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Arthur G. "Buster" LaBonte

1938 - 2013 NORTH ADAMS Arthur G. "Buster" LaBonte, 74, of 5 Mundy Terrace, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at North Adams Regional Hospital.

Born in North Adams on Dec. 24, 1938, son of George and Elaine (Dean) LaBonte, he attended the former St. Joseph's School and Drury High School.

He was a decorated veteran of the Marine Corps Military Police serving as a Lance Corporal from 1957 to 1961 with the 42nd Special Infantry Company.

Buster was the owner and operator, with his wife, of the Ashland Street Mini Mart. He had also been employed by the local Price Chopper Supermarkets as a meat-cutter.

He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. He was a member of the Moose Club and the Greylock Community Club. He was an avid Boston Red Sox baseball fan. Buster took pride in meticulous maintenance of his yard. He enjoyed travel and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed golfing.

Survivors include his wife, the former Jeanne L. Duhamel, whom he married June 15, 1963 in the former Holy Family Church; four daughters, Michele Vareschi, and her husband, Lee; Denise France, and her husband, Maver of Moneta, Va.; Leslie Hyte and her husband, Anthony of Hinsdale, and Cheryl Truskowski and her husband, John of Readsboro, Vt., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Arthur "Buster" LaBonte will be Monday, April 22, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. from FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be SATURDAY, APRIL 20, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 18, 2013
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