Counselors available after death of Libertyville student
Libertyville School District 70 psychologists and social workers will be available to help students and parents who are experiencing grief following the death of Butterfield fifth-grader Antonio “Tony” Borcia, who died July 28 when he struck by a boat while tubing on Petite Lake near Lake Villa.
Informal drop-in counseling sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 1 and 2, at the Educational Resource Center, 1381 W. Lake Street, in Libertyville, across from Butterfield School. The free service will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings will be confidential.
Counselors will help students and parents deal with grief following the death of Borcia. Counselors will also explain to parents what they can expect as their child goes through the grieving process. Counselors will suggest books to help both adults and children deal with loss.
The counselors will be available before the wake which is being held from 3-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at The Koenig Center, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple Ave., Libertyville. Counselors also will be available on Thursday, Aug. 2, when the funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Burial will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 1920 Buckley Road, Libertyville.