Louis Joseph Buck, 72, of Bradley, passed away peacefully, October 4, 2016, surrounded by his family, as well as his bosses, Scott and Karen Madden. He was born in Bradley, October 8, 1943, the son of Edward V. Buck, Sr. and Catherine (Deschamps).
At 13 years old, Louie was already working with his father in the woods, cutting and hauling wood. He graduated from John Bapst, and eventually took over his father's logging business. Louie was always a hard worker, and retired last year from Madden Timberlands, after 20 years of service. He had a great sense of humor, especially with his coworkers, who enjoyed pulling pranks on each other.
Louie was proud of his family; he was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and extended family at the camp at Nicatous Lake; especially the annual pig roast each Labor Day weekend- which will continue. Louie touched the lives of so many people, both friends and strangers alike. He was selfless and generous, and would do whatever he could to help someone out. Although he will be missed by so many, Louie would say "I lived a good life, I had fun."
Louie is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gwen (Graham) Buck; children, Irene and husband, Tim Reynolds, Louise and husband, Dan Magoon, and Sandy Buck and fiancée, Wanda-Mae Stoddard; grandchildren, Jessica and fiancé, John; Carolyn and husband, Chris, Michelle and significant other, Kolby, Danielle and significant other, Jason, Nicholas, Samuel, Elizabeth, Zachary, Michelle and Justin; great grandson, Barrett; brother, Edward Buck, Jr.; sister, Nancy Cates; sister-in-law, Gerry and husband (and best friend to Louie), Lawrence Jackson, affectionately known as "Git and Lar"; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends and loved ones at Nicatous Lake. He will also be sadly missed by his dogs, Bessie, Joseph and Cocoa Puff. In addition to his parents, Louie was predeceased by a special nephew, Brian Buck.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2016, on Louie's birthday, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Bradley, following the service. A reception will be held at the home of Gerry and Lawrence Jackson, 101 Cram Street, Bradley, following the interment. Those who wish to remember Louie in a special way may write a favorite memory on a greeting card for the family to read, as greeting cards meant so much to Louie.