Rene P. Laliberte

Augusta - Rene P. Laliberte, 68, of 32 S&V Lane passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer Saturday, March 18, 2006. He was born in Augusta March 15, 1938 the son of Edward and Lillian (Gagnon) Laliberte.

He was predeceased by his parents. Rene is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Rosemary. His sons Jeffrey and companion Rita of Sidney, Scott and his wife Melinda of Augusta, his daughters Gail and husband Gerard Letendre of Augusta, Liza and husband Bob Brown of Oakland, and his very "Special Daughter" Michele of Augusta. Brothers Robert and his wife Theresa of Augusta, Roger of Gardiner, and Lawrence "Tarz" and wife Tonia of Richmond. He is also survived by the lights of his life, his Grandchildren: Tori and her husband Jason, Maegen, Jesse, Johnny, Chad, Cody, Jeremy, Jenny, Hilary and Jon. His Great Grandchildren Colton Lee and Myah Jaye. Numerous nieces and nephews.

"Gramps" will be greatly missed by the grandchildren, they will forever hold dearly his endless miles of rides over bumpy roads to camp, the turbo button in the van, his scary camp stories, Rack a Boo Bob, Three Toes, The Mountain Man and the "Blue Jeep". Gramp was easily excitable, he enjoyed cranking up the children, especially at Christmas, as they would eagerly await Santa and the reindeer bells, wondering who would get to tear open his presents as he would wildly jump up and down, of course the children anxiously reciprocated.

Rene was self employed for 40 years as a well known local flooring installer, earlier days were spent on the Augusta Police force.

He was an avid harness horse racing fan, loved his camping and hunting trips to Moosehead lake and was an outstanding Amateur boxer attaining the title of Golden Gloves champ in the 50's. Most recently he thoroughly enjoyed spending many hours woodworking.

At Rene's request there will be no services.

A celebration of Rene's life will be held from 2:00 - 5:00 at the Augusta Country Club Rt. 202 Manchester, Maine Friday March 24, 2006.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Oncology Dept, Maine General Medical Center 6 East Chestnut St. Augusta, Me. 04330 or the Hospice Volunteers of Kennebec Valley 150 Dresden Ave. Gardiner, Me 04345.

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Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357