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Geraldine (Newell) LaBonte, 88, of Gardner, passed away peacefully Friday, September 3, 2021, in UMass Memorial Medical Center—Memorial Campus, Worcester.
Born in Simon, Oklahoma, on August 1, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Audie and Elnora (Jones) Newell. Geraldine was employed at Pine Mill in Gardner, Ray’s Plastic in Winchendon, and the Gardner State Hospital in the Dietary Department until her retirement.
During her retirement, Geraldine enjoyed cooking, making crafts, yard sales, going to Rietta Ranch, and reading. She was a very loving, devoted mother who always put her children first. Anyone that knew her knew how much of a wonderful caring person she was. Geraldine will be deeply missed by her family and her friends.
Geraldine is survived by her husband, Normand LaBonte, whom they had just celebrated 71-years of marriage on September 2; two sons, Ronald LaBonte and his wife Michelle, and Rodney LaBonte, both of Gardner; two daughters, Darlene Bernier and Kathleen Maynard, both of Athol; six grandchildren, Kim West and her husband Brett of Florida, Jason Garner and his wife Karey of Gardner, Craig LaBonte of Gardner, Jeffrey Hullette of North Carolina, Robert Howlett of Gardner and Anthony LaBonte of Georgia; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by a son, Richard LaBonte, who died in April 2000; two brothers, A.J. and Melvin Newell; and two sisters, Imogene Fields, and Christine Supianoski.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 13, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. in Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.
A Calling Hours will be held Monday, September 13, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Salmon VNA and Hospice, 37 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757. Please reference in memory of Geraldine LaBonte.
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Kathleen Maynard Sep 19 2021 3:05 PM
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Mom thank you for making me the person I am today. You were my friend and most of all my wonderful mother. You were always their for me whenever I needed to talk and a shoulder to lean on. I loved the adventures we had together. I'll miss our weekly visi Sep 19 2021 3:02 PM
Aunt Gerri, so sorry you will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
gayle wislocki Sep 13 2021 11:24 AM
Sorry to hear the news.... It was an Honor to know you for the past thirty some odd years... We had some good times setting up down the Flea market not far from your table for 12 years also... You will be Missed.... A'HO Sister...
Ben & Carol Martino Sep 8 2021 9:40 PM
You will be missed. Say hi to my mom and dad and Gramma for me❤
Brandy Wood Sep 8 2021 7:54 AM
So sorry to hear about Aunt Gerry. She was a kind soul. May she rest in peace and I hope all of you find peace as well. Sending hugs.
Valerie Kelley Sep 8 2021 5:50 AM
Always and forever in my heart! RIP Grandma! I love you with all my heart!
Brett and Kim West Sep 7 2021 9:24 PM
Aunt Gerri, you were a wonderful woman.. A soft voice, big heart ..You always made us feel special..Wish we had taken the time to see you more in the last few years...Fly high in Heaven..Love you always, Cherie, Bruce and Brucie <3 <3 <3
The Garvicks Sep 7 2021 9:05 PM