In Loving Memory of Alice P. Libby
June 13, 1925 – September 21, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alice P. Libby, a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several months ago. She faced this horrible disease with faith, grace, courage, and dignity.
Alice is survived by her son, Rick Laney and his wife, Valarie; her daughter, Karen DiClemente and her husband, Richard; her granddaughters, Charity Patterson and her husband Michael and Stephanie DiBiagio and her husband, Tony; her great grandsons, Andrew and Reece Patterson; and her great granddaughter, Emilia DiBiagio.
Alice was born in Hodgdon, ME, to Charles and Laura Fortier and was the youngest of sixteen children. Alice married Francis J. Laney in 1943, but eventually divorced in 1950. Alice worked at the Eastman Shoe Company in Freeport, ME, for many years.
In 1957 she married Donald W. Libby living in Freeport and Falmouth, ME, until 1964 when the family moved to Enfield, CT. Don retired from Pratt & Whitney and Alice retired from the Travelers Insurance after working there for 25 years. They had planned to move to Florida, but Don died of a heart attack in November 1987 one week shy of their 30th anniversary. Alice eventually moved to Deltona, FL, to be near her dear friends, Jim and Pat Gainey in 1999.
Alice dearly loved her church family at Deltona Alliance Church that she attended for over 20 years. She volunteered for numerous church functions and loved helping in a servant capacity. She was also a member of what the ladies just called the "Book Club."
Above all, she loved the Lord Jesus Christ and she spent every morning of her life as a Christian reading her Bible and praying. As her friends and family, we rejoice that she now gets to spend eternity in His presence. She's glad and we're sad, but we're so comforted that she's no longer in pain.
The family wishes to express our thanks to all of her friends that came to spend some time with her in the last few weeks of her life and to her care givers including the nurses and doctors from Vitas Hospice for their caring professionalism and comforting compassion.
Her memorial service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020, at
11:00 AM at the Deltona Alliance Church, 921 Deltona Blvd., Deltona, FL. Her service will also be available for live stream at https://bragonjesus.org/libby.
Celebration of Life Service
Friday, October 23, 2020
In Loving Memory of Alice P. Libby
October 22, 2020
Precious Alice has been a friend for over 40 years but so much more than that. Alice is family to us. We shared everything there is to share in life: as Sisters in Christ we went to church together for many years. We shopped till we dropped in both Connecticut and Florida. We vacationed together an evacuated hurricanes together. We spent many many holidays together. I love her dearly and miss her terribly. But the thing we shared most deeply was our love for Our Savior Jesus Christ and because of that it's not goodbye but only see you later. Alice is having the time of her life with the Lord she served and loved and I will join her for eternity in the future. We love you girlfriend. Jim and Patty Gainey
October 20, 2020
I was so blessed to have Alice in my life. We met in book club and I knew I had a friend for life. We shared a lot of laughs and good times and I am glad I got to spend time with her in her final days. Alice was one in a million with a heart of gold. I am so thankful that she is suffering no more but most of all that I will see her again one day. I love you my friend!
October 15, 2020
I was blessed to call Alice my friend. I loved her and I miss her very much. I have wonderful memories of our time together. I met Alice through a mutual friend at a church conference about 15 years ago. Alice was special. She was strong willed and independent but she was also kind, loving, giving and supportive. I never knew anyone like her. She was so full of life and lived it fully. She loved the Lord and I know she is with him today. Goodbye sweet friend til we meet again.