Happy 70th Birthday, Andy Buckley

That was quite an affair they had for noted sports marketer Andy Buckley at Anthony’s Hawthorne by the Sea on the Swampscott oceanfront last Saturday night. More than a hundred family members, friends and business associates gave the Marblehead native and St. John’s Prep and Pennsylvania grad  a rousing salute to his 70th birthday, replete with an Elvis impersonator, only natural since Andy has been in “bro” love with the legendary singer since he was a tyke.

All in all a grand way to pay homage to the former west coaster who has relocated to his Marblehead roots after a lengthy stay in Holmby Hills, California, where he and his late wife Barbara  enjoyed the sunshine and watched son Andy Jr. make a nice living working in front of and behind the cameras in television and movies and oldest son Fred plkay quarterback at Stanford before getting into business near the family’s pre-California home in southern Florida. Andy Jr. has played the David Wallace character on NBC’s hit comedy The Office for several years.

Daughter Bonnie did a great job making the evening’s agenda run like clockwork, accented by a menu of lobster bisque, Caesar salad, popovers, prime rib, grilled salmon, New York sirloin and baked Alaska/hocolate expresso cake.

I had a delightful time sitting with former Tedesco club champ Bill Crane and Brian Buckley’s, Andy’s younger brother who became a football legendy quarterbacking Marblehead High and Harvard.

Look forward to your 75th, Andy.



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