Albert Labrecque

SCARBOROUGH — Albert Labrecque, 89, of Scarborough, died on Dec. 6, 2010, at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. His health had been declining over the past several years. He lived at his home in Scarborough from 1949 until two weeks before his passing.

Albert was born in Westbrook on Sept. 23, 1921, the son of Emery and Alberta (Guimond) Labrecque. He attended various French and English schools and Central Maine Technical College in 1979 for machine tool.

Albert worked for his father farming and working horses. He worked at the Thomas Laughlin Co., at S.D. Warren and then Saunders Brothers, where he was employed for 40 years before retiring. He also worked part-time as a home builder for Warren Haddock of Windham. He was always a very hard worker; he dug four cellar foundations by hand and laid the blocks.

He was in the 463rd base headquarters, air base squadron, 851st Sig. Corps, U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. He was a member of the American Legion at Westbrook Memorial, Post 197, as well as the Westbrook Eagles and North Scarborough Grange. He attended St. Hyacinth Church in Westbrook and St. Anne’s Church in Gorham, where he and his wife made payments to help build the church.
Albert liked dancing, gardening, playing ball, playing guitar, riding bikes, scooters and motorcycles, being in the woods, singing, skating, and swimming. He worked on and rebuilt car motors along with building four tractors by hand. He liked running his belt-driven lathe. He enjoyed his family and was always teaching and playing with his grandkids.

Besides his parents, Albert was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Bessie (Betty) May Jones Labrecque; his son, Albert Jr.; brothers, Romeo and Roland; sisters, Irene Mucci, Anita Harkins and Gloria Charette.

Surviving are his son, Everett J. Labrecque of Sebago; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Phillip Labrecque of Gorham and Roger Labrecque of Great Barrington, Mass.; sisters, Jeanette Hendryx of Mt. Auburn, Iowa and Dolores Bailey of Westbrook; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland. Arrangements are by Blais & Hay Funeral Home, Westbrook.

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