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C. James “Jim” Liberty passed away peacefully at The Pines Nursing Home on April 20, 2018, with his family by his side. Jim was born March 26, 1942 in St. Johnsbury, VT, the son of the late Cedric and Beatrice (Williams) Liberty.
He leaves his wife of 55 years, Shirley (Martin) Liberty; son, James Liberty and his companion, Star Barden from Lyndonville, VT, Thomas Liberty and wife Kelly Murray-Liberty from Lyndonville, VT and daughter, Susan (Liberty) Boulay and husband, Scott from Little Elm, Texas; a brother, John Liberty from Wheelock, VT; several nieces and nephews and a special nephew, Jeffery Liberty; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren (and one on the way).
He is preceded by his brother, Peter Liberty and sister, Nancy Kidnocker.
Jim graduated from St. Johnsbury Trade School class of 1960 as Valedictorian, before furthering his education at Pratt and Whitney in Hartford, Conn. to obtain his degree as a registered Tool Maker. He worked as a chef at a restaurant on the top of Mt. Washington with his brother, Peter, riding the Cog Railroad to get to his work to earn money for his education.
He was a life time member of the Tom Breslin Center and served as the Auditor for many years, also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Club and a member of the Son’s of American Legion. He also served on the board of St. Johnsbury Academy/Trade School scholarship achievement and academic awards program. He enjoyed playing Cribbage and doing Sudoku, Sunday afternoon rides and spending winters in Florida with his wife.
There will be no calling hours per his request. A mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Church in Lyndonville and a celebration of Life following the service at Lyndonville VFW post 10038. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Caledonia Home Health Care, 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.guibordfh.com.