Robert E. ‘Buddy’ Wales Jr.

Jun 13, 2020

Robert E. “Buddy” Wales Jr. of Buzzards Bay, 72 years old, died Monday, June 8, 2020.

He was the son of the late Robert E. “Ed” Wales Sr. formerly of Taunton and the late Thelma E. Wales formerly of Wareham.  Buddy passed away peacefully in his sleep, most likely dreaming of chasing that hole-in-one on a magnificent golf course with his long-time girlfriend, Jayne Green of Wareham. 

Buddy was a graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in 1966 and went on to become an amazing carpenter, father and grandfather.  He was a member of the Wareham/New Bedford Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 73 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3741 in Buzzards Bay, and possibly the Freemasons but nobody really knows because it’s a secret.  In his free time Buddy enjoyed deep sea fishing, motorcycles and Corvettes, playing golf and being the “Keno Girl” at Lindsey’s Family Restaurant in E. Wareham.

Buddy worked construction for Thorndike Construction of Plymouth until his retirement, then he worked part time construction with his brother Bruce Wales at Bruce Wales Carpentry of Hanson until his death.

Buddy leaves behind his princess daughters (we found proof), spoiled grandchildren and stinkin’ cute great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his great granddaughter, the late Kennedy Grace who he’s probably teaching to play Putt-Putt right now! He was the brother to Larry Wales and his wife Sandra in Ohio, Linda Williams and her husband Robert in Florida and Bruce Wales and his wife Betty of Hanson. He also had several nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of his life will be in August 2020 (BYOB). More info to follow.

Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. To leave a message of condolence visit: