Raymond L. LaBonte, 73

Oct 10, 2017

Raymond L. LaBonte, died peacefully on October 5, 2017 at his home in Dartmouth, MA. He was 73.

Ray was a lifelong resident of the Massachusetts South Coast. He was born in New Bedford, MA on April 16th, 1944. The youngest of four boys, he grew up working on a farm in Fairhaven, MA and spent the last 30 years as a resident of South Dartmouth, MA.

Ray went to the New Bedford Vocational High School with a focus on Carpentry. Upon graduating in 1963 he began a life-long career in the building trade. He became a custom home builder and was recognized as one of the finest master craftsman in the area.

Ray was married to his beloved wife, Pam LaBonte on May 15th, 1965; they were married for 52 years and she survives. He is also survived by loving daughters Jeanine LaBonte (Cort) of Weston, MA and Brigitte Labonte (Petrocelli) of Milton, MA; two sons-in law, Jack Cort and Nick Petrocelli; and three grandchildren, Matthew and Cameron Cort and Blake Petrocelli. He will be remembered for his smile and gentle and loving soul.

Visitation will be held at the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA on Friday, October 13, 4-7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 738 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth, MA. A reception after the service will be held at the New Bedford Yacht Club at 208 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be sent to Alderbrook Farm, 1213 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA 02748.

For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com