Robert M. Labbe, 76

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BRUNSWICK — Robert M. Labbe, 76, of Baribeau Drive, died suddenly Aug. 3 at Mid Coast Hospital.

He was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Topsham, the son of Adelard and Ruth Vigeant Labbe. He attended local schools, and later obtained a GED after returning from two years of service in the U.S. Army.

From 1965-1973, he worked for Jay Brush, loading trucks for shipping. For over 27 years, until his retirement in 2001, Labbe was employed by Bowdoin College. His work included five years on the college’s security staff and then 22 years  years as part of the grounds department. He was well known as the Zamboni operator at Bowdoin’s ice rink.

Labbe enjoyed watching hockey, and was also an avid football fan. He loved to dance, and he traveled extensively throughout the United States. He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus Sekenger Council No. 1947 in Brunswick.

He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur J. Labbe, in 2000.

Surviving are several cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Aug. 10 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, in Brunswick, followed by burial in St. John’s Cemetery.

Donations in Labbe’s memory may be made to St. John’s Catholic School, 73 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011.