1947 – 2013
Putnam – Barbara J. (LaBonte) Heath, 66, of 113 E. Putnam Rd., died Saturday evening, June 1, 2013, in the Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of Willard W. Heath. Born in Rockville, CT, May 24, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Freeda (Janino) LaBonte.
Barb worked at Frito – Lay, Center Pizza, and most recently at Woodstock Line. She enjoyed shopping, quilting, sewing, puzzles, and most of all going to the casino with her husband.
Barbara is survived by her husband Willard Heath whom she married on November 9, 1973, in Putnam; two sons Fred Peterson and his wife Margaret of Plainfield and Travis Heath and his wife Tonya of Killingly; five grandchildren Shala, Amy, Tyler, Kyle, and Kailey; her best friends Mary Duhaime and Pat Haven. She was predeceased by a daughter Lynn Peterson, a brother Theodore LaBonte, and a sister Rita Dinsdale.
Mrs. Heath’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Day of Putnam for the kind and loving care that was shown to Barbara during her illness.
At her request funeral services are private and under the direction of the Gilman Funeral Home, Putnam. Memorial donations in Barbara’s memory are asked to be made to the American Lung Association, Suite 102B, 260 W. Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com