James "Buddy" Loux
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James "Buddy" Loux, 63, of Jay passed away peacefully September 23, 2009 at his home in Jay. Buddy was born October 25, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of James and Helene Loux. On May 9, 1987, he married the love of his life Carol Loux. They began a lifelong journey of love and togetherness. Their relationship embodied the idea of two becoming one. Buddy moved to Jay in 1969,at which time he owned and operated the Schneehutte Dorm and then the Inglenook Lodge. During the off season he owned and operated his own foundation business and built ski lifts in New Hampshire and Vermont. He then went on to become the Lift Maintenance Supervisor at Jay Peak Resort. Buddy retired from Jay Peak Ski Resort in November 2007 after 20 years. Upon his retirement he was presented the Career Achievement Award from the Vermont Ski Areas Association. Following his retirement he and his wife started their next adventure with a scuba diving business on the Island of St. Maarten. He received his Dive Master Certification in June 2008. Besides his love of diving he also enjoyed his time skiing at Jay Peak. His favorite thought was "Ski Hard and Dive Deep". He enjoyed many years of traveling through the United States having vacationed in all 50 states. He loved the time he was able to spend with his children and grandchildren. Buddy said that "the luckiest part of his life was the people he knew and that they allowed him to be part of their life". He is survived by his wife Carol and their children: Cynthia Willis and her husband Donald, John Corsano, Joel Corsano and his wife Brenda; their grandchildren: Garrett and Bria Willis, John and Anthony Corsano, Denver and Joel Corsano, Jr; Christopher Peters;his brother Christopher Loux, his niece Gabrielle and nephews Jason, Jeff, Chris and Ryan and many special friends. He was predeceased by his parents James and Helene Loux. There will be a memorial mass, Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 130 Pleasant Street in Troy, with Father Henry Mlinganisa officiating. In lieu of flowers Buddy asked that you take an extra moment to hug that special person in your life and make each moment you have together count. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Jay/Westfield Ski Foundation Program, Jay/Westfield School, 257 Revoir Flats, Jay, Vt 05859 or the Emergency Fund, Cancer Support Program, Box 64700, Burlington,Vt 05406. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.
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