Let the memory of Louie be with us forever
  • 25 years old
  • Born on September 21, 1988 in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, United States.
  • Passed away on February 2, 2014 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Louie LeBart, 25, born on September 21, 1988 and passed away on February 2, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Todd LeBart on 23rd September 2018
Hi Louie - Happy belated birthday. We were thinking of you all day (as usual) and as per our custom had a dinner at home that we know you would love. Your loss has motivated us to do several things in memory of you and your spirit. The memorial garden in downtown Wellfleet is probably the most obvious and honestly came out beautifully! It is truly a sanctuary for quiet reflection and thoughts about you and the others who have left us too soon. I love you so much...... peace.
Posted by Laura Frongillo on 21st September 2018
Happy 30th, Louie. Wish I were pondering what to get you for your big birthday instead of wondering what you’d be up to now if you hadn’t left us. Love you, buddy.
Posted by Paul Laemmle on 2nd February 2018
Louie, I miss your smile and your kindness. We have all been so touched by your brief existence in our lives. Your memory lives on in all of us! Frampa
Posted by Todd LeBart on 2nd February 2018
Hey Big Lou. I can't believe it's been 4 years since you left us. Of course I think about you every day and usually it brings a smile to my face, but sometimes it saddens me and occasionally a tear runs down my face. I miss you so much and wonder why this happened. I don't know and probably never will but the love and the memories are vivid. I so remember your smile, your hugs, your inquisitive nature, your ability to see things as they really are... I love you forever. Dad
Posted by Monda Prior on 2nd February 2018
Louie, I think of you so much. Sometimes I am teary and sad. Sometimes I feel close to you and smile. By now I have four Live For Lou bracelets. Seeing “2018” on the one I wore yesterday was particularly sad - four whole years today since you were here with us. Tonight your family and Madelyn will meet for dinner at East Bay Grill where I took you and Nick for dinner after we went to King Richards Faire - that memory is a warm one of course!! That was an awesome day! We all remember your firm eye contact, your wonderful smile and your Louie hugs! And when we are very lucky we experience them and feel you are with us. We are with you always and love you to the moon. G’Sue
Posted by Samantha Meehan on 21st September 2017
Happy Birthday Handsome! Miss you Big Lou.
Posted by Todd LeBart on 2nd February 2017
Dear Louie - Today Mom & I had kind of a mellow day. We thought about you constantly. We went down to Cahoon Hollow Beach and reflected. It was a beautiful crisp winter day, with wispy clouds hanging over the ocean. We miss you so much and love you like crazy! Your candle will forever burn in our hearts.
Posted by Laura Frongillo on 2nd February 2017
Dear Louie. It's so weird to miss you so much and yet have you with me every day. How'm I doing?I know you'd have lots to say. xo
Posted by Monda Prior on 2nd February 2017
Dear, dear Louie! You are always in my heart. We miss you so, so much and love you forever. Hugs, G'Sue
Posted by Monda Prior on 21st September 2016
I love you every minute ,every day Louie! And can feel your special hugs. Hugs and love to you. G'Sue
Posted by Laura Frongillo on 21st September 2016
Hey, Handsome. Thinking of you today and feeling the love. Miss you every day, Sweet Louie.
Posted by Todd LeBart on 21st September 2016
Happy Birthday Louie! I miss you like crazy but I know you're up there smiling down on us. Love you....!!
Posted by Jake Pickard on 21st September 2016
Happy birthday big Lou! "I don't cry because I'm sad...I smile because it happened." I miss you brother! Love always, Pick
Posted by Paul Laemmle on 2nd February 2016
Hi Louie, Thinking of your birth not your death. Miss you tons! Frampa
Posted by Monda Prior on 2nd February 2016
Hi Louie! I took off work today to be with my thoughts and feelings about you. And by total surprise I came across my journal about our trip to Yellowstone when you were 10 years old. It reminded me that we stared a lot at Peter Fonda whose flight (same as ours) was delayed 6 hours. After we stared at him for awhile, we went to the Mall of America theme park and aquarium. You especially enjoyed the virtual rides - enough to ride them alone after I became too dizzy. When our flight finally boarded, we walked past Peter (he was in first-class, of course) and he liked your Patriots cap. You became buddies with my brother Greg who took us to the hot pool in Prey, Wyoming where you liked to "disappear" so I could find you. I love you Louie! I miss you! G'Sue
Posted by Todd LeBart on 2nd February 2016
Louie you're in our thoughts today... like every other day, but especially today. To say that I've gotten used to not seeing you is a lie. I still miss you like crazy and of course will love you forever. I often think of the beach when I think about you. Bonfires, surfing, fishing, and hanging with friends and family. Our weekly trips in the summer to the outer beach were epic. Those are some of my favorite memories! I found this pic on my computer. It was from our trip to Cozumel in 2014. I think it captures you to a tee! Please keep watching over us and visiting us in our dreams....
