James M. "Buzz" Conroy, 84

Jun 28, 2022

James M. "Buzz" Conroy, 84, of Wareham, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022.  He was the husband of Kathryn A. (Whelan) Conroy for 54 years.

Born in Boston on December 19, 1937, he was the son of the late James Conroy and Florence (Murray) Conroy. Raised in Boston, he was a graduate of Boston Technical High School and attended Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Buzz was a proud member of the US Army and Reserves who retired as a Master Sergeant after 34 years of service. His unit was called to active duty in Vietnam, where he earned many medals, including the Bronze Star. After returning from Vietnam, he and Kay moved to Brockton where they spent forty years raising their family. They had wonderful neighbors on Anawan Street and made lifelong friends at Sacred Heart School/Church. They spent their summers at Maple Park Campground in Wareham with family and dear friends.

Buzz was a fire protection engineer who spent his 40-year career at Carlysle Engineering in Jamaica Plain.

In addition to his wife, Kathryn, Buzz is survived by his children: Carolyn Conroy (Steve Follen), Claire Conroy, and Scott Conroy (Traci Conroy); his grandchildren,Charlye and Chase, to whom he was affectionately known as “Bizz”; his sister-in-law Nancy Conroy; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Elizabethand Richard.

Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 441 S. Main St., (Rt.28) West Bridgewater on Friday, July 1st at 9:30 AM thence to St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 103 Center St., Bridgewater where a funeral mass will be held for the repose of his soul at 10:30 AM. Interment will be private. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Thursday, June 30th from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Buzz loved flowers and always had fresh a bouquet in the house. In lieu of sending flowers to the funeral home, please treat yourself or someone you love to a bouquet of flowers in his memory. He was also a lung cancer survivor and Claire has been riding the Pan Mass Challenge in support of Dana Farber Cancer Institute since his diagnosis twelve years ago. Donations in his memory can be made to the Pan Mass Challenge.