I just learned of the passing of Joe Labbe (Chatot Road). I got in touch with one of his sons, Craig, and had a very nice chat with him. He sent me this notice that will be published in Connecticut, where Joe lived. Joe had lots of friends here, as well. He preferred living in his little house in the woods here in Vermont to being in the city. His last years were difficult, and finally his house burned down and he ended up in a nursing home. But he had enjoyed his solitary lifestyle for quite a number of years here at Joe's Pond. This is the notice his family sent out:
In Loving Memory of Joseph “Joe” Labbie
Joseph Labbie, 86, of West Danville, Vermont, and a former resident of Bristol,Ct died at Maple Lane Nursing Home this past April 21, 2017. He is survived by his sister, Pauline Caron; his sons, Brian and Craig; his daughter, Paula, his granddaughter, Briyanna; his grandsons, Jakob, Justin and Christian. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lynn Labbie. Joe worked his entire life at General Electric where he later retired and moved to Vermont. He enjoyed his humble home across from the lake, with all its labors he also enjoyed going to the local restaurants with friends. Private burial services. Thank you to all who showed your love, care and hospitality to Joe through the years. He will be missed.
The Family of Joe Labbe