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Francis ‘Buster’ Osborne

NORTH CANAAN — Francis “Buster” Osborne, 74, passed away surrounded by his family on Sept. 14, 2021, after a two-year battle with dementia.

Buster was born on Oct. 18, 1946, to Leona and Morris Osborne.  

He was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Air Force from 1966-1970. 

After the Air Force, he married the love of his life, Chickie Mangan, on Sept. 18, 1971.  They would have been married 50 years this September.  

Together, they raised their three children, Tina, Beth and Edwin.  

Buster worked at Decker & Beebe for 38 years. He prided himself on his work and he could fix anything in his shop.  

An early retirement meant more time to spend with his grandchildren,  Dylan, Maddy, Hannah and Christopher, and more time to golf and fish on the river with “the boys.” 

Due to COVID, services will be private at this time. A celebration of life will be held next summer.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Kara Zinke Emergency Fund, P.O. Box 1209, North Canaan, CT  06018.  

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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