Leo A. Labonte, 80, of Spruce Drive in Tuftonboro and formerly of Route 41 in Madison died Aug. 20, 2012 at the Mountain View Community in Ossipee with his wife at his side.
Leo was born Aug. 25, 1931 in Lowell, Mass. son of the late Alfred G. and Marie Blanche Eva (Turgeon) Labonte.
He served his country with the United States Army 187 Airborne R.T.C. during the Korean Conflict where he was wounded and received two Purple Hearts, Occupation of Japan Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, two Bronze Stars and a Parachute Badge.
Leo worked at Western Electric and A.T.T. in North Andover, Mass. for 32 years retiring in 1990. He was a Parishioner of St. Rita's Church.
He is pre-deceased by his first wife Shirley (Monaghan) Labonte; two brothers, Raymond Labonte and Ernest Labonte; and four sisters Bertha Miller, Florence O'Shaughnessy, Lillian Woesnener and Beatrice Donohue.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen (Morrill) Labonte; two sons Brian E. Labonte. of Chelmsford, Mass., Leo C. Labonte, of Lowell, Mass.; three daughters, Donna Labonte Hartman, of Bedford, Patricia Labonte Bissonnette, of Stewartsville, N.J, and Sharon Labonte Whalen, of Metheun, Mass.; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
At Leo's request there will be no services, he will be interned at the NH Veterans Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA, 02241-7005 or the American Cancer Association, P.O. Box 7262, Hillsborough, NJ, 08844.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home of Wolfeboro and West Ossipee is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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