Obituary: Rolland Laborie, 90, lifelong Shelton resident, U.S. Navy veteran

Rolland Laborie, age 90, lifelong resident of Shelton, entered into rest on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. He is the beloved husband of 62 years of Irene (Milliard) Laborie.

Rolland was born in Shelton on September 24, 1922, son of the late Frank D. and Lorraine (Zwoyer) Laborie.

He served his country as WWII US Navy Veteran serving during the D-Day Invasion. Rolland worked with his father as an auto mechanic and in 1969 became the owner and operator of Laborie Garage, which he ran until his retirement.

He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and building beautiful stone walls in his free time

He is the beloved father of Paul Laborie and Pamela Zagula, and proud grandfather of Stephanie and Victoria. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Allen Laborie.

The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements, which are private.

Contributions in his memory can be sent to the LNV Boys and Girls Club, 1 Positive Place, Shelton, CT 06484.