Anita M Labonte, 80
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BIDDEFORD - Anita M Labonte, 80, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, of Biddeford, passed away on Tuesday, March 14 2017, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, following a courageous battle with cancer and Alzheimer's disease. She was born on April 11, 1936 in Rockwood, oldest daughter of Arthur and Annette Ouellette and was educated in Biddeford and Saco schools after moving from Fort Kent.
On May 30, 1955, she married Paul Henry Labonte at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Saco.
Anita owned and operated the Sleepy Hollow Motel in Biddeford for 30 years, with her husband Paul.
She enjoyed spending Saturday afternoons with her sisters, playing card games, and cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at family gatherings and attending their sporting events. She was also very fond of time spent with friends, where they wintered at Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Diana Paquette, brother, Paul Ouellette; and husband Paul.
Surviving are her three sons, Michael Labonte of Old Orchard Beach, and his children Lauren and Jake; David Labonte of Biddeford, and his children, Roxy, Garrett, and Brennen; Daniel Labonte and his wife Jane of Bensalem, Pa. and their son Samuel; and one daughter, Karen Stebbins and her husband Timothy of Biddeford and their sons Brady and Noah; as well as five great-grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Betty Morse and her husband Frank of Saco and Dorothy Twombly, of Hollis, and brother Ray Ouellette and his wife Molly, of Saco, and brother-in-law Roland Labonte and wife Marilyn of Jupiter FL, as well as many nieces and nephews and dear friends.
A graveside service will be held on May 20, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit HopeMemorial.com.
In lieu of flowers,
please feel free to donate to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route 1 #1
Scarborough ME 04074 or:
Maine Cancer Foundation
170 US Route 1, Suite 250
Falmouth ME, 04105 or:
383 US Route One #2C
Scarborough, ME 04074
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm St
Biddeford, ME 04005
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 19, 2017