Francois Joseph Labonte, 1920 - 2014

Labonte Obit Photo

Francois Joseph Labonte, 94, of 4 Bradford Street, Lewiston, died Friday, October 24, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Born in on August 28, 1920, he was the son of Arthur and Henriette Forgues Labonte. He served in the U.S. Navy as a 2nd class seaman. On October 19, 1940, he married his soulmate, Gertrude Cote. He worked at Northern Utilities Gas Company for over 30 years, retiring in 1980. He spent 25 years enjoying wintering in St. Petersburg, Florida. He enjoyed family, playing cards and was a lifelong Red Sox fan. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 69 years, Gertrude, daughter Jeannette Letourneau, brothers Wilfred and Father Youville and his sister Yolande Deschenes. Survivors include his daughter, Pauline Bureau and her husband Ronald of Lewiston, brother Richard of Auburn, sister-in-law Lena Labonte of Lewiston, four Grandchildren; Gail Miller of Wales, Tony Letourneau and his wife Katie of Hebron, Karen Plourde and her husband Michael of Turner, and Lisa Bureau of Lewiston, five great-grandchildren; Kyle Miller, Kasey Miller, Megan Plourde, Derek Plourde and Cameron Letourneau, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Notice

LABONTE, Francois, 94, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on October 24, 2014. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, from 9 - 10 AM, followed by a service at 10 AM. Interment will be at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. 

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