Alberta M. Daigneau, 83

Alberta M. Daigneau, 83

HILL — Alberta Myrle (Libby) Daigneau died peacefully at home in Hill on Saturday Feb. 11, 2017, having recently moved back from North Carolina in November 2016. She was the wife of the late Wallace A. "Curlie" Daigneau Jr. who passed away in November 2012.

Nicknamed "Bertie," she was born in Everett, Massachusetts, on May 23, 1933, daughter of the late Marion (Prescott) and Miles N. Libby. She then transplanted to a farm in the town of Hill. Schooled in Hill and then at Bristol High School, Alberta went on to be valedictorian of her class.

She had lived in Bristol, Franklin and Andover before moving with her husband to Rutherfordton, North Carolina, where she worked for Webster Valve.

Alberta's passion was raising animals, especially rabbits and chickens and she was never without a dog or two.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Patricia Alexander and her husband Johnny of Forest City, North Carolina; a stepson, Andrew Daigneau and his wife Leslie of Moultonborough; three step-grandchildren, Allison Greene, Desiree Howell and LeAnn Daigneau; and a step-great-granddaughter, Ava Clair Howell; two sisters, Marion Grout and her husband Ernie of Alexandria, and Virginia Cantara and her husband Fred of Hill; and brother, Anson Libby and his wife Barbara of Hill; also many nieces and nephews. Alberta is also survived by her dear friend Bunnie Blais of North Carolina.

Alberta was predeceased by a stepson, James Daigneau; also three brothers, Norman, Roland and Prescott Libby; along with two sisters, Elizabeth Cutter and Helen Moyer.

Graveside services at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hill will take place at the convenience of the family in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Alberta's memory be made to your local animal shelter or the charity of your choice.

Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol is handling arrangements for the family.