North Ft. Myers, FL – Paul Arthur Labonte, 75, of North Ft. Myers, FL, formally of Thompson, died December 5, 2013. He was the loving husband of Carol (Lavallee) Labonte for twenty-six years. Born in Thompson, he was the son of the late Tellesfore and Doris (St. Marie) Labonte.
Mr. Labonte worked as a mechanic for United Parcel Service in Shrewsbury, MA.
Paul was the past chief of the East Thompson Fire Department from 1965 – 1970. Paul and his wife Carol loved camping especially in Alaska.
Paul is survived by his wife Carol Labonte of Ft. Mill, SC; his sons Lawrence Labonte and his wife Rose of Thompson and Donald Labonte and his partner Lucien Lamoureux of Inverness, FL; his daughters Ann Coman and her husband David of Thompson and Susan Fournier and her husband Thomas of Dudley, MA; a step-son Michael Lavallee and his wife Kelly of Ft. Mill, SC; a step-daughter Michelle Lavallee and her partner Cheryl Gendreau of Auburn, MA; a brother Edward Labonte of Corinna, ME: two sisters Florence Vess of Homosassa, FL and Claire Lafleur of Ft. Myers, FL;; ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife of twenty-five years Rose Marie (Blais) Labonte and a brother Albert Labonte.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations, may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Local funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., North Grosvenordale, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.