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Mary Rose Laliberte

March 23, 1921 - October 09, 2013

Gathering:

5-7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1-2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Funeral Mass:  2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

Burial:

Holy Cross North Cemetery

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Mary Rose Laliberte

March 23, 1921 - October 09, 2013

Obituary

Mary Rose Laliberte, 92, Fargo, passed away at Rosewood on Broadway on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

Mary was born on March 23, 1921 to Anton and Magdalena (Ginsterblum) Heimerman in Stacyville, IA, where she grew up and graduated from high school.  Mary met Leness G. Laliberte in Fargo while he was on leave from service during World War II. They were married in Stacyville on October 9, 1945.  The two moved to the Army Air Force Base at Yuma, AZ, where they lived until returning to Fargo in 1946. She passed away on their 68th wedding anniversary.

Mary and Leness were charter members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo. She loved music and served as organist at several Fargo parishes, including St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Anthony of Padua Church (1952 – 1974) and Nativity Catholic Church (1974 – present). 

Her baby grand piano was her first major purchase and she used it to bring music and joy to the family household. She also taught 5th grade religious education at St. Anthony’s, was a member of the Altar Society and active with Birthright. Mary enjoyed her bridge club and Orestes Brownson Study Club.

Summers were spent on Cotton Lake, MN where Mary and Leness enjoyed sailing and the quiet beauty of nature. In later life they occasionally spent winter weeks with Mary’s brothers and sisters in Sun City, AZ.

Mary was a wise and devoted mother to her seven surviving children: Msgr. Robert Laliberte, Fargo; Paul (Chris) Laliberte, Taipei, Taiwan; Andrea (William) Lewis, Fargo; George (Veronica) 

Laliberte, Topeka, KS; Lisa Laliberte, Fargo; Richard (Rachelle) Laliberte, Macungie, PA; Michael Laliberte, Fargo.  She is also survived by  brother, Quentin (Sally) Heimerman, Stillwater, MN; sister, Ruth (Byron) Spear, Albert Lea, MN; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

Memorials are requested to be directed to Birthright, JPII Catholic Schools and Rosewood on Broadway.

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  1. Mary Ruth Velicki says:

    Aunt Mary’s sincerity, caring, gentleness, quick wit and easy laughter will always be remembered. It is comforting to think that her spirit, which soared through her music, now soars through the heavens.

  2. Cathy Schwinden says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Andrea and Family,
    I was saddened to learn of the death of your mother, although remembering she lived across the hall from my mother at the Waterford Memory Care unit, I knew this day would come and that she and all of your family have been saying good-by for a long time. I wish I could have shared my sympathies with you in person, but I was out of town at the time of her prayer service and funeral. I especially remember how often she played the piano for Birthright events.
    Know that she and all of your family are in my prayers.
    Cathy

  3. Gary Fischer says:

    Onalaska WIRichard,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Gary Fischer

  4. Dee Olson (Doyle) says:

    Osage MN
    Dear Andrea: Just a note to say I am thinking about you at this time. Losing your Mom, I know, is a sorrowful time and it seems regardless of age or health issues, it is hard to lose a parent. Just want you to know I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers now and going forward.
    God bless you all and God Bless the memory of you Mom.

    Your classmate: Dee Dee (Doyle) Olson, Class of 1968

  5. Larry Rheault says:

    Plymouth MIMsgr Bob, Paul, Andrea and all the wonderful Laliberte family I never got to know – the loss of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother here on earth is an epic gain for where she now rests. The majorty of you do not know me…but I first met your family when there were only a few living in that immaculate two story white house on 8th Ave So in Fargo – just down the alley from our house. God bless you all.

  6. Colleen (Dwyer) (Maddock) Tuff says:

    omaha NELisa and Family I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I didn’t know her personally but I do have memories of her from Church, and she seemed like a very kind lady. My prayers to you and your family. Colleen

  7. Theresa Ulrich says:

    ? May the angels lead her into paradise…

    My sympathy to all the Laliberte family on Mary’s passing. I’ve been acquainted with Msgr. Bob over the years (through my career as a church musician) and have known Mike as a friend. I did have the pleasure of meeting Mary several times she truly was one of God’s beautiful creations.

  8. Mary Ellen & Dale Reimers says:

    Jamestown ND
    Although we never knew Mary Rose, we’ve become friends and acquaintance’s of her daughter Andrea & Andrea’s husband Bill Lewis. They are wonderfully groomed people with the highest of idealistic objectives. All of Mary Rose children are living proof of the enormous priority her & her husband placed on preparing her family to be exceptionally productive, positive contributors in society. Highest of Christian objectives & refined products that could give to all around them.
    Softly and Kindest regards,
    Mary Ellen and Dale Reimers

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