Dennis Budaj

Dennis J. Budaj

Thursday, October 9th, 1947 - Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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Dennis J. Budaj, 73, of Cadyville, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 9, 1947, the son of Stanlaus and Christina (Bochenek) Budaj.
Dennis was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force having served eight years during the Vietnam Era. He later graduated as a Doctor in Chiropractic from Life University in 1985. Dennis enjoyed classic cars, anything electronic, as well as science fiction and horror movies and war documentaries. He was a lover of animals and creepy crawlers. His family would describe him as a great man, hero, and “Mighty Spider Slayer.” He was described as very humble as he wanted to always put others’ needs especially his family, before his own. Although a smile from him was rare, he could always light up any room with his humor and sarcasm. Dennis was a loving husband, amazing father, and friend.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Ronald.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years Wanda Merrifield, his children Monica Budaj-Busque, Dr. Allison Budaj, Lauren (Brian) Ermlich, Jill (David) Souliere, Lynne Everson, Edward (Stephanie) Howes, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his sister-in-law Lynn (John Olson) Frenia, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, October 14, at 1:00 p.m. at St. James’ Church, in Cadyville, New York. Burial will be in coming Spring in the Florida National Cemetery.
Donations can be made in memory of Dennis to Hospice of the North Country or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, New York. Online Condolence may be offered at
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    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 1:00pm
    St. James Church
    CADYVILLE, NY 12918
    Rev. Scott Seymour


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Ricky Nolan

Posted at 12:13pm
Dear Wanda and Family:
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

Sister Helen Hermann, SSJ

Posted at 07:13pm
On behalf of the Seton Catholic family of faith, I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Dennis' family and friends. May he rest in peace and may the angels lead him to his heavenly home. We are grateful to him for serving our country.

Cathy Fogel

Posted at 09:38am
We will miss Dennis and his sense of humor. He was very talented with weaving palms into a unique cross or flower on Palm Sunday. It was interesting to watch him during the sermon. May he Rest In Peace. Love you Wanda. 😘 Cathy & Rick

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