Richard Labita

11/05/2013 4:52 PM |

Former Southold resident Richard Labita of Remsenburg died Oct. 30 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 65 years old.

He was born Nov. 27, 1947, in the Bronx, N.Y., the son of Sebastian R. and Edith (Duehren) Labita. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was most recently employed by Suffolk County as a probation officer.

Mr. Labita is survived by his life partner, Dorothy; his son, Richard, of Shoreham; his sister, Roberta; and one grandchild.

A memorial service was held Nov. 2 at Remsenburg Community (Episcopal) Church, Pastor Ralph B. Wright officiating. Cremation was private.

Arrangements were handled by James Romanelli Funeral Home in Baldwin.