Posted by Samantha Meehan on 2nd February 2016
Got in my car to drive to work and listened to all of the songs that make me think of you. And I cried a lot. Then I put on Louie Louie. Ever try crying when that songs on? Not pretty. I finished it off with a little Chantilly Lace by the Big Bopper. I remember being in the car and you dancing and singing every word in your best Louie Big Bopper voice. It is one of my favorite memories. By the time I got to work today I was laughing.Miss you Big Lou.
Posted by Paul Laemmle on 2nd February 2016
Happy Birthday Louie! We miss your presence. We miss your sence of humor, your sensitivity and your loyalty to our family. We miss YOU. Frampa
Posted by Larry Luczynski on 22nd September 2015
Hope you're having a Happy Birthday Louie.....Please say Hi to our "Matty" for us. Forever missed and always in our hearts.....
Posted by Samantha Meehan on 22nd September 2015
A solid hip hip hooray for Big Lou indeed! I was thinking of and missing you all day yesterday man. Thanks for dropping by my dreams last night. The four OG cousins in all of their glory. Its crazy how realistic a dream can be. I woke up feeling like I had been hanging out with you the whole night. It was awesome, just as good as I remember it. Thanks.
Posted by Todd LeBart on 22nd September 2015
Louie we celebrated your 27th birthday last night in style! We had your favorite meal - Lobster, filet mignon wrapped in bacon, baked stuffed potatoes, and avocado salad. Nick, Katy, Rose, Petie, Mom and me toasted you, talked about you, and loved you (as we always will). Somehow we know that you were looking down on us with a smile! We miss you terribly but believe that you are our angel watching over us and loving us back. Here's to BIG Lou!
Posted by Wendy Katz on 21st September 2015
Louie The love that you gave to all of us will never be forgotten. You are cherished and your life had such great meaning to so many. The live for Lou fund continues for all of us to enjoy your spirit and kind heart with so many others. I miss you every day
Posted by Paul Laemmle on 2nd February 2015
"For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?" "Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance." Kahil Gibran
Posted by Monda Prior on 2nd February 2015
"if ever there is a tomorrow when we are not together... There is something you must remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you. - Winnie the Pooh By A. A. Milne You are forever in my heart, Louie! I love you! G'Sue
Posted by Todd LeBart on 21st September 2014
Happy Birthday Louie. We all miss you and love you so much.
Posted by Samantha Meehan on 15th May 2014
Now it's been a couple months Since you've been gone Things have largely returned to normal As everyone said they would Now it's less desperate I lock myself in the bathroom to chain smoke and cry less and less I still teeter between weeping and ferocious booming laughter But not as often Now as the world spins by I've started spinning with it Instead of standing aside Wondering why everyone else is still going about their business As if nothing ever happened Now the tattoo of your name is just a part of me like the rest of my skin No longer a burning brand of solemn remembrance I washed the sweatpants I took from your room Your smell is officially gone they're just a part of my wardrobe The first time I put them on i could feel what you felt like inside them It was surreal and comforting and awful Now they're a rumpled addition to my heap of laundry Now I'm just a little more sensitive and a little more irritable But people have forgotten why I lash out and think to myself "I am just not over this" I don't make the excuse It's been too long for my grief to be socially acceptable Though it remains. Albeit less and less Now you're like my secret, hidden from the world Except for when I'm alone and pull you out of my memory Don't worry please, you will not be forgotten You'll be a part of every part of me Even if I'm the only one who knows it I'll pull you through this life My mind is a strange place for a person to live but it's the only place I have to keep you Now you're just a thing I try to write poetry about Meaningless words on a page That don't do you justice
Posted by Paul Laemmle on 6th April 2014
Louie, I remember reading to you when you were two. You didn't talk much but you were very inquisitive. When you began to talk you delighted us with you own Louie pronunciations. I will always miss your inquisitive mind and your free spirit. Frampa
Posted by Laura Frongillo on 3rd April 2014
Wrote this for you, Lou. Love and miss you always. You changed our lives. For better and worse. Day Is Done... We hadn’t yet shed the blinders of innocence, And couldn’t appreciate your sunny significance. Your magnificent sunset was, in hindsight, defined when the night it preceded was cruelly assigned. We could only look back at your brightness with sadness Mixed with anger, regret and, at times, wistful gladness. To have been in your circle, meant fortune untold – But in our unconscious bliss, we too late saw the gold. When your light dimmed so soon, twilight was our shroud, for a disbelieving, numb moment we lived in a cloud. Night, when it came, arrived with sharp vengeance, and no plans of allowing pure daylight an entrance. Fickle dreams burst like bubbles in our nightmare of pain. If we ever wake up, sun won’t shine the same.
