Wrisley Funeral Home
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Arthur (Bud) A. Lively

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Conway Sportsman Club - Sunday, October 19, 1- 4 pm. Dress comfortably for the weather and join family and friends for conversation, coffee, tea, cocoa, and desserts

Arthur (Bud) A. Lively, 70, of 1549 Pine Hill Road, Conway Mass, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Baystate Franklin Hospital in Greenfield – as a result of a chronic illness. He was surrounded by his wife and family members.

Bud was born October 17, 1943, the son of Ernest and Irene (Lanoue) Lively. He grew up in Charlemont, Buckland, and lived in Conway.

On June 1, 1974 he married Judith Fogg of Freeport Maine at Saint Judes Catholic Church in the town she grew up in. Their first home was in Buckland, MA and 10 years later they moved to Conway on Pine Hill Road.

Bud worked as a roofer, carpenter, stone worker, gathered maple sap and boiled at sugar houses, plowed snow, mowed roadsides for several towns, in the summer. He did land maintenance for farms, business and private estates.

His interests where many: horseback riding, hunting, snowmobiling, fishing/fly tying, clam digging with his father-in law, RV camping, archery, clay shooting, and cooking with cast iron. Bud especially enjoyed cooking for family members and functions at the Conway Sportsman Club. His dogs were well trained and constant companions know by family and members of the community. Bud instinctively taught youth to ice fish, ice skate, boil maple sap, shoot archery and appreciate the out of doors. For the past few years is brother, brother-in-law and nephew enjoyed shooting at varies clay shoots.

Bud participated in children’s lives, some of whom are now adults – with children of their own. Bud had the honor of walking two family of choice members to their grooms.   He told his wife – “it doesn’t get better than that”.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years: sisters Rosanne Emond and Mary Johnson of Turners Falls, Bonnie (Roger) Phillips of Colrain; and his brothers Ernest (Lois) Lively of Erving, and John Lively of Tucson, AZ. Nieces/nephews and grandnieces/nephews are numerous – living from Maine to California.

Bud was predeceased by his father and mother and two sister’s Bethany Eldridge and Irene Michaud.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Conway Sportsman Club - Sunday, October 19, 1- 4 pm. Dress comfortably for the weather and join family and friends for conversation, coffee, tea, cocoa, and desserts.

If you wish, donations can be made to the Conway Sportsman Club, P. O. Box 202, Conway, MA 01341.

Expressions of Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com