1915 – 2014

AUBURN — Adrian Labbe, 99, of Livermore, died Wednesday, July 30, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

Born in Wallagrass on April 19, 1915, he was the son of Flavie Lauze and August Labbe. He grew up in Wallagrass, being the sixth of 12 siblings. The family moved to Lewiston when he was 16.

During World War II, he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps as a truck driver. He spent most of his life as a truck driver. He was extremely capable mechanically and was awarded many recognitions for his mechanical inventions while employed at Bates Mill for 25 years.

In 1938, he met and married Cecile Tremblay. The couple settled in Lewiston and raised two sons.

He is survived by his two sons, Maurice and wife, Dorine Labbe, of Bailey Island and Paul and his wife, Dorothy Labbe, of Livermore, whom Adrian lived with for the past 12 years. He was blessed with six grandchildren, John Labbe of Cumberland, Ann Marie and her husband, James McLaughlin, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., Michael and his wife, Shannon Labbe, of Brunswick, Fred and his wife, Pat Labbe, of South Paris, and Maureen Labbe of Livermore Falls; nine great-grandchildren, Jema Wheatley, Jake, Ellie, and Caroline McLaughlin, Jack and Audrey Labbe, and Tommy and Lauren Labbe, and Megen Poulin; and several nieces and nephews.

Adrian was predeceased by his wife, Cecile, in 1996, and his grandson, Jamie Labbe, in 1992.

His life reflects the best of all those who came to this area with high principles and values, to work hard to attain the American dream. He will be missed by all.

Donations, condolences, and a video tribute may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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