Posted by Todd LeBart on 18th March 2014
In honor of St. Paddy's Day May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Posted by Stacey Klimkosky on 5th March 2014
Heard this song lyric in Frank Turner's "The Way I Tend to Be", on the way to school this morning. Thought of Louie... "Love is about the changes you make and not just three small words. I remember you. And the way you shine like truth in all you do."
Posted by Todd LeBart on 4th March 2014
In memory of Louie. To laugh is to risk appearing a fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To express feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is risk despair. To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken because the greatest Hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who asks nothing, does nothing, Has nothing and is nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they Cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live, Chained by their attitudes, they are a slave They have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who risks is free.
Posted by Todd LeBart on 28th February 2014
Words to "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley "Three Little Birds" "Don't worry about a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right. Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right! " Rise up this mornin', Smile with the risin' sun, Three little birds Each by my doorstep Singin' sweet songs Of melodies pure and true, Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou: ") Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right." Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right! " Rise up this mornin', Smiled with the risin' sun, Three little birds Each by my doorstep Singin' sweet songs Of melodies pure and true, Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou: " Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh! Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry! " Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry! "'Cause every little thing gonna be all right." Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right" - I won't worry! Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right." Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, oh no! 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!
Posted by Todd LeBart on 27th February 2014
Louie's senior quote for the year book: "Living it up in high school, it went by fast. The parties the summers the crazy nights are all in the past. It was a good time. Jesse you are my bro and best friend, Cali. is going to be sick. Eric don’t forget Sundays, you’re the man. Nick the steam room! You’re my bro rage it next year. Shout out to the whole crew, you guys are my bros good times with you never forget the late nights. You guys know how to live it up. Last but not least, Mom and Dad I love you. Thanks for everything, You are the best! Alex Hass R.I.P" “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.” Bob Marley
Posted by Todd LeBart on 25th February 2014
"Live from moment to moment, just as if every new moment is all there is. For that, in truth, is all there is."
Posted by Janake Christensen on 20th February 2014
I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. -William Wordsworth
Posted by Laura Frongillo on 17th February 2014
One of my earlier fun memories of Louie. The Lebarts spent a few winters in Naples when Louie and Nick were still too young to go to school. One year we visited them and had so much fun. Our stay at their house on Cajeput Road started out on a funny note. Louie was so excited for us to arrive that he waited out at the end of the driveway for a long time, watching for our rental car. When he finally saw us driving down the road, he became so hyper-excited he actually couldn’t contain himself. He just started running, right into and through the hedge of bushes that lined the driveway. He was crashing around in there like a panicked deer. It was so funny to us, but he was embarrassed by all the attention and his overabundance of emotions. One night during that visit we parents went out and Samantha, Louie, Max and Nick had a babysitter. When we got home, Holly and I went to the sleep sofa where Sam and Louie were and asked them how the night was and what they did. Sam was around 8 and Louie around 5. He was so cute. He said “Oh we just hacked around. And then later, Sam and I went upstairs to see how the little guys were doonin’.” (Little guys being Max,4, and Nick, 3.) He was so earnest in his role as big brother/older cousin. Then Holly and Sam and Louie and I hung out on the sleep sofa and made “funny” faces. Louie was so bad at it, but tried so hard it made us totally crack up. Holly and I still make “funny” Louie faces to each other to this day. It was such a happy night and Louie was so relaxed and confident and pleased to be part of the “big cousin” duo with Sam. As the kids got older, the boys became much closer and the one year age difference between them basically shrank to nothing. But, even if they were the three musketeers who shared friends and adventures, Louie was always very much Big Lou. And he and Samantha always had a special bond as the 2 oldest cousins.
