Emilienne LaBonte, 84

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BRUNSWICK — Emilienne LaBonte, 84, died May 7 at Mid Coast Hospital.

Born in Versailles, France, Nov. 19, 1926, the daughter of Emile Desire Perdriat and Madeleine Louise Duval.

On Sept. 11, 1954, she married Phillippe J. LaBonte in Versailles, France, while he was serving in the U.S. Army.

In 1955 she moved to Brunswick, and worked for Auerback Shoe, Miller Shoe, and later on, Eastland Shoe, until her retirement in 1988.

She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, and a member of Unit 202 American Legion Auxiliary of Topsham.

She was predeceased by her husband Phillippe in 2008.

Surviving are three children, Claire Brooks of Saxapahaw, N.C., John LaBonte of Brunswick, and Peter LaBonte of Bowdoinham; five grandchildren; and a sister, Louisette Sages of Duravel, France.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 13, at St. John’s Cemetery in Brunswick.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic School, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011.

Arrangements are by Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing St., Brunswick.

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