Robert D. Labonte, 76, of Raynham, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Oak Hill Healthcare, in Middleboro. He was the husband of fifty-three years to Edna (Carpenter) Labonte.
Robert was born in Central Falls, the son of the late Maxime and Rita (Girard) Labonte. He graduated from Taunton High School and then served his country with the Untied States Air Force. Mr. Labonte then earned his associates degree in business management from Johnson and Wales University. Bob worked at Swank as a traffic manager for forty-five years retiring in 2008. Mr. Labonte was a member of the West Congregational Church and also sang in the choir. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed coaching youth sports when his children were growing up. Bob also cherished watching all his grandchildren pay sports.
Survivors besides his wife are a daughter: Darci Reed and her husband Tom of Raynham; a son: Jonathan Labonte and his wife Lynne of Raynham; three grandchildren: Allison, Nathan and Sara; three sisters: Yvonne Labonte of Taunton; Diane Macedo of Middletown, RI; and Irene Simon of Cranston; along with several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service with Military Honors for Mr. Labonte will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 10am, in Cedar Knoll Cemetery, 175 Staples Street, East Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Arrangements entrusted to Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, Taunton.
Memorial donations in his memory can be made to the West Congregational Church, 415 Winthrop Street, Taunton, MA 02780.
OCT 25. 10:00 AM (EDT)
Cedar Knoll Cemetery
175 Staples St
East Taunton, MA, 02718
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