SACO — Joanne M. Laliberte, 69, of Saco, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Scarborough, after complications with pulmonary fibrosis.

She was born in Biddeford, on Feb. 11, 1947, a daughter of Rosaire and Diana (Sicard) Laliberte. She graduated with honors from St. Joseph High School, class of 1965 and magna cum lauda from University of Southern Maine in 1990.

Earlier, Joanne was employed by Day’s Jewelry Store for several years. She later worked as a paralegal for Drummond & Woodsum, Donna Bailey, Esquire and David Micca, DPM for over 30 years. Joanne also worked for To The Point Productions and Maine Turnpike Authority, retiring in 2013.

She was predeceased by her significant other of 38 years, Peter Danton, one brother Roger Laliberte, one nephew, Carl Stackpole, and niece baby Michelle.

She is survived by four siblings; Raymond Laliberte and his wife, Brenda, Normand Laliberte and his wife, Fran, Connie Wentworth and Doris Lafortune and her husband, Ray. She is also survived by four god children, Denise Legendre, Karen Parenteau, John Stackpole, Jessica Stackpole and nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Visiting Hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Cote Funeral Home, 87 James St., Saco. A Funeral Service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Cote Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in St. Demetrios Cemetery in Biddeford, time to be announced. To view Joanne’s memorial page or leave an online condolence, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.