We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Greenwood Funeral Home
Glenda “Glennie” Ann Lubrano passed away peacefully at the age of 54 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with dementia. Glenda was born in New Orleans on August 25, 1968, and has lived in Metairie for the past 44 years.
Although Glenda was born with Down Syndrome, she had a very active life. Her accomplishments and achievements are too numerous to list, but here are some highlights of her wonderful life.
At age 6, Glenda began at St. Michael Special School in New Orleans from which she later graduated. She then worked in the Joy Center, a vocational rehab center at St. Michael’s, until 2014. Glenda loved all her activities at St. Michael, especially the Fashion Show in which she modeled one of the garments that she made. One of Glenda’s greatest interests was Special Olympics, which she participated in track and field, bowling, and swimming. She really excelled in swimming, and received numerous gold, silver, and bronze medals in this sport. For many years, Glenda participated in Special Rollers Bowling Program in Kenner, and she especially enjoyed the annual award and family day event. Glenda was a member of the Jefferson Parish Recreation Department Pinnacles Club for adults, and participated in many of their programs and activities. One of her favorite activities of Pinnacles was the Mardi Gras Ball when she was selected for the court and also when she was selected to ride on the float in the Irish-Italian Parade in Metairie. Glenda was a very active member of We Care for Special People in Metairie, which provided social activities for her and her friends. She loved the We Care monthly dances because she loved to dance, and she enjoyed participating in the We Care Talent Show.
Glenda loved to travel, which travels included Pilgrimages to Lourdes in France and Fatima in Portugal in 1984 with her Mother and Grandmother Maw Al.
In 1994, Glenda was honored as a Goodwill Achiever by the Goodwill Industries Volunteer Services for her contributions and achievements in her community.
One of Glenda’s most cherished memories at home was working on her parents St. Joseph’s Altar, which she enjoyed making cookies, serving dinners, and participating as a Saint. Glenda’s other cherished activities at home included puzzles, word search puzzles, listening to music, watching game shows, playing cards and computer games.
Glenda is the Beloved Daughter of the late Glenda Thurman Lubrano and Michael Joseph Lubrano, Beloved Granddaughter of the late Althea Muntz Thurman and Emile A. Thurman, Caroline Tessitore Lubrano and Michael Lubrano, and Beloved Sister-In-Law of the late Mark J. Coniglio (Michele) and Nathaniel “Nate” C. Whitford (Margaret).
Glenda is the Beloved Sister of Hope A. Lubrano, Barbara L. Bagert (Brian), Robin L. Wegener (Hil), Michele L. Coniglio, Emile J. Lubrano (Destiny), and Margaret A. Lubrano. Beloved Aunt to Rebecca B. Brenckle (Joshua), Jessica B. Bellow (Bo), Elizabeth A. Bagert (Adam Newell, fiancé), Joseph A. Bagert, Andrew J. Bagert, Kristen M. Wegener, Joshua J. Coniglio, Jordan M. Coniglio, Joseph E. Coniglio, Gabrielle L. Letort (Kevin), Murphy D. Lubrano, and Matt M. Lubrano. Beloved Great Aunt to Gavin M. Letort and Eleanor M. Brenckle. Beloved Godmother of her Niece, Lauren E. Wegener, and Beloved Godchild of Carolyn L. Buhler.
The Lubrano Family would like to thank and extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Staff and Volunteers at Notre Dame Hospice of New Orleans for their care, kindness, and support of Glenda over the past 5 ½ years. Additionally, we would like to thank all of the Staff and Personal Care Attendants who cared for Glenda throughout her life.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, followed by Holy Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow the Mass at Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 2552 Kentucky Avenue, Kenner, Louisiana 70062.
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