|Kenneth H. Laliberte, 83|
|Written by TRF Times|
Mesa, Ariz. - Kenneth H. Laliberte, 83, of Mesa, Ariz., died peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Kenneth was reunited with his parents Aurora and Leander; his beloved wife of 61 years, Doris and sons: Ross, Scott and Brent.
Ken will be deeply missed by his daughters: Debra Baker, Lynette Cole and Patti Perkins; his son: Jeff Laliberte and his brothers Ray and Tony.
Ken was a dedicated husband, father and provider. Together Ken and Doris raised 7 children and were blessed with 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Kenneth was born in Terrebonne, on July 8, 1929, where he grew up and married his high school sweetheart, Doris. Ken joined the National Guard in 1949 and was called to active duty in 1951, where he served as a light weapons infantry leader, with Company G- 180th infantry in the Korean War.
While stationed in Korea, Ken was awarded with the Korean War Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Courage in Battle Medal. Ken received an honorable discharge in June 1952 at the rank of Sergeant.
Ken returned to his wife and three small children to resume his career with the J.C. Penny Company as a department manager which spanned 35 years. Ken was transferred with the JCP Company to Riverside, Calif., in 1957 and to Mesa, Ariz., in 1959. Prior to retiring from JCP in 1985, Ken’s dedication, leadership skills and captivating personality earned him many sales and service awards.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 16 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Mesa, Ariz. Interment was held at the city of Mesa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions to Serenity Hospice and Palliative Care, 4144 N. 17th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Arrangements were entrusted to Melcher Chapel of the Roses, 43 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ (480) 964-4537. www.melchermissionchapelof roses.com.