Posted by Todd LeBart on 14th February 2014
Louie your spirit lives on forever and in all of us! "Your spiritual nature is free. What an astounding revelation! Now you take that home today, and you say to yourself, 'my spiritual nature is free.' And you ponder what it means and what it can mean increasingly to you as a human being occupying a very limited and restricted earth. The spiritual nature knows no obstacles, no dif- ficulties, no threats, no rivers too wide, no mountain is too high, it is in its very nature free to be itself and because it is itself and only itself, having no connection with this world, it is happy. There’s nothing that the lower world can do to take away what it lives in its enjoyment its authentic enjoyment."
Posted by Katrina Fryklund on 12th February 2014
Louie- your contagious flame of love and ambitious energy will be forever burning in our hearts, lighting our way as we travel through our heartache and memories with you. We aspire to live life like you did, Lou; every day was full of adventure and your genuine care for those around you. Just as you lived every day as a success, we will live every day to be successful for you. You touched more people in more ways than you could have every imagined Big Lou. Keep us safe as you watch your family and friends mourn your loss, and celebrate your never ending light.
Posted by Buzz Morris on 11th February 2014
Louie I will alway remember you as that fun loving Cub Scout, Rest in Peace.
Posted by Jillian Howard on 11th February 2014
Take care of your baby bro Louie. Can't help but be mad at you. But I love you nonetheless. Good day to to you sir.
Posted by Lianna Wissmann on 10th February 2014
Louie, you will forever hold a special place in my heart. Your smile & laugh play over and over in my thoughts. You always cheered me on at swim meets, hugged me when I was feeling down, and knew how to make me smile no matter what the situation. You will be forever missed, xoxoxo.
Posted by Monda Prior on 10th February 2014
Louie, you were 10 years old when we set out to snow coach into Yellowstone National Park. With an 8-hour delay in Minneapolis, we spent at least 4 hours at Mall of America riding on every possible ride. You loved it. Once we boarded our next flight, Peter Fonda noted you with your Patriots cap and befriended you. Snow coaching was exciting for you - you were the first to see the Clark's Nuthatch, the Bald Eagle - and to run off the designated paths toward the hot flumes!! You loved it when the snow coach had to stop for the stampede of bison. I loved it when you tried to hide from me in the steamy hot pools in Prey, Wyoming - always with your great smile when I spied you. Your table manners at the lodge were perfect -you knew the rules at the right time. It was so sweet to see you choose a tiny Swarovski bear holding a pink salmon for your trip memento! I love you Louie! Forever, G'Sue XO
Posted by Danielle Marie on 10th February 2014
Louie! You will forever live on in our hearts, you were such a kind soul. RIP dear friend <3
Posted by Eric Porteus on 10th February 2014
Louie you were beyond being a best friend to me; you are my brother. The times we spent riding bikes around wellfleet and eastham, and later driving, we're some of the best in my life. We experienced so much together and we still had so much in front of us. It's gonna take me forever and a day to accept that you're really gone. Everything reminds me of you. I just hope you know how big of a part of my life you were. You made me who I am today. I'm gonna miss you more than you would have ever expected. Love you big guy.
Posted by Ruby Laemmle on 10th February 2014
When I was 4 or 5, I was so intimidated by my big old cousins, especially Lou. But one day I had a bandaid on my hand and Louie was very concerned, and when I told him my cat scratched me, he told me I was very brave. Funny how the littlest things make an impression. Miss you.
Posted by Gil Owren on 10th February 2014
"You're infectious smile and great energy lingers on, Louie!"
Posted by Peter Brundage on 10th February 2014
I'll never forget the many great times we've shared together . Rest in peace Louie
Posted by Donna Laemmle on 10th February 2014
Louie, You've left a hole in our hearts and a hole in our family that will never be filled. RIP, you beautiful sweet soul.
Posted by Todd LeBart on 10th February 2014
Louie you will be missed forever.

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