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Stone Funeral Home

355 East 9Th Street, Upland, CA

OBITUARY

Michael Liberatore

January 3, 1922November 19, 2019
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Mike Liberatore passed peacefully the morning of November 19. A loving husband and father, he was the second son of 9 children born to Sabino and Anna Liberatore of Syracuse, NY on Jan. 3, 1922. He served in World War II as an Army Corpman in the South Pacific. In 1949 he married Ann Ciangiosi, and together they had 3 daughters. In the summer of 1956 he decided to move to California and one week later the family was on the road, moving to Upland where he lived in the same house for 62 years with his wife. Mike was active in his church, serving with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, as a Eucharistic Minister, and in the Hospitality Ministry until he was 94 years old. He retired from General Electric in 1987 after 35 years. Mike was a gentle person and was friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Ann, 3 daughters – Teresa Gase (Jim), Marie Podboy (Wes), and Annette Brown (Bud), 1 granddaughter Jamie Rose Brown, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be at Stone’s Funeral Home, located at 355 E 9th St, Upland, CA 91786 on Wednesday 11/27 from 5:00 pm until 8:00pm with rosary at 6:30. Church services will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, located at 877 N. Campus Ave, Upland, CA 91786 at 10:30 am with graveside services to follow at Riverside National Cemetary located at 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to His Hands Organization at St. Joseph Church in Upland: http://www.stjosephsupland.org/outreach-ministries.html

  • FAMILY

  • Ann Liberatore, Wife
  • Teresa Liberatore-Gase, Daughter
  • Annette Brown, Daughter
  • Marie M. Podboy, Daughter

Services

16 December

Memorial Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church

877 N. Campus Ave.
Upland, California

16 December

Committal Service

1:00 pm

Riverside National Cemetery

22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, California

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Joyce (Liberatore) D’Imperio

November 25, 2019

Sending our love and deepest condolences to Uncle Mike’s family. We will cherish all the wonderful memories from the Liberatore family gatherings over the years. God bless.
Joyce and Greg D’Imperio

Paul & Robin Richer

November 25, 2019

Paul and I send our sympathies to Uncle Mike's family and friends. We have great memories of them visiting NY and staying with Art and Chris. You will be missed Uncle Mike.

Paul and Robin Richer

Edward Camacho

November 24, 2019

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Biography

Mike Liberatore passed peacefully the morning of November 19. A loving husband and father, he was the second son of 9 children born to Sabino and Anna Liberatore of Syracuse, NY on Jan. 3, 1922. He served in World War II as an Army Corpman in the South Pacific. In 1949 he married Ann Ciangiosi, and together they had 3 daughters. In the summer of 1956 he decided to move to California and one week later the family was on the road, moving to Upland where he lived in the same house for 62 years with his wife.
Mike was active in his church, serving with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, as a Eucharistic Minister, and in the Hospitality Ministry until he was 94 years old. He retired from General Electric in 1987 after 35 years.
Mike was a gentle person and was friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Ann, 3 daughters – Teresa Gase (Jim), Marie Podboy (Wes), and Annette Brown (Bud), 1 granddaughter Jamie Rose Brown, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.