Philip R. Labrecque, 90

GORHAM — Philip R. Labrecque, 90, of Gorham, died on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Portland.

He was born in Westbrook on Sept. 17, 1922, the son of the late Emery and Albertha (Guimond) Labrecque. Philip attended schools in Gorham and went on to participate in the Civilian Conservation Corp. for several years before joining the U.S. Army. He was in the Army Artillery 2nd Division in Europe and was honorably discharged on Dec. 13, 1945.

Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he married Frances Libby on April 26, 1946. He went back to work at Diamond Lumber in South Portland, where he worked for 47 years retiring in 1992. He had been their top salesman for many years.

Mr. Labrecque served as a Scout leader for many years for Troop 84 in Westbrook. He was also assistant troop master in Gorham for Pack 74. He held memberships in Scarborough Grange, Post #62 American Legion in Westbrook, where he was past commander and was a former member of the Gorham Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

He shared 55 years of marriage with the late Frances (Libby) Labrecque, who died in 2001. He was also predeceased by six siblings.

He is survived by two sons, Jon S. Labrecque of Naples and Gregg R. Labrecque of Gorham; two daughters, Pamela Briggs of Gorham and Linda Snowden of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger Labrecque of Massachusetts; and two sisters, Delores Bailey of Westbrook and Jeannette Hendrix of Iowa.

Visitation and funeral services were held at Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at 10 a.m., at the Pine Grove Cemetery, South Waterboro.

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