Constance M. Labao, 69, Bristol


Mrs. Constance M. “Connie” (Stanzione) Labao, 69, of Jewett Avenue, Bristol, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at the Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late James Labao, who preceded her in death in 1987. 

Born in Fall River, Mass., and a lifelong resident of Bristol, she was a daughter of the late Gaetano and Sadie (Pagano) Stanzione. A graduate of Colt Memorial High School, class of 1965, she was a teacher’s aide for the Bristol-Warren School Department at the former Reynolds School and Guiteras School for more than 20 years, retiring in 2011. Connie was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and a devoted and loving mother to her two sons. She loved cooking and spending time with children. 

She is survived by two sons, James G. Labao and Bryan K. Labao; a sister, Emily Bucci; and her devoted fur baby, Burroughs, all of Bristol. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gaetano Stanzione, Jr. 

Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at 9 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State St., Bristol. Burial will be private. Visiting hours, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, 3-5 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 775, Bristol, RI  02809. 

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