Alexis J. “Tex” Labbe, 78: Enjoyed coffee with friends, building wishing wells

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Alexis J. “Tex” Labbe, 78

BRUNSWICK – Alexis “Tex” Labbe, 78, of Topsham, died Dec. 29 at Mid Coast Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Brunswick on May 28, 1931, a son of Philippe and Alice Cote Labbe, and attended local schools.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

After the war, he returned to Brunswick and worked for the Brunswick Highway Department until he opened Tex’s Towing Service and Getty Station in Topsham.

In his retirement he continued to do State Inspections for the State of Maine.

When he was younger he was a volunteer firefighter with the Topsham Fire Department and a member of the Waterville American Legion Post 178.

His hobbies included woodworking and building wishing wells.

He was outgoing, and would have coffee every morning at McDonald’s and every evening at Tim Horton’s to meet up with his friends.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Two brothers, Gerard and Maurice Labbe, predeceased him.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Judith Lallier Labbe of Topsham; his two daughters, Katherine A. Wilson of Brunswick, and Lisa M. Utecht and her husband Hilmar “Bud” of Hampden; a sister, Claire Hoover of Topsham; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. 

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Condolences can be expressed to the family at


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