Jeffrey LaBarge

Jeffrey LaBarge, 49, of Plainville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Feb., 8, 2013.

Jeff was born in New Britain on Feb. 21, 1963, the son of Betty (Miller) LaBarge, of Plainville and the late John LaBarge. Raised in New Britain, he attended local schools, and went on to work as a CNC machinist. He was a dedicated employee at Royal Machine and Tool Corp in Berlin, where he has worked for more than 15 years, leaving many friends and co-workers. Best known for his hard work, he was also a passionate cat lover and Giants fan, who enjoyed his weekend visits with his family, and will be dearly missed.

In addition to his mother, Betty, he leaves his sisters, Renee LaBarge, of Plainville and Michele Dozier, of Southington; his brothers, John LaBarge and his wife, Courtney, of Cobleskill, N.Y. and Michael LaBarge, of Cheshire; his brother-in-law, John Pisiakowski, of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Debra Pisiakowski, Jeff's three feline companions, Cooney, Fluffy, and Rusty, who were his pride and joy, passed away alongside him on Friday.

Family and friends gathered in celebration of Jeff's life on Feb. 14, at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville. In lieu of flowers, Jeff's love for animals may be remembered with contributions to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.bailey-funeralhome.com.

Published in Plainville Citizen from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2013