The Fortin Group


Anita C Labbe

December 20, 1928April 2, 2021

Auburn - Anita C. Labbe, 92, died peacefully, at her daughter’s house in Auburn on Friday, April 2, 2021. Anita was born in Lewiston, Maine on December 20,1928, the oldest daughter of Armand and Marianne Cote Dionne. She attended Lewiston schools and was a graduate of Lewiston High School with the class of 1947.

While attending a dance at the YWCA in Auburn, Anita met and fell in love with her future husband, Arthur Labbe. The high school sweethearts were married in 1950, enjoying 52 years of marriage until Arthur’s death in May of 2002.

For many years Anita worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses in the Lewiston-Auburn area. Anita enjoyed spending time with her family- going out to eat, attending her grand daughters’ sporting events, shopping “with the girls”, bowling on the Seniors League, traveling and going for Sunday rides. For many years Anita relished going to Cabbage Island with friends and family to enjoy a long anticipated lobster feed and the shared company of the ones she loved. A lady before her time, she was a strong advocate for “her girls” encouraging and supporting her daughters and granddaughters in all their endeavors. Anita was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, sister, Jeanne Dionne Manduca, mother-inlaw, Roselva Poirier Labbe, brother-in-law, William Manduca, nephews, Russell Manduca and Thomas Manduca.

She is survived and missed by: daughters, Pamela Ouimette (Frank) of Greene, Patricia Labbe (Patrick Coburn) of Auburn, granddaughters Emily Ivers (Cam) of Auburn, Sarah Johnson (Seth Sterling) of Auburn, Sophia Ouimette and great granddaughter, Rylie Rose Ivers. She will also be missed by grand dogs, Ellie, Marley, Lucy, Bear, Ryder, Mia, and Mika. The family is extremely grateful to the staff of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice for their compassionate in home care. A very special thank you to April Shannon, who was Anita’s home care companion for many months.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anita’s memory to: Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice 15 Strawberry Avenue Lewiston, Maine 04240


  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021


Anita C Labbe

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Marcia Baxter

April 10, 2021

Sending my sympathy and remembering how kind your mother was. I did not realize that she met your Dad at a dance at the YWCA! May your memories bring you comfort.

Diane Gatchell

April 4, 2021

Always enjoyed seeing all the pics of your mom with all of you girls. Savor the memories.

Dick and Cathy Masse

April 3, 2021

Such a kind and fun loving woman. Loved seeing her at the bowling alley, always had a smile on her face and was so kind to my Mom.

Thoughts and prayers are with the family, she was so proud of you girls.