Aime J. LaBonte, Jr.October 29, 1935 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 82)
Brookfield / Sturbridge - Aime J. LaBonte, Jr., 82, of Brookfield died on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Ruth E. (Boucher) LaBonte of Brookfield; three sons, Mark W. LaBonte and his wife Denise of Woodstock, Connecticut, Kevin A. LaBonte and his wife Pamela of Sanford, Florida, and Lawrence J. LaBonte and his wife Ann of Brimfield; two daughters, Nancy Frank and her partner Andrew Caswell of West Brookfield and Lisa A. Savage and her partner Kevin Brunell of Wales; three sisters, Rose Perry, Jeannette Love and Linda Erickson; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Cindy Vacha in 1998 who left behind her husband Lubos Vacha of Sweden, as well as his brothers Raymond LaBonte, William Bernard, Lawrence Bernard, and Clark Latour. Aime was born in Spencer, son of the late Aime J. LaBonte and Beatrice (Bertrand) LaBonte. His father died when he was only 2 years old. Beatrice later married Charles Latour who loved him as his own. Aime and Ruth lived in Sturbridge for 40 years prior to moving to Brookfield last year.
Mr. Labonte was an Electrician with the former Massachusetts Electric Company for over 40 years, before retiring in 2007. He also worked as a professional photographer for the former Marvin F. Richmond Photograpy Studio in Worcester.
Aime always kept busy with work, family, and hobbies. He was a former member of the Greendale Men’s Choir in Worcester, and was also an avid billiards player. Not only did he do photography professionally, but it was a passion of his as a hobby too. He almost always had a camera, and “tilt you head” was a common saying at family gatherings. He enjoyed learning, and often took courses or classes in subject areas he found of interest.
While Aime loved his children, he really loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He went out of his way to visit and have quality time with all family members.
A Funeral Mass for Aime will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:00AM in St. Mary’s Church in Brookfield. Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Varnum Funeral Home, 43 East Main St., West Brookfield. Burial will be in Brookfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Center of Hope Foundation, P.O. Box 66, Southbridge, MA 01550.
Center of Hope Foundation
P.O. Box 66, Southbridge MA 01550