LEWISTON – Heavens gate opened for Dick on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Auburn. He was born in Lewiston on Jan. 20, 1937, to Arthur (K.O.) Labbe and Yvette Vincent. Dick married the love of his life, Therese Chabot on July 19, 1958.

This loving, unforgettable man was a strong patriarch to our family and has left a permanent mark etched within our hearts that will live on forever. This is not goodbye for us, but, until we see you again. He was an incredibly dedicated, generous, loving family man that was larger than life. Dick had a generous heart that was second to none and he was loved beyond measure. Family made his world go round. He will forever be remembered for his never ending smile, laughter and sense of humor. Though our hearts are heavy, we find peace and comfort knowing that he is in heaven watching over us and that we will reunite again.

Dick was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, IBEW local 6, Tin Knockers Union, Pastime Club, The Eagles, and 20M. He retired from Bath Iron Works in 2000 after 23 years and enjoyed traveling, cruising and spending time with his family and visiting his daughter in Alaska. He also loved dancing the jitterbug and drinking a cold beer while watching western and action movies. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Therese Chabot Labbe, his children; Ray and Elaine (Dubuc) Labbe, Lorie and Leon St. Laurent, and Jeff Labbe and late wife, Ann Fortin, grandchildren; Jacinta and Brock Poulin, Hillary and Tom Rodrigue, Alexa St. Laurent and fiance Robert Wilhelm, Raelane Labbe, Connor St. Laurent and Justin Labbe, great grandchildren; Natalie, Anabelle and Phoenix Poulin, Charlotte and Calvin Rodrigue, sister, Muriel (Marcel) Bureau, in-laws, Fern Cote, Sylvia Labbe and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Yvette Labbe; sister, Juliette Cote and brother, Marcel. Visiting hours will be on Friday January 11, from 5-7 p.m., at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 12, at 11 a.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica Chapel, 122 Ash St., Lewiston. Online condolences may be sent to www.funeralalternatives.net.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to:

St. Jude Hospital

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, TN 38105

or to Shriners Burn Center

51 Blossom Street

Boston, MA 02114