FRANK ALBERT LABBE
1959 – 2012
CARIBOU AND PRESQUE ISLE - Frank Albert Labbe, 53, passed away peacefully July 13, 2012 at the Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle, after a courageous battle with kidney cancer. He was born May 7, 1959 in Caribou, the son of the late Adrien and Nellie (Bolstridge) Labbe. Frank attended Caribou schools and the Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in Presque Isle where he completed the automotive mechanics program. He worked for 33 years in food services at Northern Maine Community College where he met and befriended many students, co-workers and instructors. He was a gentle man with a big heart who was willing to help everyone. Frank enjoyed candlepin bowling and fishing. One of his favorite activities was researching the genealogical files at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Caribou where he developed an extensive file of Bolstridge and Labbe ancestors. Frank is survived by a brother, Michael and his wife Annette (Day) Labbe of St. Agatha; niece, Haley (Labbe) Brown and her husband Timothy of Livermore; nephew, Christopher Labbe of Brunswick; niece, Kerry Hafford of Bangor, and several cousins. He leaves behind a dear friend and caregiver, Barbara Curry of Caribou. Frank is pre-deceased by his parents and an infant sister, Pamela Labbe. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 20 at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21 from the Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Rev. Emile Dube officiating. Following the service, a time of continued fellowship and refreshments will held at the parish center. Burial will be at the new Holy Rosary Cemetery in Caribou. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Northern Maine Community College Foundation, 33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.