Louis LeBelle, 92, of Burlington, beloved husband of Lois (Dlugokenski) LeBelle died Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at his home. He was born July 29, 1929 in Collinsville son of the late Edward and Bertha (Couture) LeBelle and has lived in Burlington most of his life. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1953. In 1956, Lou married the love of his life, his wife of 65 years, Lois. Mr. LeBelle was employed as a truck driver for Ryder Truck for many years prior to his retirement in 1996. He was a longtime member of the Burlington Men’s Club where he enjoyed playing cards. Lou loved his family and found such joy in his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great nieces. Lou is at peace and reunited with his daughter Donna.
Besides his loving wife, Lou is survived by a son, Douglas LeBelle and his partner Kevin Reid of Amherst, MA; his sisters, Dorothy Fioretti of Avon and Claire Dlubac of Avon; nieces and nephews, his three grandchildren, Marie, Jessica and Grace Barth, two great grandchildren Haylie and Troy and two great nieces who were grandchildren in his heart, Karlie Whitmore and Valerie Neuhausser. In addition to his beloved daughter Donna Barth, Lou was predeceased by his sisters, Jeannette Crimm Valley, Mary Blanchette and Joan Blanchette and his brother, Adrian LeBelle. The family would like to thank Bristol Home Care & Hospice and CT Community Home Care Program. Without their assistance, we wouldn’t have been able to fulfill Lou’s wish to remain in his home. A special thank you to his devoted caregiver, Julienne Eyong Ayuk.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 15th at St. Patrick’s Church, 50 Church Street in Collinsville. Burial with military honors will follow in Burlington Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Burlington Men’s Club Scholarship Fund, 44 Covey Road, Burlington, CT 06013. The Vincent Funeral Home of Canton is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Lou’s Book of Memories at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.