Grafton/Northborough – Warren B. LaBaire, 91, of Grafton, formerly of Northborough, passed away Dec. 15, 2018 after a short period of declining health. His wife of 65 years, Ann P. (Gladd) LaBaire, passed away May 19 of this year.
Warren was born and raised in Worcester, the son of the late Carl and Betty (Chervinsky) LaBaire. He graduated North High School in 1945, and went on to serve in the U.S. Army. Upon his return, Warren earned his business degree from Worcester Jr. College.
Warren worked in the insurance field throughout his career. He owned and operated LaBaire Insurance Agency in Northborough during the 1970s through the 1990s.
He proudly served multiple terms as both Selectman and Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Northborough.
In addition, Warren represented his community as Chairman for the Council of Aging and Northborough Youth Commission, and was a member of the AVCOA Board of Directors. He was involved with the State Council on Youth and served as President of the Department of Mental Health at the former Westborough State Hospital.
Warren had an appreciation for the arts, and was a member of both the Northborough Art Guild and the Grafton Art Society. He enjoyed watercolor painting, tying fishing flies and mastering the art of fly fishing. He looked forward to annual trips to Cape Cod with his family, which were always filled with laughs and relaxation. Warren loved reading and spending time outdoors, taking nature walks and bird watching.
Warren is survived by his children, Paul LaBaire and his wife Beth of Worcester, David LaBaire and his wife Doreen of Dennis, Patricia LaBaire of Kingston, Warren LaBaire Jr. of Maine, and Nancy Pollack and her husband Peter of Shrewsbury, as well as nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by a son, John LaBaire, and a sister, Carol Jamron.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, Dec. 20, from 5-7 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. His funeral will take place Friday, Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home. Warren will be laid to rest beside Ann in Howard Street Cemetery in Northborough.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.