MANCHESTER - Carl J. LaBuda Sr., 80, died on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Courville at Manchester. His family would like to thank all the caring, competent and compassionate staff for taking great care of him (and us) during his illness.
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Mr. LaBuda was born in 1932 in Boston, Mass., the son of the late Arney and Irene (Boisvert) LaBuda. He had been a resident of Manchester for the past 40 years.
He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Navy.
Carl had worked in many start-up manufacturing factories, including Phalo in Manchester. Prior to his retirement, Mr. LaBuda was employed as a salesman for Miracle Ear.
Mr. LaBuda enjoyed, and was excellent at, growing orchids. He had three criteria when planning a vacation: Dungeness crab availability, wine country and orchids. He was a member of the New Hampshire Orchid Society. He also was an avid fisherman; in fact, he and his buddy Steve went "fishing" every Friday at the Sanders Fish Truck. He was a member of the NRA.
Members of his family include his wife of 26 years, Gail (Higgins) LaBuda of Manchester; a son, Carl J. LaBuda Jr. (Cheryl) of Weare; a daughter, Cheryl A. Greenough (Craig) of Weare; two stepsons, Mitchell A. Schadler (Belinda) of Keene and Arnold R. Schadler (Laura) of Alstead; stepdaughter Cynthia L. Schadler (Mike) of Kittery, Maine; three grandchildren, Jason Greenough, Kathryn Greenough and Dustin LaBuda; step-grandchildren Chelsea Schadler, Erik Schadler, Elizabeth Guyette, Samantha Schadler, Sarah Schadler, Ryan Schadler, Bo Schadler and Zachary Schadler; two step-great-grandchildren, Ella Rose and Kellen Guyette; one brother, David A. LaBuda of Albany, N.Y. Mr. LaBuda was predeceased by his stepson, Tom L. Schadler, in 2009.
SERVICES: A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, July 6, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., corner of Union Street, in Manchester. A memorial service will follow at noon in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Douglas Rickard, minister of The First Presbyterian Church, will officiate the service. Interment will take place at a later date in Springfield, Vt. To view an online memorial, please go to www.phaneuf.net Mr. LaBuda wished to thank all those who have donated blood and platelets, which kept him alive for several months. He was grateful to everyone for their selfless gift of life. Donations may be made to The
, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford 03110, in memory of Mr. LaBuda. The Phaneuf Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Phaneuf Funeral Homes
243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on July 3, 2013