Whitinsville-Richard Laba, 66, of Providence Rd. died Mon. Sept. 10 at Milford Regional Medical Center unexpectedly. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaret C. (Cichonski) Laba and many friends. He was predeceased by 4 sisters Helen, Mildred, Genevieve, and Agnes; 4 brothers Walter, Adam, Joseph, and Thaddeus. Born in Poland on Feb. 7, 1946 he was the son of Velenty and Katarzyna (Wojtala) Laba and has lived in Whitinsville for over 40 years. He was an assistant foreman at the Worcester Gear Co. for 40 years, retiring in 2004. Richard enjoyed his cats, gardening, and building. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era as a military police officer. He was a member of the Polish Veterans in Worcester and St. Patrickâ€™s church.
His graveside funeral service will be held on Fri. Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. in St. Patrickâ€™s Cemetery, Providence Rd., Whitinsville. There are no calling hours. To leave a condolence message for the family online please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com