Lewiston – Richard “Dick” Laliberte, 74, of Brault Street, Lewiston, died Friday at St. Mary’s Hospital with his wife at his side, unexpectedly.

He was born in Lewiston on Oct. 4, 1934, a son of the late Reginald and Ida (Tuck) Laliberte. He was educated in local schools and proudly served his country in the U.S. National Guard.

He married the love of his life, the former Arlene Bikulcius, on Oct. 15, 1955. He worked for most of his years in the restaurant business, at Coopers Restaurant, where he later owned and operated it for over 28 years. Most recently he was working at Ace Security as a security officer. Dick was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and also the Elks Club. He enjoyed golfing, he at one time had memberships at Fairlawn and Martindale. Most recently he enjoyed going to as many different ones as he could with his brothers. He also enjoyed talking to people. Everywhere he went he would see someone he knew and would just have to talk to them and see how things were going.

He leaves his wife of 53 years, Arlene, of Lewiston; a daughter, Ivy Laliberte and her companion, Jason Clair, of Livermore Falls; three brothers, Paul and his wife Lois, Robert and his wife, Doris and Roger and his wife, Jackie, all of Lewiston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Edward; and two sisters, Claire and Joyce.

Arlene and Ivy would like to extend a very special thanks to United Ambulance for their very speedy response and to Dr. Letafati for the exceptional care he gave to Dick for many years. Most sincere thanks to the entire staff in the ICU at St. Mary’s for their utmost professional and compasionate service given to Dick and his family.

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