepfather that ever set foot on this earth...I was in my mid teens when you came into my life as my new stepdad. I was very skeptical to say the least, little did i know i had just hit the lottery to have you in my life. Thank you for always being there and i love you and will miss you more than words can say... R.I.P BUDDY D.. JEFF

Posted by Jeff DeForest - POMPANO BEACH, FL - son   August 06, 2017

Carol, I am so saddened by the news of Bud's passing. My prayer are with you and the family at this difficult time. Was glad to have visited with you and Bud earlier this summer with Maryellen. Love to you, Tommy

Posted by Tommy Stoddard - Lincoln, NE - Family   August 06, 2017

So sorry for your loss..may God comfort you and yours at this time and may Bud RIP with our Lord ..

Posted by Suzanne Carey - North Smithfield, RI - Friend   August 06, 2017

Keith and family: My sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Todd Jarvis    August 06, 2017

So very sorry for your loss auntie Carol

Posted by Angela Goulette - Family   August 05, 2017

I am so thankful for having a Dad like you! I hope I can be half the man you were. Some day we will be together again. Love you, Keith

Posted by Keith Downer - Sutton, MA - Son   August 05, 2017