Vito J. Labrecque Sr.

July 7, 1936November 27, 2013

Norwich- Vito J. Labrecque Sr., age 77, passed away on November 27, 2013 at New London Rehab and Care Center in Waterford, CT. He was born on July 7, 1936 in Taftville, CT to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Leduc) Labrecque. He married his wife Ruth M. (Talbot) Labrecque on July 4, 1957 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Norwich. Vito retired after 35 years with the State of Connecticut - Norwich Hospital as Assistant Laundry Manager. Vito was a member of the United States Marine Corps and remained a devoted Marine his entire life. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 104 in Taftville, CT, the Sprague Rod and Gun Club, a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #950 of Bozrah for 45 years, and a 35 year Ritual Team Member for the Loyal Order of the Moose. In 2010 he received the highest order of Pilgrim Degree of Merit at Mooseheart, Illinois. He was a life member of the Korean War Veteran’s Association, the 3rd Marine Division, and the NRA. He enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing, traveling, and was a history buff and a “Jack of all trades.” His greatest joy in life was his family, especially his grandchildren. Besides his loving wife Ruth, he leaves behind a son William Labrecque and his wife Karen of Griswold, CT, a son Vito “Joe” Labrecque Jr. and his wife Laura of Pawcatuck, CT, and a sister-in-law Betty Hobro of Norwich, CT. He was pre-deceased by his loving sister, Rita Pora. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Kristina Wendell and her husband Brian Wendell, Nicholas Labrecque and his companion Samantha Castner, Ashley Labrecque and her companion Sean Lynch, Richard Roberts and his companion Alexis Baker and Kellie Labrecque and her companion Zachary Semmelrock. The family would like to give special thanks for the love and care that was provided by the staff of the North Wing at the New London Rehab and Care Center in Waterford. Family and friends may visit Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave, Norwich on Sunday from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at St. Patrick Cathedral in Norwich at 9:00 a.m. Friends and Family may assemble at the funeral home at 8:00 a.m. and proceed to the church. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vito’s honor to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Please visit to leave an online condolence for the Labrecque family. “Semper Fi Marine.”


  • Calling Hours Sunday, December 1, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 2, 2013
  • Burial Monday, December 2, 2013

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Bob & Darlene Stillwell

December 5, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Tammy S

December 3, 2013

Vito Jr. I went to school with you. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in the loss of your dad. You were always a very kind and accepting person. And I am sure it was your wonderful parents. God Bless your dad and family by friend.
Tammy S.

Brian Green

December 2, 2013

Our deepest condolences on Vito's passing. It was truly a pleasure to serve on the Moose Ritual Team with him and to have spent those wonderful convention trips with both of you.
Brian, Dawn, and Abby Green

December 1, 2013

It was a pleasure knowing and serving with you on the Moose Ritual Team Vito. R.I.P.

William Labrecque

December 1, 2013

Dad, your love and guidance has made me the man I am today. I will forever miss you and our time together. Thank you for always being there.

Joe Labrecque

November 30, 2013

To my Father and best friend, I will miss you and love you forever. I will always admire and look up to you. The great times we had are now treasured memories. Love you forever !

Mary Bowen

November 30, 2013

Vito will be missed by all who knew him. He was a bit of a joker and knew how to make you smile. Condolences to Ruth and his entire family (some who became very special to me along with Vito him self).

Mike & Debbie LaBrecque

November 30, 2013

When I was a child my Uncle Vito was a hero to me in his uniform. His strong personality will be greatly missed. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

November 30, 2013

Dear Ruthie
and family, Tom and I will not be able to be with you in person, in your time of sarrow but know in your hearts that we are there in spirit.Your husband had a unique spirit of mind ,dont remember the last months, remember, that time especially when he thought he was playing a joke on you. We had a lifetime of good and fond memories that will stay with us. all the old farts send their best as we do. Love you kid-do know if you need us were here for you. Tom & Bobbie

Jennifer Hebert

November 30, 2013

Such a nice guy! I remember him working the bingo hall at the American legion in tafyville amd always walk by me with the dauber and get my hand! He will be missed! Prayers to his family!