2010-02-24 / Obituaries

James J. Budney, Sr.

James Joseph Budney Sr., formerly of Cold Spring, died Sunday, February 21, 2010, at the age of 76, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Cold Spring, on June 19, 1933. Jim was a 1952 graduate of Haldane High School. He served honorably in the US Navy on the USS Vulcan (R-5). In his civilian life, he was a successful businessman in the heating and air conditioning field. Jim retired to Florida eighteen years ago and spent the last 16 years volunteering at Holy Name of Jesus Church and Ascension Church as their HVAC consultant.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Budney. He is survived by his devoted spouse of 56 years, Margaret Budney of Indian Harbour Beach, FL, and his five loving children, James and Denise Budney Jr. of China Spring, TX; Douglas and Margaret Budney of Cold Spring; Missy and Anthony Paolicelli of Tarrytown, NY; Judy and David Lagasse of Roswell, GA; and Susan and Gordon Tyler of Chestnut Ridge, NY. Jim was also the proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, William J. Budney, of NJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10am, Saturday, February 27, at Our Lady of Loretto Church 24 Fair Street Cold Spring. Interment will follow in Cold Spring Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Clinton Funeral Home, corner of Parrott and Pine Streets 21 Parrott Street Cold Spring, on Friday February 26, 2 to 4pm, and 7 to 9pm.

Donations in Mr. Budney’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or Our Lady of Loretto Church Cold Spring, NY, 10516.

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