GILFORD — Alcide "Bud" H. Lefebvre, 70, of Gilford passed away at the Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury, Mass., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and true friend who will be missed dearly and remembered as the generous, funny and warm-hearted man he was.
Bud was born April 8, 1943, in Smithmill, Pa., son of the late Alcide and Anna Lefebvre.
After serving in the Air Force, he settled his family in Londonderry where they lived and operated several family-owned businesses until relocating to Gilford in 1990. He was semi-retired from Lefebvre's Tire and Auto Repair in Londonderry.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed boating, hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren and playing golf with friends. He was a member of the NRA, Belknap Sportsman Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1670 of Laconia, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Pennsylvania, the Laconia Lodge of Elks No. 876 and the Lochmere Country Club.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Janice E. Lefebvre of Gilford; his daughter and son-in-law, Missi and Dave Perkins, of Gilford; his son and daughter-in-law, Darron and Kelly Lefebvre, of Mooresville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Connor, Hannah and Cooper Perkins, all of Gilford, and Avery and Carter Lefebvre, both of Mooresville; two sisters, Judy Elwell of Ocean City, Md., and Maryann Powell of Philipsburg, Pa.; and one brother, Alan Lefebvre, of Clearfield, Utah.
Memorial calling hours will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Carriage House of Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A graveside service, with military honors, will be held Monday, March 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, for family and friends.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Crutzfeld-Jacobs Foundation (cjdfoundation.org), or the Boston Fischer House Foundation (fisherhouseboston.org).
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.