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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Farrell Pays Tribute to Marcia Lieberman, Mother of Sen. Joe Lieberman

Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell today said the death of Marcia Lieberman, mother of Sen. Joe Lieberman, was sad but a celebration of a life well lived.

Marcia Lieberman, who became an iconic figure in the vice presidential and presidential campaigns of her son, died Sunday in Stamford. She was 90.

In a statement, Farrell said: “The passing of Marcia Lieberman is indeed sad, but should be a celebration of a life well lived. I first met Marcia in New Hampshire when she was campaigning for her son Joe in his bid for the presidency.

“On a very cold Sunday morning in Salem, N.H., Marcia Lieberman joined Joe and his family in a very tiny VFW Hall, and in spite of the temperature, beamed with pride during her son’s speech.

“This past fall, we celebrated Marcia’s 90th birthday at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford. The same pride radiated from Marcia as she heard tributes from her children and grandchildren, as well as her friends and neighbors.

“Marcia was a very independent-spirited woman who would always offer sweets when visitors arrived at her home, along with loving support and a few opinions as well. She was an extraordinary role model for all who knew her. Our memories will be of a strong, loving wife, mother, friend and mentor. She was quite a lady!”


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