Putnam- Nellie M. (Zaklukiewicz) LaBonte, 93, of Kennedy Dr. died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on February 25, 2018. Nellie was born in Putnam, CT and was the daughter of the late Jon and Zofia (Ukleja) Zaklukiewicz. She was the loving wife of 73 years to her husband, the late Eugene LaBonte, Sr.
Nellie was employed as a secretary and worked for the Rectory School of Pomfret, CT. She enjoyed flower gardening, traveling and fashion, but her true joy was spending time with her beloved husband Eugene.
Nellie is survived by her two sons Eugene LaBonte, Jr. of Rochester, MA. and Daniel LaBonte and his wife Michelle of Cape Coral, FL; five grandchildren Brandon, Sarah, Garrett, Maura and Joshua; and three great grandchildren, Emma, Alexander and Maxwell.
Nellie is predeceased by her five sisters Pauline Witkowski, Cecelia Zaklukiewicz, Helen Pempek, Catherina Zaklukiewicz and Victoria St. Jean.
Relatives and friends are invited visit with Nellie’s family from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday March 1, 2018 at the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam, CT. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 9:00 am on March 2, 2018 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St. Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101. For Memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanandValade.com