Dr. E. Joseph LaLiberte, age 90, passed away June 25, 2013, in the Life Care Center of West Bridgewater while surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was the husband of the late Marjorie (Lehan) LaLiberte. He was born in Brockton, the son of the late Emery J. LaLiberte Sr. and Mary Hendrick. Joseph graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree and received his bachelor's and doctorate degrees from Boston College. He served his country during World War II in the Coast Guard. Joseph resided most of his life in Raynham, where he raised his family. He was a lifelong educator and the superintendant of Raynham Public schools. Joseph was the former the director of P.C.C., Project Contemporary Competiveness. He enjoyed fishing, coin collecting, writing and above all was a devoted father and grandfather who cherished his time with family. Joseph leaves his children, Robert LaLiberte and his wife Therese Wright of West Barnstable, Nancy Many and her husband Christopher of Taunton, Jean Gilrein and her husband James of Raynham, Joanne Havens and husband Andrew of Fort Wayne, Ind., David LaLiberte and his wife Beth Manning LaLiberte of Needham and Patricia Symes and husband Michael of Wenham. He leaves his 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Alice Bruce of Brockton and Lorraine MacLennan of Annapolis, Md. Funeral from the OKeefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington St., Taunton, Monday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Anns Church in Raynham at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours Sunday from 3-6 p.m. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Donations in Josephs memory may be made to the Dr. E. Joseph & Marjorie LaLiberte Scholarship Fund, Mechanics Cooperative Bank, 72 Main St., Bridgewater, MA 02324. Visit our Web site www.okeefewade.com to sign the online guest book, obituaries and directions.
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Published in The Enterprise on June 28, 2013