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Joseph H. “Pete” Labbe, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, March 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Joseph H. “Pete” Labbe, Jr. who died on Monday, March 14th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a brief illness, he was 96 years old. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home at 12:15 p.m. followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

“Pete” was born & raised in Chelsea to the late Joseph & Marie A. (Beland) Labbe. He was educated in Chelsea Public Schools. After the attack on Pearl harbor in 1942, Pete enlisted in the United States Navy and wanted to defend his country during World War II. He served his country at the height of the war, and re-enlisted in the Naval Reserves for an additional 5 years. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1951 and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Asiatic – Pacific Theatre Medal -5 Stars & Good Conduct Medal. Pete married his beautiful wife the couple remained in Chelsea, where they raised their three children. Pete was a devoted husband & father and worked very hard to support his family. He worked various jobs and was mechanically inclined. He had a position as a laborer at American Biltrite for over 20 years. He later took a position at Castle Metal in Boston, as a laborer for 15 years, until he retired at the age of 70. Pete only retired because the company was relocating down on the South Shore. His talents & incredible work ethic allowed him to be an asset to the company. He was able to do the work of several men, and no one knew their craft like Pete. During his years in retirement, he enjoyed spending his time with his children and grandchildren, and in later years, his great grandchildren. He was a “puzzle enthusiast”, he enjoyed assembling all types of puzzles, the most complicated puzzles were his favorite. Pete left Chelsea, in 1998, 15 years after losing his wife Evelyn and made his home with his son Ken & daughter-in-law, Susan in Revere. Pete’s humble upbringing, his love for his country & his commitment to his family is an example of why he and so many other of his era were defined as America’s “Greatest Generation”.

He is the beloved husband of 34 years to the late Evelyn (Demers) Labbe. Loving father of Alfred J. Labbe & his wife Mary of Stoughton, Kenneth H. Labbe & his wife Susan of Revere & Theresa M. “Terri” Camley & her husband Robert of Everett. Cherished grandfather to Janeen Labbe & husband Matthew Enos of Stoughton, Jason K. Labbe & wife Rachel of Woburn, Joseph R. Camley of Everett, Janelle S. Labbe of Revere, Deanna M. Camley of Malden & Lisa Labbe of Stoughton. Adored great grandfather of Camille, Flavia, Isabella, Dorian & Brandon. Dear brother of the late Evelyn Longo, Alice Basile, Jeannette Richard, & Yvette DeStefano. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, March 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, March 17th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett


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