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Douglas Francis Laird

Douglas Francis Laird


EAST BETHANY — Douglas Francis Laird, 59, of East Bethany passed away on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Doug was born Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1961, in Batavia, a son of the late Charles Douglas Laird and Marguerite Johnson Laird.

Doug enjoyed traveling, comic books and had a passion for music. He loved listening to the music from the 1950s and 1960s, especially The Beach Boys, The Beatles and Sam Cooke, among many others. Doug played guitar and sang with the folk group at Immaculate Conception Church in East Bethany. He was a 1980 graduate of LeRoy High School and member of the LeRoy Pasta Club.

Surviving are his children, Brian Laird of Stafford, Justin (Amanda) Laird of New Kensington, Pa., Katelyn (Michael) Brazeau of Le Roy and their mother, Jeri Laird; his “adopted children”, Kohl (Amanda) Kingsland of Henrietta and Mackenzie Leone of Le Roy; grandchildren, Elise and Julia Brazeau; his “adopted granddaughter”, Hannah Kingsland; brothers, Thomas (Kathy) Laird of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Kenneth Laird of East Bethany; his sister, Catherine (William) Plaisted of Clifton Springs; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, one great-great-nephew and cousins.

He is predeceased by his sisters, Nancy Thompson and Mary Beth LaVare; and his beloved dog, Chewy.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where his memorial service will immediately follow visitation at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in Doug’s memory, please visit

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