1922 – 2016
Putnam – Eugene LaBonte, Sr. 94, of Kennedy Dr., died Thursday, December 1, 2016 in his home. He was the loving husband of Nellie (Zaklukiewicz) LaBonte. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Ovila and Bella (Benoit) LaBonte.
Mr. LaBonte was a United States Navy veteran during WWII. He worked as a machinist and tool & die maker for Belding’s Corticelli. He enjoyed reading, traveling and going to the beach.
In addition to his wife, Eugene is survived by his sons, Eugene E. LaBonte, Jr. of Rochester, MA, and Daniel LaBonte and his wife Michelle of Lee County, FL; his grandchildren, Brandon, Sarah, Garrett, Maura, and Joshua; and his great grandchildren, Emma, Alexander, and Maxwell.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.