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Lisa LaBonte

07/04/1966 - 03/23/2023


Obituary For Lisa LaBonte

Lisa A. LaBonte, 56, of Bristol, RI, formerly of Southbridge, MA, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Hope Health Hospice and Palliative Care after a courageous battle against small cell lung cancer.

Born in Southbridge, MA, she was the daughter of Anita Tavernier and the late Raymond LaBonte.

Lisa enjoyed riding her motorcycle, going to the casino, dining out, traveling, going to the beach, listening to music and spending time with her beloved family. She was always the life of the party and loved to dance.

She will be remembered for her bright smile, tough exterior, and big heart.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Amanda Larisa and her husband Robert Larisa III, as well as their 4 children, Hailee, Aiden, Ava and Jayden, all of Bristol, RI. She is also survived by her siblings Mike Tavernier and Paul Tavernier, her aunts, uncles, favorite little cousin Debbie, and other cousins, as well as a niece and nephew. She stole the heart of whomever she came in contact with and leaves behind many friends old and new.

The next time you are out, enjoy her favorite cocktail, a Jack and Coke, in her honor.

Services are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI, where the family will receive guests and relatives for Visitation on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 2:00PM - 5:00PM with an immediate funeral home service to follow. A celebration of Life will be held at the Bristol VFW located at 850 Hope St, Bristol, RI, immediately following visitation and the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Balasco Strong Foundation in care of Navigant Credit Union, 560 Main St., Warren, RI 02885. For directions or tributes, please visit

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  • 03/29/2023

    Lisa You will always hold a special place in my hearts. So many memories. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. Fly with the angels my friend, until we meet again Nikki

  • 03/26/2023

    I came to know Lisa as my housekeeper. She was always about perfection and had pride in her work. Lisa came to work with a smile, an iced Dunkin' coffee and a box of munchkins. 😁 Her smile brought sunshine with her. I loved hanging out with her in the kitchen swapping stories about the weekend. She was her own person with a beautiful soul and I will sincerely miss seeing her come through our door. We love you Lisa. May God bring comfort and understanding to your family during this difficult time. 🙏đŸģ - Holly & Lance Sheffield

  • 03/26/2023

    If there was ever anything ever bothering Lisa..we would never know.. always positive..a great person that will be truly missed..😔

  • 03/26/2023

    Lisa , you were my 2nd mom. I grew up with you and Amanda . Vacationx and sleepovers. basically loved with you guys I will always cherish our times together , even if Amanda and I drove you crazy , lol. I know you lived a great life. 💕💕đŸĒģ💕💕đŸŠĩ

  • 03/26/2023

    I have so many memories that come to mind when I think of Lisa. First like many I think of the bad ass biker chick, Lisa was someone you wouldn't mess with!! I loved that about her! She was someone who just handled things! Tied with first is a great mom. She always put Amanda first. She was always so proud of her.Always making sure she had anything she needed. I also remember how much she loved her mom and grandma as well. Second I think of my teenage years.. Middle School, Amanda and I were best friends and Lisa always welcomed me in whole heartedly. I was there all the time and have so many fun memories that I wouldn't have without Lisa and Amanda.I looked up to Lisa as she was always working hard to provide for her family.I was always so thankful for her kindness and even after we would drive her nuts she would always let it go understanding we were just teens growing up. Not without a conversation or talking too though I can still remember those conversations haha Lisa was a great woman! Rest in peace Lisa,I will forever remember the amazing spirited woman you were.

  • 03/25/2023

    I'm so sorry you left us at such a young age. I will never forget our time together and I will never forget you Lisa. The rides in the wind along the beaches and shores of New England and the pure feeling of freedom and Being that we shared. I loved playing my music for you and my apologies if my constant practice and obsession with guitars drove you crazy at times. I will never forget your support and love that you showed me at my gigs, all the time we shared great food together and celebrated Life with our good friends. You are the hardest working woman I ever knew. Now you are truly free. You are well loved and always will be and you will always be sorely missed. Love, Bob Rousseau

  • 03/25/2023

    Lisa ,we had a great summer together dancing At the yacht club and riding and dont forget our icecream for dinner on Sunday nights ... All we have now are great memories of each other until we meet again God bless you you had a big heart .💔💔💔

  • 03/25/2023

    Lisa I've loved ever since we became a family I've loved you. We would fight argue and all the brother sister stuff But we always loved each other even when we were apart. I'm going to miss you so much but I know I'll see you again. I love you Rest In Paradise sister

  • 03/25/2023

    Rest in peace Lisa

  • 03/25/2023

    A character...full of life and laughter. She will be missed!💔


  • Sweet Moments

    Paul D. Flynn sent Sweet Moments for Lisa LaBonte - March 25, 2023

    Forever in my heart, Forever will be missed. #1 Bratnic. Love Uncle Paul + Trish

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