The Chancellor’s Office has once again received the sad news of the passing of yet another priest. Reverend Roger Labonte, M.Afr., 86, passed away in the Lord on Monday, October 11, 2021, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, St. Petersburg.
Since November 2019, Father Labonte was in residence at the Missionaries of Africa Residence, in St. Petersburg, but his health did not permit him to engage in public ministry.
A Funeral Mass for Father Labonte will be held in New Hampshire. Locally, a Memorial Mass will be offered on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at the Missionaries of Africa Residence, 5757 7th Avenue N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Missionaries of Africa at the above address.
A photo of Father Labonte, along with additional obituary information may be found on the following link: https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/22668997/fr-roger-albert-labonte-mafr.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.