Clem W. LaBine, Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Clem W. LaBine, Jr., 64, died May 21, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket surrounded by family. He was the husband of Pauline (Peloquin) LaBine whom he married April 12, 1969.
Born in Newport News, VA, he was the son of the late Clem W. Sr. and the late L. Barbara (Degnan) LaBine.
Mr. LaBine was a decorated U.S. Marine Corps Veteran serving in Vietnam in the 1St Division 1St Marines, receiving a Purple Heart for his service. He was an avid skier since youth. He continued to ski even as an amputee and was an inspiration to many. Spending time with his granddaughters, also gave him great joy.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Natalie Bendele of Westminster, CO, three sisters, Gail Ponanski of N. Smithfield, Barbara Grubbs of Reno, NV and Kim Archambault of Smithfield, two granddaughters, Alyssa and Mikayla Bendele, and several nieces and a nephew.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held, Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10 AM in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will be private. Calling hours are Friday from 4-7 PM at Curtis J. Holt's Sons Funeral Home, 510 S. Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Wounded Warriors Project, Attn: Advanced Guard, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.