Kitty Lubrano, of Clifton Park, died on Monday, June 26, 2017. Born October 30, 1935, her life was full of many wonderful adventures and accomplishments. Growing up in Calcutta, India, she and her sisters and cousins enjoyed much fun and adventure, enchanted and sometimes perilous. There she met the love of her life, Lorenzo. Young and in love, they set their course for England. They made a life for themselves there and eventually continued to Canada. Ultimately, they made their home in Michigan, establishing their family and enjoying long and illustrious careers in the automotive industry. Finally, they came to New York to become grandparents to first grandchild, Haley Lauren. Kitty was very devoted to her family while maintaining a career; a true working mom role model. She received many recognitions during her career and dedication to fundraising for charity through the commitments Ford Motor Company made for employee giving programs. An award Kitty earned, that our family experienced (many times), was when Kitty brought home a new upscale Ford model for us to use on a road trip vacation to Florida. This car was decadent and had keypad entry (way back when some cars still had roll up windows) so the kids could hang out in the car at our pleasure, without having to get the keys from the parents. Kitty was an amazing personality, loved by everyone she engaged with, friends and acquaintances everywhere she went. Always fun loving, never afraid to be herself in all her glory, and young at heart. She wasn't only good looks and personality, she was talented with an amazing set of negotiation skills, among other things, and blessed with a never give up attitude. She was very proud of a time when in the Jewish girls school in India, her class was taken to meet Nehru, then Prime Minister of India. She took the opportunity to ask for his autograph and she said he was so gracious and happy to write her a note. The note said "Life is good, but it is up to you to make it worthwhile." This was Kitty's motto and she tried to spread these words to her family, even her own mother, Hayla. Most of all, her unconditional love, devotion to and sacrifice for family was above and beyond. Kitty's family includes her daughter, Brenda; son-in-law Stephen; her grandson, Rafael; and sisters and cousins in Canada, the U.K. and Israel. She will now perhaps be blessed to be reunited with her husband, Lorenzo; granddaughter Haley; and loved ones no longer with us.
Family and friends are welcome to gather at Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy, at the Beth Tephilah Cemetery area where burial will take place Wednesday, June 28, at 1 p.m. with a gathering later that afternoon to celebrate Kitty at 6 Quince Court, Clifton Park, from 5-8 p.m.