Eight Bells: Buzz Schofield
Published on April 6th, 2022
Albert “Buzz” Schofield, 84, died peacefully on March 31, 2022. Buzz was a resident of Jupiter, Florida and spent summers in Newport, Rhode Island.
Born in 1937 to the late Al and Elsie Schofield, Buzz grew up in Weymouth, MA and spent his summers in Green Harbor where his love of the ocean began.
Buzz was a very proud alum of Massachusetts Maritime Academy (class of 1958) where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate and inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
An accomplished sailor and member of the New York Yacht Club, Buzz embarked on a lengthy racing career. He was a proud sponsor of the sailing programs at Mass Maritime and Duxbury Bay Maritime School as well as the America’s Cup program.
After his time as a Merchant Mariner, Buzz established his company, Schofield Properties LLC., building and developing properties, and was the first to bring condominiums to the South Shore of Massachusetts.
Buzz was happiest sailing on his beloved Arieto (C&C 43 and Frers 46), traveling to all seven continents, and spending time with his many friends who he considered family. Everyone who crossed Buzz’s path experienced his contagious love, passion, and knowledge of the ocean, wind and sky.
Buzz is survived by his wife Sandra (Henry) Schofield. He was the father of Jeffrey Schofield and wife Susan (Duxbury, MA), Melinda Dennett and husband Paul (Kingston, MA), Keith Schofield (Randolph, MA); grandfather to Austin and Cameron Schofield, Westen and Trever Dennett, Dylan and Chloe Schofield; brother of Susan Jeffrey (Weymouth, MA) and Catherine Falkner (Andover, MA); and brother-in-law of Gary Westendorf and his wife Myriam (Palm Desert, CA).
He was predeceased by his sister Rebecca Goshe and his first wife Lynnda Schofield.
Visiting hours will be held April 8 from 4-8 p.m. at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St., Kingston, MA. A funeral will be held April 9 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 601 Tremont St. Interment will be at the Mayflower Cemetery in Duxbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mass Maritime Academy designated to the Cadet Sea Bag Fund www.maritime.edu/alumni-friends/give.