Natalie Barden Buck


Rupert, Vermont – Natalie Barden Buck, 96, of Rupert, Vermont, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, with family by her side.

Natalie was born at home, on Dec. 31, 1925, in Rupert. She grew up on a dairy farm, helping with the chickens and flowers. She attended a one-room schoolhouse for elementary school before attending Granville High School, from which she graduated in 1943.

After high school she became a nanny for a family in New York City where she was able to tour some of the city. She later attended hairdressing school before marrying her late husband Robert O. Buck in 1949.

After marrying, Natalie and Robert moved to Wallingford, Vermont, where she worked as a hairdresser from her home and raised three boys. Natalie and Robert also had a vacation home in Peacham, Vermont, on Martins Pond. The family spent much of their time water skiing, swimming, snow skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling and hosting friends and neighbors. Natalie was known for her great skills in the kitchen; she loved baking for the boys’ school events.

In 1991, Natalie and Robert had a home built on family land overlooking her family farm where she was able to enjoy retirement and live her last years. Natalie and Robert were married for 61 wonderful years before his passing in 2011.

Natalie is survived by her three sons and their wives, Thomas and Kathy Buck of Peacham; John and Martha Buck of West Rutland, Vermont; and David and Jacqueline Buck of Rupert. She also is survived by her grandchildren Kerrie Buck, Daniel Buck, Kristen Buck and Clayton Buck; two step-grandchildren Joseph McNamara and Ryan McNamara; great-grandchildren Kiara Ayers, Noah Buck and Delilah Buck; and several nieces and nephews.

It was Natalie’s request that the funeral services be private.

A special thank you to Bayada Hospice services and to all her friends and family for making Natalie’s life wonderful!

Those who wish to remember Natalie in a special way may make a memorial contribution in her memory to Bayada Hospice, 190 S. Main St., Suite 2, Rutland, VT 05701.

To offer condolences to the family, please visit gariepyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are with the McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, Inc., in Salem, New York.