Ruth Alida (Pecord) LaBonte

Lebanon, N.H. — Ruth Alida (Pecord) LaBonte, 87, formerly of Granby, Mass. died Monday, March 10, 2014. Born in Holyoke, Mass. on Oct. 31, 1926, daughter of the late Edward & Ruth (McCarthy) Pecord.

She was a 1944 graduate of South Hadley High School. She married Earl W. LaBonte in 1953, and spent the next 26 years as an Army wife, raising three sons & traveling to various posts throughout Europe & the United States. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, CSM Earl W. LaBonte, Retired US Army, also by her son, Robert E. LaBonte and Brother Edward Pecord. Ruth is survived by her son, Earl J. LaBonte and his wife, Betty of Clifton Forge, Va. and her son, Dan A. LaBonte and his wife, Debra of Granby, Mass.; Robert’s wife, Patricia LaBonte of Sherman, Conn.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren plus two on the way.

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