LaBELLE, Theodore J. Jr. Of Canton, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully at his home after being lovingly cared for by his children, grandchildren, and sister-in-law Dian Doyle on March 27, 2022. He was 89 years old.
Ted was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force 44th AREFS. Retired from the Polaroid Corporation after over 30 years of employment. He participated in the Harvard Brain Study for many years and enjoyed contributing to science by participating in several other medical studies. Ted loved gardening with his wife and children as well as fishing with his sons. He loved and was proud of all his children who were devoted to him.
Devoted and loving husband for 67 years of the late Theresa A. (Kotarba) LaBelle of Canton.
Loving father of Theodore J. LaBelle III and his late wife Mary Ryan of Framingham, Peter LaBelle and his wife Julia of Beaverton, OR, Karen Monahan and her husband Steven of Avon, Daniel LaBelle and his wife Thresia of Quincy, Thomas LaBelle and his wife Caroline of Taunton, Mark LaBelle and his wife Monica of Milton, Susan Scannell and her husband Keith of Holbrook, and the late Catherine LaBelle.
Loving brother of Jack LaBelle and his wife Marcia of Braintree, the late Al LaBelle and his wife Carol of Weymouth, the late Mary Knoll and her late husband Archie Knoll of Braintree.
Proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Ted's life by gathering for a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 700 Washington St., Canton, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 10:00 A.M.
Burial with Military Honors will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Thursday, April 7th, at 12:45 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org.