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Bernard Parker 'Buddy'
Haskell Jr., 68
PORTLAND -- Bernard Parker 'Buddy' Haskell Jr., 68, of Bradley Street, Portland, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at a Portland hospital.
He was born in Portland, the son of Bernard and Ann Wilbur Haskell. Buddy worked as a property manager in New Jersey for 15 years. He was a former officer of the Sons of the American Legion in Hightstown, N.J. for many years. He was also a member of the Portland Eagles and the Maine Harness Horse Association.
Buddy had a passion for harness racing. After retiring he became a harness race horse owner and trainer. He loved playing shuffleboard, dancing and following his nephews band. He lived for his family and friends and loved spending time with them.
He is survived by his wife, Claire (Carrier) Haskell of Portland; his first wife, Marlene Hammonds of Portland; sons, James Haskell and wife Julie of Scarborough and Robert Haskell of Portland, daughters, Christine Esposito of Portland and Kathie Murphy and husband Patrick of Scarborough; step-son, Jason Winslow of Portland, Ore.; brothers, Michael of Buxton, Frank of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Patrick and wife Jennifer of Hightstown, N.J., his sister, Deborah Champagne-Dale and husband Danny of Hightstown, N.J.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of his life Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m., at his son James Haskell's house, 19 Grandview Dr., Scarborough. Arrangements are by Blais & Hay Funeral Home, Westbrook.
Bernard Parker 'Buddy' Haskell Jr.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 26, 2011
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"Our deepest condolences to the family. Buddy will be missed by everyone in the harness racing community..."
- Maine Harness Horsemen's Association
"My heart is filled with grief at the loss of my husband and my best friend. And my heart breaks for him...."
- Missi Haskell
""I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of..."
- Patricia Cain
"Thank you all for sharing your kind words and memories of my Uncle Buddy, he was a wonderful guy who has..."
- Melissa Stevens
"Endless amounts of memories flood my mind....No one is prepared for a loss so huge. Uncle Bud was a..."
- Tasha Haskell
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