Rita M. LaBonte
1937 – 2010
Putnam – Rita M. LaBonte, 73 of Sabin St. died Saturday October 30, 2010 in Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Henry W. “Hank” LaBonte, Sr. Born in Flint, MI. She was the daughter of the late Remus and Elisabeth (Langer) Rein.
Mrs. LaBonte was an administrative assistant for Day Kimball Hospital. She was a graduate of Texas Lutheran College that was founded by her grandfather and a member of Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church where she sang in the church choir. She enjoyed listening to music, sewing, painting, and restoring antique furniture.
She is survived by two sons, David LaBonte and Donald LaBonte both of Brewster, MA; two daughters, LuAnn Norris of Lakeview, IA and Elizabeth Trudeau of Wiscasset, ME; a brother, Victor Rein of Tigard, OR; a sister, Lyn Boetcher of Graham, WA, twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Henry LaBonte, Jr. who died in 1992.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rita’s family from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, on Tuesday November 2, 2010, in Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 54 Cedar Swamp Rd, Smithfield, RI with a Funeral Service at 10:30 am in the church. Private burial will be held in South Cemetery in Pomfret. Gilman Funeral Home has been entrusted with her arrangements. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. For memorial guestbook, please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.