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Shirley M. LaBarba

July 28, 1936 — January 16, 2023


Shirley M. LaBarba


Shirley M. LaBarba, age 86, of Naugatuck and formerly Bridgeport entered into rest on Monday, January 16, 2023 at St. Mary’s VITAS in Waterbury.  She was the devoted wife of the late Ronald LaBarba for over 45 years until his passing in 2019.  Shirley was born on July 28, 1936 in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Joseph Myers and Dorothy Dungelman.

Shirley grew up in Bridgeport and attended local schools and raised her own family there before coming to Naugatuck 6 years ago.

She is the beloved mother of her 6 children, Robert Martin and his wife, Shannon of NY; Mark Sabre and his wife, Andrea of Seymour; Vance Sabre of Milford; Sharon DeCesare and her husband, David of Naugatuck; Pamela Sabre of Bridgeport; and Cory Sabre of West Haven; her step-daughter, Yvonne Smith and her husband, David of MS and is survived by her many cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her daughters, Debbie Sabre and Patricia Sabre; her sister, Barbara Rogers and her step-daughter, Rhonda LaBarba.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 12PM in King’s Highway Cemetery, 271 Cherry Street, Milford, CT 06460.  The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck is assisting with her arrangements.  To leave online condolences for Shirley’s family, please visit

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Friday, January 20, 2023

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