Advocate and Elder Care Pioneer – Mirca Liberti

Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook consultant, Mirca E. Liberti passed away after a brief illness Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Aria Health Bucks County. She was 83.

Born and raised in New York City, Mirca was a graduate of Queens College and obtained her M.A. from New York University.

She was a resident of Levittown for 48 years, where she served as an educator within Neshaminy School District.

Her life was dedicated to community service advocacy for those with special needs, especially the mentally and physically handicapped and the elderly. In recognition of her work in eldercare, she received the 2002 Rosalyn Carter Caregiving Award from the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Human Development. She was the co-founder of Children of Aging Parents, an eldercare advocacy group that received nationwide recognition for its pioneering work in this field.

Mirca was recognized on numerous occasions by the Bucks County Commissioners and the Pennsylvania State Legislature for her dedicated service to the community.

She was a long-standing board member of the Archangel Academy for Children with special needs, formerly the Queen of the Universe Day Center.

Beloved wife of 60 years to Carlo Liberti, Mirca is survived by her loving and devoted children, Lawrence and his wife, Geraldine, and their children, Matthew, Gabriel and Nora, and Laura (Liberti) Klimitas and her husband, Paul. She also will be sadly missed by many cousins and other relatives throughout the United States and Italy.

Family and friends are invited to call from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Queen of the Universe Church, 2443 Trenton Road, Levittown, where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Mirca Liberti Scholarship Fund, c/o BCCID, 1226 Veterans Highway, P.O. Box 820 F-14, Bristol, PA 19007.

Condolences to the family may be made at Web site listed below. James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Levittown, PA

From Bucks County Courier Times

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