Samuel LaBonte

June 9, 1938 - March 2, 2015
Traverse City, MI



Monday, March 9, 2015
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
St. Francis Catholic Church


Monday, March 9, 2015
11:00 AM EDT
St. Francis Catholic Church


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

To his wife, Nancy LaBonte


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Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Life Story / Obituary


Samuel John LaBonte, 76, of Traverse City, died Monday, March 2, 2015. He was born in Northport the son of Emory C. and Celia “Sally” Elizabeth (Belanger) LaBonte.

Samuel was a carpenter and equipment operator. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting. He possessed a remarkable spirit and unparalleled generosity.

Samuel is survived by his wife, Nancy (Fleis) LaBonte; children, John (Wendy) LaBonte, Jesse (Jeannie) LaBonte and Tammy (Richard) Wood; grandchildren, Kayla, Kaycee, Mitchell, Cody and his wife, Hayley, and Dakota; great-granddaughters, Wraith and Loralia; siblings, Rena LaBonte, Dave LaBonte, Lucille Dunklow Burkhardt, Katherine Darga, Ann LaBonte, Martha Neddow, Jacob LaBonte, Mary Jo Darga, Caroline Durocher and Joseph LaBonte.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Traverse City. The family will greet friends starting at 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to his wife, Nancy LaBonte.

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The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.