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Alfred T. Libby

August 17, 1927February 7, 2021

AUBURN: Alfred Thomas Libby passed away, Sunday, February 7, at his home in Auburn at the age of 93, born on August 17, 1927. Alfred was a ‘forever’ Mainer and a “Farmer all his life”. He was owner and operator of Libson Farms, a large dairy herd of registered Holsteins in South Auburn. His passion was the farm and being a farmer; as all knew, who stopped to chat with him. He was the son of Ernest (1905-1970) and Marion Rudd Libby, (1903-1982). He graduated from Edward Little High School in the class of 1945. In 1947 he met Olive Moody at a dance in Poland, Maine, and were married on April 4, 1948. Olive passed away December 4, 2012. Alfred was a long-time active member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge in Durham, joining in 1959, he served at many levels, and liked helping with the supper meetings. In 1973 he joined the Scottish Rights Lodge in Auburn, and the Kora Shrine Temple in Lewiston. During his years with the Shrine, he was part of the Androscoggin County Shrine Club and the Kora Crazy Cops, where he enjoyed participating in parades and other festivals. Alfred was an active member of his community, serving on the Auburn Planning Board for two terms from 1978-1984. Keeping with his farming heritage he was still a life-long member of the Maine Farm Bureau and Androscoggin County Farm Bureau. Alfred was on the Board of Directors for the Farmers Production Association of Southern Maine, the Federal Land Bank Association and Farm Credit Services of Maine from 1980 to 1992. He and Olive enjoyed dancing most every Saturday night following favorite bands between Gray, Mechanic Falls and Naples. They traveled with friends to many Farm Bureau Annual Meetings across the country and enjoyed several cruises together and with friends. He is survived by one son, E. Lee Libby and wife Nancy of Wales, and three daughters: Sylvia Palmer and husband Jim of Auburn, Liana Marston and husband Michael of Auburn and Linda Libby and Mark Dumond of Dresden. Four Grandchildren: Valachia Bell of Raymond, Belinda Hodgdon Carpenter of Sneads Ferry, NC, Benjamin Rodrick of Portland, and Thomas Libby of Wales. Five Great Grandchildren: Devon Antoine and wife Milia, Essence Hodgdon, Ashley Bell, Drew Bell, and Isaac Rodrick. Additional bonus family members: Stormi Lacroix-Sanford of Greene, and Eric and Amanda Palmer and son Cameron of Norway. He was predeceased by his sister, Beverly Morris on January 7, 2021. Condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Dad, you can now officially state “You have been a Farmer all your life”. Rest in Peace – you will be missed, by family and friends. A graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Auburn followed by a celebration of life will be planned for the spring. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.

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SUE HEAWARD

February 15, 2021

I knew both your mom & dad for the many years of working for their chiropractor (and also 3 of your 4 siblings). Farming was a tough business to be in. They were weekly patients of ours that were always welcomed and certainly a treat to be around. Your dad always had a story to share of interest or of a necessity he felt we needed. He loved what he had chosen for a living and I know he loved your mom deeply. Know that I am thinking of each of you and your families during this sad and trying time. May thinking of him / them bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart as they will always be with you - just a memory away.

Katheryn Windhorst

February 14, 2021

My entire life my grandparents, Lester Farris, and Patricia Farris would bring us over to visit. Alfred and Olive were always so kind. You wouldn't find anyone else more proud of their vegetable gardens either.

He will be forever remembered as an honest, and dear friend to my family. Truly a remarkable human being.

Belinda Scott

February 14, 2021

Alfred was a wonderful man, husband, father and friend! No one can say enough praises. My family and I were blessed by his light. He and Olive were dear friends of my parents(Lester & Patricia). Heaven truly gained an Angel!
Love, Belinda, Kerry, Chris, Kass, Kirstan and Carly ❤

John n Willis

February 14, 2021

Very saddened about the passing of brother al always very nice to my always enjoyed talking too him at parades he will be missed brother John n Willis

Richard Hatch

February 13, 2021

Sorry to hear of Alfred's passing. He will be missed.

Pauline Roderick

February 13, 2021

The world has lost a wonderful man who was loving and kind to everyone. He made everyone feel special even if you were not family. I always felt welcomed to their home. I remember one day riding a donkey in the cow pen and meeting Pete the huge bull who wanted nothing better than removing me from his territory. I remember buying tomatoes from the farm to can. Prayers of comfort for the family. God Bless.

Wilfred Meunier

February 12, 2021

I will fondly remember our conversations at exercise while walking on the treadmill. I will always remember your " By golly". Sending thoughts and prayers to your family.

RitaMae Morin

February 12, 2021

Our family has a long history with the Libby Family. My great-aunt Theresa was in Alfred’s graduating class and a life long neighbor. She was very sad to hear of his passing.
My own father went to elementary school with the Olive & Alfred’s children.
My first job was at the Libby Farm on Penley Corner Rd. I was not happy about it, but Alfred was so nice and a good teacher; it was a dirty job, but that experience lead me to always return to the land. As a sassy teenager, I learned a lot about honest work from that farm.
Fast forward 30 years and we are still working the land on our neighboring farm.
The last time our family saw Alfred was at my aunt’s 90th birthday celebration. In this picture, my great-aunt Angelina remembered Alfred from her childhood and they had a good laugh about it. We are glad we were able to gather together, especially as the people we care about grow older.
He was so kind and a good neighbor to us.
We wish you Godspeed, Farmer.

Brooke Daigle

February 12, 2021

I'd like to extend condolences from the entire Daigle family. Alfred was one of the sweetest men we had ever known, and he will truly be missed. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Anderson

February 12, 2021

I'd like to extend my condolences to the Libby Family on Alfred's passing. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with Alfred on my numerous visits to the Marston's next door. He was a great friend and a true gentleman and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in their time of mourning.

FROM THE FAMILY