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FREEBORN, LaBerta M. (Brooks)

FREEBORN, LaBerta M. (Brooks)

FREEBORN - LaBerta M. (Brooks)
93, formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2016 at her home in Connecticut. She had been the loving wife of the late Eugene A. Freeborn for 57 years. Born February 20, 1922 in Little Valley, NY to the late Truman and Eva (Strahl) Brooks, she had been a longtime Buffalo resident before recently moving to Southington, CT. LaBerta was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who centered her life around faith and family. She was a longtime active member of the Fair Havens Church community in North Tonawanda, NY. She is survived by her three children: Robert E. Freeborn (Janet) of Buffalo; Annette F. Hahl (John) of Southington, with whom she made her home; and Joy E. Lembke (David) of Buffalo; seven grandchildren;12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and her brother, William Brooks, of Salamanca, NY. She was predeceased by her sister Arlene O'Connor and two brothers Douglas and Melvin Brooks. In lieu of flowers, donations in LaBerta's memory may be made to HHC at Home Hospice Care, 1290 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 4B, Wethersfield, CT 06109 or to The Fair Havens Church, PO Box 609, North Tonawanda 14120. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at The Fair Havens Church, 7337 Ward Rd., North Tonawanda 14120. Plantsville Funeral Home in Plantsville, CT has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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