The Reverend Father James J. Laliberte

November 5, 1936 - December 12, 2020
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The Reverend Father James J. Laliberte, 84, of Cumru Township, passed away December 12, 2020 at the Mifflin Center where he was a guest since November 3rd.

He was the husband of Angela B. (Apsokardu) Laliberte. They celebrated 58 years of marriage. Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, he was a son of the late Lucein & Lorett (Douvell) Laliberte.

Fr. Laliberte graduated high school in Quebec City, and attended Holy Cross Seminary, Brookline, MA. He was ordained a priest in 1962. His first parish was in York, PA where he served for 2½ years. From there he went to Augusta, GE and then to Tallahassee, FL where he served for 10 years. In 1975 he was called to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Media, PA. When he started there, they were in the midst of building their new church. He served for 27 years before retiring in 2001. He took to heart the spiritual health of his congregation everywhere he served, and this was manifest in his selfless ministry. He continued to serve as a priest until his health declined. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife are his children – Barbara O’Malley, Upper Darby, PA, Thecla McCool, Lindenwold, NJ, Mark Laliberte husband of Sandra, Glen Mills, PA, his granddaughters – Tatiana Dudrick, Newark, DE, Sharon McCool, NJ, Alexis & Alana Laliberte, Glen Mills, his great great grandchildren – James & Brie. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Claude and his sister Louise.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12 Noon at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA 19611. Viewing on Monday from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the church. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington. Please honor Fr. Laliberte’ s memory by making a contribution to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church Agape Fund, that works of mercy will be done in his memory. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Laliberte family. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, December 21, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

Address:

1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd.
Reading, PA 19611

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Service Information

Date: Monday, December 21, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

Address:

1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd.
Reading, PA 19611

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 21, 2020

Fairview Cemetery

Address:

New Holland Avenue, Shillington, PA, 19607

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Donation Information

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church Agape Fund

1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd.
Reading, PA 19611

 

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Born: November 5, 1936
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Peter, Barbara, Christie & Victoria Dionisos posted on 12/21/20

Dear Presbytera Angela and Family, Our sincerest sympathies go out to you all on the passing of our spiritual father, Fr. James. When we moved to the area 23 years ago, Father welcomed us to St. George. He was very kind and an immense source of spiritual guidance and knowledge. He has and continues to always be in our thoughts as we have a picture of him baptizing our youngest daughter Victoria in our house. May his memory be eternal. With Love and Sympathy, Peter, Barbara, Christie and Victoria Dionisos

 

Eleni Sitaras posted on 12/20/20

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Eleni Sitaras posted on 12/20/20

Dear Presvytera Ángela and family We were so sorry to hear of Father James passing 🙏🏻✝️... He was in most of our happy and sad events of our lives with his love, presence and support . He served St George with humble passion and dedication , he did it all with a smile. Father James will join our grandfather The very Reverend Father Athanase Devedjakis in Heavenly peace. May His Memory Be Eternal “ Our most heartfelt sympathy Mike, Eleni Sitaras and Family

 

Olyve Legendre posted on 12/19/20

Dear Angela and children. I don't know if you recall me, but I am Richard's sister Olyve. We met in the years 70s my sister Marie and I were with Jack's sister Louise. I Want to offer you my sincere condolences. I hace very good souvenirs about you and Jacques. Kisses. Olyve Legendre

 

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