DIXFIELD – Shirley Libby, along with her siblings, are trying to raise money to bring their brother, Joe Lemay, and his wife, Anita, home as often as possible over the next few weeks.

The Lemays’ daughter, Angela, has been in a nursing home since she was brain-damaged in a pool accident when she was 2 years old. That was 33 years ago.

Now, said Libby, Angela has terminal cancer. Her parents live in Orlando, Fla., and find it hard to leave their jobs and come north. Angela lives at the Harris House in Livermore Falls.

“She was permanently disabled and it looks like she won’t live that long,” Libby said.

Joe and Anita lived in Peru for many years. He graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford, then ran Lemay Distributors in Peru for the Pepsi company for years before moving to Orlando six years ago. Lemay works for a warehouse in Florida now and comes home as often as possible, said his sister.

“A lot of people know him,” Libby said.

Raffle tickets for 100 gallons of fuel oil are being sold at Hometown Energy, Weld Street, which is owned by Ike Libby and Gene Ellis. Shirley Libby is also trying to organize a benefit dance.

Donations are being accepted on a Web site set up by Angela’s cousin, Joey Bolduc. To make donations, log in to www.joeyredsox.com/angela.htm

Those who want to help the family may also call Shirley Libby at 562-4433.

If more money is raised than needed, it will likely be donated to the Harris House, Libby said.


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