Young Libertyville boating victim’s funeral set for Thursday
LIBERTYVILLE — Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church for Antonio “Tony” Borcia, the 10-year-old who died Saturday in a boating accident on Petite Lake.
Libertyville Grade School District 70 psychologists and social workers will be available to help students and parents begin to process their grief the day of the funeral and also before the boy’s wake, which is being held from 3 to 9 p.m. today, Aug. 1, at the Koenig Center, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple Ave.
Counselors also will be available in an informal drop-in setting today and Thursday at the Educational Resource Center, across from Butterfield School. The free service will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days at the center, 1381 W. Lake St. Meetings will be held in confidential settings.
A district spokeswoman said counselors will help students deal with grief, as well as explain to parents what they can expect as their child goes through the grieving process. Counselors also will suggest books to help both adults and children deal with loss.
The youngster was entering the fifth grade this fall at Butterfield School.
Authorities are still investigating the incident in which the 10-year-old was being pulled on an inner tube with another child from a pontoon boat on the lake near Lake Villa at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
He apparently fell off the tube and was hit by a passing boat.
Illinois Conservation Police are heading the investigation into his death.