READSBORO - Ada Marchegiani Libardi, 99, died peacefully on Thursday, May 5, at home with her family.
Ada was born on December 9, 1922 on Grinka Farm Drive in Readsboro to Celso and Teresa (Colo) Marchegiani. She attended school in Readsboro. Ada worked at Wall Streeter Shoes in North Adams, MA, and the Readsboro Chair Co. In 1949 she married Eugene (Geno) Libardi, of Chester, MA, and they began their life together in Readsboro. He was her rock, her partner, and the love of her life.
In 1959 their son Mike Libardi was born. After the death of her sister Dirce in 1961, their family expanded. She and Geno welcomed their three nieces and two nephews into their family and raised them as their own. Things could get a little crazy with 10 people living in one house, but she wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Ada was a member of the St. Anne’s Club at St. Joachim’s Church. She enjoyed gardening with her husband, card parties at the church, large family gatherings, and the Here-You-Are gang. She loved making jellies and jams from the berries she grew in her garden. In her younger years she loved parties with music and dancing. She cared for and helped raise three generations of loved ones and her family was always her main priority in life. To know Ada was to love her. She welcomed everyone into her home with a smile and the offer of a home-cooked meal.
Ada leaves behind her son Mike Libardi, of Readsboro, and his partner in life Sandra Milesi; her adopted children Earlene Lefebvre, of Readsboro, Robert (and Susan) Sanderson, of Readsboro, Faun (and George) Trumble, of Summerton, SC, and Gloria Quinn, of Englewood, FL; six grandchildren, Charlotte Clark, of Readsboro, Lisa Noyes, of Halifax, Ryan Sanderson, of Swanton, Colby Quinn, of Byram Township, NJ, Caitlyn Boyd, of Readsboro, and Jesse Quinn, of Englewood, FL; and nine great-grandchildren. Ada was predeceased by her loving husband Eugene Libardi in 2014; her adopted son Earl “Herbie” Sanderson; her grandson Matthew; her sons-in-law Robert Lefebvre and John Quinn; her sister Dirce Sanderson; and her brothers Norman Marchegiani, Tullio Marchegiani, and Joseph Marchegiani.
At the family’s request there will be no calling hours. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 11 am at St. Joachim’s Church in Readsboro. Burial will follow in the Village Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to gather after the burial for a celebration of her life at American Legion Post 29. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Readsboro Fire Department (Rescue Squad), the Readsboro Lions Club or the Readsboro Library, c/o Covey Allen and Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.