Brian F. Buxton

Brian F. Buxton 74, of Auburn Road, West Hartford, CT, passed away at Hartford Hospital on June 21, 2022. He was born to Brewster and Beatrice (Fuller) Buxton of Glastonbury CT. He graduated from Glastonbury High School (Class of ’66) and the Silvermine School of Fine Art in New Canaan CT. He was a Partner in Alexander Whinnem & Sons, a specialty painting business, and worked on many historic homes, including the Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain houses. Brian is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Deborah Buxton of West Hartford; his brother Bruce Buxton and his wife Patrice of South Hadley MA; his cousins Gail, Leslie and Mel of New York City; his sister-in-law Barbara Knickerbocker and her husband, Robert Knickerbocker of Sarasota, FL; his nephew Ronald Whinnem of West Hartford, with whom he shared a special relationship; and six nieces and their families. Brian enjoyed many hobbies, including rebuilding Citroens, assembling and playing a wide range of music on high-end analogue stereo equipment, playing his guitar, inventing all manner of things, and continuously restoring his West Hartford home. Brian deeply loved his family and his many friends, he touched many hearts, and will be remembered as one of the most interesting and knowledgeable individuals one could encounter and have a conversation with. Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury CT on Sunday, July 10, 10am-12 noon.  Donations in Brian's name may be made to the Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway, Floor 4, New York, NY 10006-3111. For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com.