ACTON, Maine - James ""Jim"" Willis LaBelle, 77, a resident of Acton, Maine, and formerly of Peabody, Mass., died just shy of his 78th birthday, on Jan. 12, 2017, in Biddeford, Maine. James was born in Peabody, Mass., on Jan. 16, 1939, the son of John and Nettie (Kimball) LaBelle. Jim was raised with 11 brothers and sisters in a full and active household. He attended Peabody schools and, like so many young men of his generation, Jim enlisted into the US Navy, where he served proudly for four years. Jim was employed with Necco Candy Company and then began a long career with the public works department with the City of Peabody. He is lovingly survived by his children, his brothers and sisters, and 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. . SERVICES: Family and friends may call on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., Alfred, Maine. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Alfred Parish Church, 12 Kennebunk Rd., in Alfred, Maine. To leave a message of condolence, or see an online tribute, please visit www.autumngreenfuneralhome.com. The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements. The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.
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