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Santiago Laboy, Sr.

Obituary of Santiago Laboy, Sr.

Santiago Laboy, Sr., known as “Chago” to many, was born in Lajas, Puerto Rico to Emilio and Sotera Laboy and grew up in a very large family. When he was old enough to strike out on his own, Santiago moved to Brooklyn, NY, to work at Bloomfields. He worked in the shipping and receiving department and got many of his family members jobs there as well. While in Brooklyn, he met the love of his life, Nereida. The couple then realized they grew up on the same street in Puerto Rico and their parents were friends, but they never met each other until coming to Brooklyn. They fell in love and married in 1973. The couple was blessed with 4 children; Santiago Jr., David, Sonia, and Angelica. The family relocated to the Buffalo area when Santiago was offered a good at the Ford Stamping Plant, where he happily retired after 35 years. As life continued, Santiago and Nereida welcomed 8 grandchildren into the family and then 6 great-grandchildren. Family was very important to Santiago, and one of his favorite things to do was prepare a big meal for his family every Sunday. Santiago was known in his family as the "king chef" with beef stew, rice, and Spanish cuisine being among his specialties. When he wasn't cooking, Santiago could often be found in his yard, which was always impeccably maintained. He had a beautiful rose garden, flower bushes, and cherry trees. Although he will be greatly missed, Santiago leaves behind many memories of family dinners, a strong work ethic, and a deep appreciation for his family and his Puerto Rican heritage that he has passed down to his children and grandchildren. Laboy, Santiago Sr. "Chago" of Lackawanna, NY passed February 15, 2022. Devoted husband of Nereida (nee Gonzalez) Laboy; Beloved father of Santiago “Junior” (Sarah), Sonia, David, and Angelica (Gonzalez) Laboy; Loving grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 6; also survived by many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends will be received 2PM – 6PM Saturday, February 19, 2022 at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lakeshore Rd. Hamburg, NY 14075 716-627-2919. A Prayer Service will immediately follow at 6PM. A burial will take place in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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Saturday
19
February

Visitation

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg Location
4199 Lake Shore Rd
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Saturday
19
February

Prayer Service

6:00 pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919