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Obituary of Philip O. LaBonte
Mr. Philip O. LaBonte, 88, of Prospect passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was the husband of 59 years to Sandra (Chappell) LaBonte. Philip was born on June 17, 1931 in Kent, CT a son of the late Joseph and Anita (Pelletier) LaBonte. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force 1951-1955. After his service he started his employment for Uniroyal Footwear division where he met the love of his life, Sandra. He retired after 32 years, then was employed at Cheesebrough Ponds /Ragu in Shelton as the shipping and receiving supervisor which he retired from after 10 years. Philip was a former member of the Algonquin Archery Club, the Franco-American Club and the American Legion of Prospect. He was also a member of the Prospect Sr. Center where he enjoyed playing Bocce, making jewelry and of course playing Bingo. He loved spending time with his Grandchildren and Great grandchildren. Besides his loving wife of 59 years, he leaves his children; Philip LaBonte, Jr. of Prospect, Susan Borg of Naugatuck, Steven (Elisha) LaBonte of Phoenix, AZ and Lance LaBonte of Prospect, sister Irene Grosso, brother Raymond LaBonte both of Waterbury & sister in law Joan LaBonte of Wolcott. Grandchildren; Douglas, Philip III, Christian, Julianne, Steven Jr, Mollie, Phelanie, Lance Jr., Taryn and Helena, Great grandchildren; Hunter, Philip IV and Sydney. He was predeceased by his siblings; Marie Philibert, Jeanne Bergeron, George, Paul, Henry, Herve and John LaBonte. The Family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to Prospect Memorial Funeral Home Owners and Staff for making this difficult time a little easier. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 4 Union City Road, Prospect with, Full Military Honors to follow. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be Saturday, February 8th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. at Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect, with James R. Sander, Funeral Director. Memorial donations may be made to The Prospect Senior Center, 6 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712.
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, LLC
72 Waterbury Road
Prospect, Connecticut, United States