Russell G. Labbe

  • Born: January 29, 1952
  • Died: November 14, 2019
  • Location: Milford, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Russell G. Labbe, 67, of Milford, died November 14, 2019 at Elliot Hospital in Manchester of complications from a recent stroke.

He was born in Manchester on January 29, 1952 to Maurice and Pauline (Peat) Labbe. He was a member of the last graduating class at the former Peterborough High School in 1970 then enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard where he served until 1976. While in the Coast Guard he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York City. He also earned an associate's degree from Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA and did further studies at Hesser College in Manchester and Boston State College.

Russell was the marketing and sales manager of Northeast Insta-Blend in Milford for many years. He had also owned and operated Seven Seas Ship Model Company in Norwood, MA and was purchasing agent and director of the Ship Model Division of James Bliss Marine and Company in Dedham, MA.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 88 in Loudon, the Coast Guard Memorial Committee at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen and was president of the Milford Taxpayers Association.

Russell enjoyed bicycling and had cycled across the U.S. as part of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trek for the American Lung Association in 1989. He also enjoyed tournament fishing, boating, ship model restoration and had panned for gold in Montana and spent time in the Yukon.

Life was always an adventure to Russell and he was a master at focusing upon the priorities and the importance they play.

He was predeceased by his father.

The family includes his wife of 31 years, Jane L (Martineau) Labbe of Milford; a son, Russell G. Labbe Jr of Harwich, MA; two grandsons, Russell G. Labbe III and Kristofer Labbe; his mother of Manchester, two siblings, Francis M. Labbe, Secular Franciscan of Manchester and Lynnanne L'Abbee and husband, Curt Martin of Shelbyville, KY; a niece, Heather A. L'Abbee and husband, Rob Snow of Manchester; a grandniece, Leah Spaulding: and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A cemetery committal service was held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.

Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of NH, 545 Rte. 101, Bedford, NH 03110.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester assisted the family with arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Jane,Carol & I are glad we saw you & Russ, in 2016 for a few day's. I will alway's treasure my past calls with Russ how we talked about our ride across this great nation. We had ablast. Call me whenever you need to talk ,o'kay.We will only have fond memories of a great ya Wi cheesehead Two River's wi

Posted by Joe Siebold - Two River's, WI - Friend   November 26, 2019

Jane we are so sorry for your loss. You have been in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Claudette and Ken Edwards

Posted by Claudette Edwards - Friend   November 24, 2019

Jane I am so sorry for your loss! I didn't know Russ but through you I got to see what a great person he was and a great couple you were! May all your wonderful memories be a constant reminder of your love and life together . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Terry Giroux - BERLIN, NH - Friend   November 20, 2019

Today we lay to rest a beautiful soul and man.
My uncle Russ who was a kind, loving, deep, educated, amazing man and so much more there are No words to really describe how just wonderful he was to me and so many
I can't even begin to grasp you being gone.
I feal like the other half of me is gone.
Thank you for everything you did for me and our country.

Posted by Heather Labbee - NH - Family   November 19, 2019

Jane, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to you!

Posted by Jeanne Nadeau - Milan, NH - Classmate   November 19, 2019

Dear Jane,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Russ appears to have had a full life that ended too soon. You and your family are in our prayers. If you ever feel like talking, call any time. Steve & Lucille

Posted by Lucille Michaud - Gorham, NH - Friend   November 18, 2019

Oh Jane. He always had the smile,fun and joy about him. Hugs from afar with a heavy heart.❤ I am at the ARLNH and will let you know of donations on our behalf. Hugs and love. RIP ago Russ my friend!

Posted by Kathy Eneguess - Jaffrey, NH - Classmate   November 18, 2019

From a Terrapin Tour Friend, I am sending my sympathy to you and your family. This news makes me very sad. Russ looked like a very happy man. Jane, please keep the memories of him in your heart and he will always be with you.

Posted by Diantha Moulton - Alton, NH - Friend   November 18, 2019

Jane, there are no words to say. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers are sent your way.

Posted by Claire Girouard (Poulin) - Albany Township, ME - Classmate   November 18, 2019

My heart felt sympathy to Jane and her family. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories of Russ.

Posted by Christine Marchand - Manchester, NH - Friend   November 18, 2019


Jane I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your love one. May the memories you made together bring you comfort. My sympathies to you and family. Big hugs

Posted by Maggie Vachon - Gorham, NH   November 18, 2019

So sorry for the loss of your dear husband.....please accept my condolences and prayers.

Posted by Anne-Marie Favreau - Merrimack, NH - Friend   November 17, 2019

So sorry Jane. Russ was always so nice

Posted by Donna Robinso - Milford   November 17, 2019

Jane and Family,
So sorry for your loss

Posted by Susan Roberge - Berlin, NH - Friend   November 17, 2019

O'vey my friend....may fair winds be at your back and the sun in your eyes as you continue on your journey with our Heavenly Father until we all shall meet again.....Semper Paradas Rusty ......Gary Gahan

Posted by Gary Gahan - Goffstown, NH - Friend   November 16, 2019

Oh Jane, so sorry to hear about Russ's passing. You were such a great couple and have created a lifetime of memories. I hope these memories will bring you comfort during this time and always. Thoughts & prayers to you and your family. J.O.

Posted by Jeannette Healy - Raymond, NH - Friend   November 14, 2019

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