WARWICK: Robert Anthony Labonte Jr, age 42, passed November 17, 2010. Born in Pawtucket, RI on April 5, 1968. He was the son of Ann-Marie LePage and Robert A. Labonte. He attended school on the west coast and later in Augusta, Georgia. Robert and his family later returned to Rhode Island. He had a love and natural gift for music at an early age and performed with several bands in New England Clubs and charitable organizations. Prior to his illness, he was employed as a machinist for Standard Mill and Mark Precision Co. Robert was challenged by many medical hardships before passing.
He leaves his saddened mother and grandmother, Rose Babigian both of Warwick. He had become a great brother to Alexander Gold. Bob was the grandson of the late Joseph Aurelio, Bob Babigian, Oscar and Mary Labonte. He was the nephew of Jacqueline Aurelio and the late Fred Aurelio, cousin to Michael Aurelio, Monique Aurelio and their beautiful children. He will be remembered by family for his sensitive caring personality and spiritual strength. His friends will remember him for his admired music and gift for song writing and composition.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, November 20, 2010 from noon until 2 pm followed by a prayer service at 2 pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln, RI. In lieu of flowers please do something special for someone in need.