1924 – 2011
Putnam – Doris L. (Larose) LaBonte, 86, of Thurber Road, died Saturday, June 25, 2011 in Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond LaBonte. Born in North Grosvenordale, she was the daughter of the late Adelard and Emma (Dutremble) Larose.
Mrs. LaBonte worked as a machinist for Cluette Peabody, Belding Hemminway, and Crabtree & Evelyn. She cherished her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed reading her Danielle Steel novels and doing her Search A Word. She liked EWTN with the Masses and Divine Mercy in the afternoon. She loved to read and play with her great grandchildren. They truly were her sunshine.
Doris is survived by her son, Gerald LaBonte and his wife Diane of Richmond, VA; her daughter, Constance Olmstead and her husband Paul of Putnam; her sister, Theresa Lajoie of North Grosvenordale; her grandchildren, Mary, Melissa, Lisa, Matthew, and Lauren; and her great grandchildren, Olivia and Jordan.
She was predeceased by her sister, Beatrice Larose; and her grandchildren, Christy and Raymond Olmstead.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Doris’s family from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Thursday, June 30, 2011 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.