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Smart & Edwards Funeral Home

183 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME

OBITUARY

Regina E. Libby

April 29, 1928June 19, 2020

Regina Libby passed away June 19th after a brief illness. She was 92. Gina was born on April 29th, 1928 in Kennebunk, Maine. Her parents were Quintillio and Anna Lilla Bersani.

Gina grew up in Norridgewock. While attending high school there, she met Quentin Libby. The two were married at Notre Dame de Lords church in Skowhegan on June 24th, 1950. Quentin’s job took them to Rockland, Maine where their 3 sons were born. In 1969, the family returned to Norridgewock and opened Libby’s Market. The family operated the store until Quentin’s death in 1986.

The couple loved to travel. They made many trips to Florida, and explored several western states and Hawaii. They also made trips to South America and Africa.

Gina had many hobbies She was a good cook and a great baker. She was always on the lookout for new recipes, and enjoyed sharing her classics with family and friends. She knit countless sweaters, hats and mittens, many of which she donated to the Maine Home for Little Wanders. Card playing was probably her favorite pastime. She taught her granddaughters simple games as soon as they could hold a hand. She loved Friday night poker with the girls, Bridge with the ladies, and everything in between.

In addition to her Parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Anna Marie, and an infant daughter, Maria.

Regina is survived by 3 sons, Stephen and Patricia Libby of Penacook, New Hampshire, Michael and Cindy Libby and Bruce and Barbara Libby, all of Norridgewock; 7 grandchildren, Sara and Erik Rogers, Samantha and Max Brogli, Bryenne and Mike Schwartz, Robert and Kily Hilton, Aaron and Dawn Hilton, Joshua Chartrand and Celest Whelan, and Drew Libby; and 13 great grandchildren. Also, her brother, Quintillio Jr and Ruth Bersani and her sister in law and best friend, Anita Libby, and many nieces and nephews.

Gina lived for several years at Fairmont Senior Housing. There she rekindled many old friendships and grew new ones. We will always be grateful to her Fairmont Family. Their watchful, compassionate assistance enabled Gina to maintain her independence much longer then would have otherwise been possible. Thank you, Anita, Betty, Katherine, Fay, Laura, Roy, Bob and Pauliene. Likewise, we would like to thank the staff and residents of Redding Memorial Home for making her feel loved and welcome in the year she lived there.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone who wishes to leave the family messages can do so on our website at – www.smartandedwardsfh.com

Donations in Gina’s memory may be made to: The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901

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  • FAMILY

  • Regina is survived by 3 sons, Stephen and Patricia Libby of Penacook, New Hampshire, Michael and Cindy Libby and Bruce and Barbara Libby, all of Norridgewock; 7 grandchildren, Sara and Erik Rogers, Samantha and Max Brogli, Bryenne and Mike Schwartz, Robert and Kily Hilton, Aaron and Dawn Hilton, Joshua Chartrand and Celest Whelan, and Drew Libby; and 13 great grandchildren. Also, her brother, Quintillio Jr and Ruth Bersani and her sister in law and best friend, Anita Libby, and many nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her Parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Anna Marie, and an infant daughter, Maria.

Services

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Donna (Bersani) Hawley

July 6, 2020

With deepest sympathy to family as they mourn the loss of Aunt Regina

Helen Meyer

June 23, 2020

To the family of Gina
I know through Sara, Sami,Pat and Steven how loved this woman was. I’m sure she will live in the hearts of all she loved and touched. My sincere condolences. Helen Meyer


Pete Bersani

June 23, 2020

Cousins
I have the most warm and wonderful memories of Gina. My earliest memory of her is actually one of my earliest memories ever. She gave me a few matchbox cars to play with on the gravel driveway at The Rockland house. I think they were the first matchbox cars I’d ever seen. Unfortunately I think they were Bruce’s and he wasn’t impressed that I’d been given them to play with😁.
Later in Norridgewock at the store she would give me a dime for penny candy. I remember she always had baking in the cupboard.
Visits to the upstairs apartment were always looked forward to by us younger kids as it was so busy and full of love.
I was pleased that I visited there with Fiona on one of our trips back.
She got a nice feel and understanding for a part of my life that I hold very close to my heart.
Steve, Mike, Bruce, aren’t we so fortunate to have had so much time with our parents. It would seem we have good genes. Good news for us, maybe not so much for our kids.
I’d love to hear from any of you When you have time.
Pete
Pebersani@yahoo.com

Carole Bersani

June 23, 2020

Aunt Gina had the sweetest smile and demeanor, and I am thankful for the beautiful memories I have of visiting her (and her boys, Uncle Quentin, Steve, Mike, and Bruce). Aunt Gina was kind and welcoming and loved to laugh.

Thinking of her makes me smile.

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FROM THE FAMILY