TOPSHAM — Rynell M. Labbe, 88, of Topsham, passed away Nov. 12 at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Collinsville, Conn., on Jan. 26, 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Delia (Voisine) Blanchette. She grew up in Eagle Lake and attended parochial schools.

In 1943, she married Raoul Labbe and the couple resided in Topsham to raise their family. Family was very important to her, and spending time with them was always a top priority. In her later years, she enjoyed playing cards, reading and crocheting. Each Sunday, she went to lunch with her daughters at her favorite place, Fat Boys, ordering a royal burger basket. She also loved spending time in her home town of Eagle Lake.

Labbe was a congregant of St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raoul Labbe, in 1995; a son, Erland Labbe; a brother, Freeland Blanchette; her sisters, Ione Ullrich and Patricia Ingerson; and a son-in-law, Alban Cloutier.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra M. Labbe and her domestic partner, Joyce Crosman, of Topsham, Arlene Cloutier, of Topsham, Jeannine Estes and her husband, Mark, of Topsham; sons Glen Cloutier, of Topsham, and Gary Cloutier and his wife, Stacy, of Brunswick; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sisters Joan Sweetser, of Massachusetts, Barbara Laberge, of Brunswick, and Carolee Brown, of Orr’s Island; and a brother, Laurel Blanchette, of Falmouth.

A funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Pleasant Street, Brunswick. 

To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit

Sidebar Elements

Rynell M. Labbe

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.