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Seabury Libby

Seabury Libby March 15, 1932 - July 30, 2013 Putnam - Seabury Libby, 81, of Putnam, CT passed away on July 30, 2013 after a long illness. Born in Millinocket, Maine on March 15, 1932, he was the son of the late Manley and Stella (Leonard) Libby. He graduated from LaGrange High School in LaGrange, ME, and served in the United States Army before attending the University of Maine where he received his bachelor's in business administration in 1958. He worked as a store manager for the W. T. Grant Company throughout Maine and Connecticut for 17 years before purchasing a grocery store on Grove Street in Putnam (Libby's Supermarket), which he ran for 10 years. Seabury had a lifelong love of business, politics and community service. He was a past president of the Putnam Rotary Club and former chairman of the Putnam Economic Development Commission. A man of discerning taste who enjoyed great passion and pride for his home and its surroundings, he continued to issue directives on lawn and home maintenance to family members in his final days. Seabury leaves behind a loving family who admire the courage, strength and indomitable spirit with which he approached life and the unrelenting challenges of Parkinson's disease over the past twenty years: his wife of 54 years, Cynthia (Whitney) Libby, two daughters, Karen, Diane and her husband Paul Angelides, a son Kevin, and three grandchildren, Devon Libby, and James and Katherine Angelides. A Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Smith Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam. Burial with Military Honors in Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam. Calling hours will be Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Seabury's name to the National Parkinson's Foundation (www.parkinson.org) or Hospice of Northeast Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. To share a memory with his family "Light a Candle" at www.smithandwalkerfh.com


Published in Norwich Bulletin on Aug. 1, 2013
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