Dana J. Laliberte ’76 died on May 1, 2023, in Skowhegan, Maine.
(The following was provided by the Central Maine on May 12, 2023)
SKOWHEGAN – Dana Jon Laliberte passed away on Monday, May 1, in Skowhegan, Maine. He was born in Waterville on May 23, 1953, the son of Bernard and Ann Laliberte.
An extraordinarily talented three-sport athlete. In his senior year at Waterville High, Dana was the quarterback and captain of the football team, captain and high scorer for the hockey team that won the New England championship, and captain of the baseball team. He matriculated at Bowdoin College, where he played on the freshman football and baseball teams and was a member of two ECAC Division II championship hockey teams in 1975 and 1976. He graduated in 1976, with a major in Classics. Dana was president and social chairman of Alpha Kappa Sigma Fraternity while at Bowdoin.
Following graduation, Dana earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1980 from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. After passing the New Hampshire Bar exam, he was hired as a police legal advisor and City Prosecutor in Dover, New Hampshire. In 1983, he passed the Maine bar and moved to the Portland area, where he was an assistant district attorney for several years.
Dana was predeceased by his father, Bernie “Boom-Boom” Laliberte in 2004, and mother, Ann Poliquin Laliberte, in 2022. He is survived by his children, Nate Laliberte (age 42), and grandson Aiden (age 2), Kyle Laliberte Randall (age 33), and Katie Laliberte Randall (age 27); his sisters, Linda Laliberte-Cote and her husband, Claude Cote, of Lincoln, RI, and Jefferson, ME, and Karen Laliberte and her husband, Dr. John Niles, of Acton, MA, and Boothbay Harbor, ME. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and close friends and teammates from the days when he played hockey for the Waterville Panthers and the Bowdoin Polar Bears.