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Albert F. Laraby Jr.

October 24, 1939 November 30, 2018
Albert F. Laraby Jr.
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Albert F. Laraby Jr.

Albert F. Laraby, 79, of Bridgewater passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.

He was born on October 24, 1939 in Litchfield, NY a son of the late Albert and Mary (Button) Laraby Sr. He was educated in local schools. On March 7, 1959 at St. Patrick’s Church in Clayville he was united in marriage to Carol Donahoe, a blessed union of over 59 years filled with much love and mutual devotion.

Mr. Laraby was employed at one time with Ray Benson Chevrolet in Utica, he later accepted a position as service manager with NJ. Curri in Marcy retiring in 1998 after many years of dedicated service.

He was an avid Mets, Jets and NASCAR fan. He was a dedicated pit crew team member of the Claude Hutchings Jr. Racing Team. He was known by his nickname as the “Engine Man”. His knowledge of race cars and friendly smile will be sadly missed by his many colleagues and friends in the racing community. He loved his family and cherished the time that he spent with them. He also enjoyed spending time in his Florida home especially during race week.

He is survived by his wife Carol of Bridgewater, his children, Debra King and her husband Warren of West Winfield, Alan Laraby of Rome, Kim Plows and her husband Kevin of West Winfield, Jeffrey Laraby of Daytona Beach, FL, and John Laraby of Utica. He leaves his grandchildren, Jason King and his wife Amelia, Ryan King, Daniel Plows and his wife Alyssa, Tyler Plows and his wife Taylor, and Stephanie, Samantha, and Sabrina Laraby, his great grandchildren, Avery Plows, Aliyah, Myla and Marley Laraby, also two sisters, Betty and Elizabeth. Also, his special “84” racing family who he spent countless hours with. The family would like to acknowledge the support shown to us by Claude Sr, Carol and Claude Jr during this difficult time.

Private services will be held for the family. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the Scenic View Campground on Traux Rd in West Winfield. Interment will be in the spring in Fairview Cemetery in Bridgewater.

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4:00 PM 12/4/2018 4:00:00 PM
Scenic View Campground

386 Truax Rd.
West Winfield, NY 13491

Celebration of Life Gathering

Scenic View Campground
386 Truax Rd. West Winfield 13491 NY
United States

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Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

Bridgewater, NY

Bridgewater NY
United States

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