Richard V. â€śRich TCBâ€ť Labbe, 49, of Berlin, Conn., passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at home. Rich was born in New Britain, Conn., and lived in Berlin, and graduated from Berlin High School. He was a wonderful son, brother, brother-in-law, stepson, friend and animal lover. Rich was smart, funny, helpful and seriously handsome. He could do just about anything and was a great help to his single mother. Rich was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, loved riding his Harley Davidson and was also a passionate Elvis Presley fan.
Rich is survived by his mother, Kathleen â€śMamaâ€ť Baich and her husband, Rick, of Kensington, Conn.; his brother, Jason Labbe and his wife, Kim, of Middletown, Conn., very dear friends, Sherry Anderson and Jenna Derosier, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He also leaves his beloved dog, Frankie and cat, Alley. Rich will truly be missed by all. His memory lives on in our hearts and he will never be forgotten. When you think of Rich, smile and remember a fond memory of him.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Richâ€™s life Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain. Directions to funeral home - I-84 East or West, exit 37 (Fienemann Road) right off exit - one mile down on right. A time of remembrance will be held Sunday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of Berlin Animal Control, P.O. Box 1, Kensington, CT. 06037. To extend condolences to the Labbe family or to share a memory of Rich, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com.