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Welcome to the memorial page for

Benjamin Labonosky, IV

April 7, 1960 ~ July 18, 2017 (age 57)

Benjamin Labonosky, IV, 57, of Colchester, was reunited with the love of his life, Ruthann Labonosky (nee McDine) on July 18, 2017. He was a beloved father, uncle, brother, and friend. Ben leaves behind his two daughters, Jamie Labonosky and her partner, Mike Whitman and Jessica Scotti (nee Labonosky) and her husband Nicholas Scotti IV; his sister Susanne Zahacefski (nee Labonosky) and her husband John Zahacefski; his brother Stephen Labonosky and his partner Joanne Halpern. He also leaves his nephews, his brothers of the Branded Ones MC, and many extended family and friends. Along with Ruthann, he rejoins his late father, Benjamin Labonosky, III; his mother, Eleanor Labonosky (nee Zisk) and his stepmother, Marion Labonosky (nee Clark).  Ben will be remembered by all for his warmth, gentle nature, and generosity. He was a hard working family man who would do anything to provide for his loved ones. The callouses on his hands and the cement dust on his clothes were the evidence of his commitment to supporting his family - from raising and providing for his two daughters to assisting his elderly parents in their final years. His larger than life presence could at first glance seem intimidating to some, however anyone who met him saw quickly his kind eyes, a beautiful smile, contagious laugh and a warm heart.  Ben died doing something he loved immensely - riding his motorcycle. He was an ongoing member of the Branded Ones MC over the past 15 years, having served in the past as President of the MC. Everyone who had met Ben agrees, without exception, that his best quality was his willingness to do anything needed to support and help others. This remained true to his very final moment as he gave of himself the gift of life to others through organ donation.  If Heaven has Harleys, Ben and Ruthann are riding together again.  BFF1.  The family will receive guests 4 – 7 PM Monday, July 24th at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  The funeral will gather starting at 10:30 AM Tuesday morning, July 25th directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, before the Funeral Service at 11 AM.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations in his memory be made to “End Distracted Driving” online at http://www.enddd.org/how-to-help/


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
July 24, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Visitation
Tuesday
July 25, 2017

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Andrew Church
128 Norwich Ave.
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Service
Tuesday
July 25, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Andrew Church
128 Norwich Ave.
Colchester, CT 06415


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