Joseph Buff

Obituary of Joseph F. Buff

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JOSEPH F. BUFF LATHAM-Joseph F. Buff, 88 of Latham, beloved husband of the late Dorothy Van Sleet Buff, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 27, 2022. Born in Winona, Minnesota on June 7th 1933, he was the son of the late Dr. Joseph A. and Frances (Storms) Buff. He earned his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree from Siena College in Loudonville. Joseph married the former Dorothy Van Sleet on June 12th 1954, cherishing 55 years of marriage before her passing on October 1, 2009. Joseph was a Science Teacher at East Nassau Central School, Watervliet High School, and Shaker Junior High School, teaching for a total of 33 years before retiring in 1988. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham, and in his free time enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. Survivors include his four loving children, Kathy Buff, Joseph D. (Kathleen) Buff, Dr. Christopher (Dr. Cheryl) Buff and Marlene Buff. He was the brother of Louis (Kathleen) Buff, Bernard (Roberta) Buff, Mary (Paul) Mantica, Martin (Suzanne)Buff, Robert (Noreen) Buff, Michael Buff, Susan (William) Ciejka, Barbara Burns and Paul Buff. He was the cherished grandfather of Kaitlyn, Kelly, Sarah (Mark) Libertucci, Rachel (Charlie) and Daniel (Nicole), his great-grandchildren Lincoln and Cecelia Libertucci. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Beverly Buff, many nieces, nephews and his cherished friend and companion Linda Green. Joe was predeceased by his brothers Frank and Jerome and sisters-in-law Joyce and Rosemary. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. The family requests that mask are worn while in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday May 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham with Rev. Geoffrey Burke officiating. Interment will take place next to his wife in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Joseph's memory to Our Lady of the Assumption, Church 498 Watervliet-Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110 or the Saratoga Hospital Foundation 211 Church St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. John Pezzulo with whom Joe had a very special 30 year relationship. For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit www.dufresneandcavanaugh.com.
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Sunday
1
May

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States
Monday
2
May

Mass

10:00 am
Monday, May 2, 2022
Our Lady of the Assumption Church
498 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Latham, New York, United States
Monday
2
May

Final Resting Place

11:30 am
Monday, May 2, 2022
St. Agnes Cemetery
48 Cemetery Avenue
Menands, New York, United States
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