Alfred Thomas Libby

AUBURN – Alfred Thomas Libby passed away, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at his home in Auburn at the age of 93, born on Aug. 17, 1927. Alfred was a ‘forever’ Mainer and a “farmer all his life”. He was owner and operator of Libson Farms, a large dairy herd of registered Holsteins in South Auburn. His passion was the farm and being a farmer; as all knew, who stopped to chat with him.

He was the son of Ernest (1905-1970) and Marion Rudd Libby, (1903-1982). He graduated from Edward Little High School in the class of 1945. In 1947 he met Olive Moody at a dance in Poland, Maine, and were married on April 4, 1948. Olive passed away Dec. 4, 2012.

Alfred was a longtime active member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge in Durham, joining in 1959, he served at many levels, and liked helping with the supper meetings. In 1973, he joined the Scottish Rights Lodge in Auburn, and the Kora Shrine Temple in Lewiston. During his years with the Shrine, he was part of the Androscoggin County Shrine Club and the Kora Crazy Cops, where he enjoyed participating in parades and other festivals.

Alfred was an active member of his community, serving on the Auburn Planning Board for two terms from 1978-1984.

Keeping with his farming heritage he was still a lifelong member of the Maine Farm Bureau and Androscoggin County Farm Bureau.

Alfred was on the Board of Directors for the Farmers Production Association of Southern Maine, the Federal Land Bank Association and Farm Credit Services of Maine from 1980 to 1992.

He and Olive enjoyed dancing most every Saturday night following favorite bands between Gray, Mechanic Falls and Naples. They traveled with friends to many Farm Bureau Annual Meetings across the country and enjoyed several cruises together and with friends.

He is survived by one son, E. Lee Libby and wife Nancy of Wales, and three daughters: Sylvia Palmer and husband Jim of Auburn, Liana Marston and husband Michael of Auburn and Linda Libby and Mark Dumond of Dresden; four grandchildren: Valachia Bell of Raymond, Belinda Hodgdon Carpenter of Sneads Ferry, N.C., Benjamin Rodrick of Portland, and Thomas Libby of Wales; five great-grandchildren: Devon Antoine and wife Milia, Essence Hodgdon, Ashley Bell, Drew Bell, and Isaac Rodrick. Additional bonus family members: Stormi Lacroix-Sanford of Greene, and Eric and Amanda Palmer and son Cameron of Norway.

He was predeceased by his sister, Beverly Morris on Jan. 7, 2021.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at http://www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Dad, you can now officially state “You have been a Farmer all your life”. Rest in Peace – you will be missed, by family and friends.

A graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Auburn followed by a celebration of life will be planned for the spring. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer and Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.



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