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Obituary of Alice Marie Lubkowski
Alice was born in 1925 in Buffalo, New York. She grew up alongside three sisters and a brother, with parents who owned a general store. At an early age she learned financial responsibility as her mother put her in charge of the penny candy at their shop! Alice attended high school at Villa Maria Academy where she was valedictorian of her graduating class and went on to work for New York Central railroad. She met her husband, Emil, and they married at Queen of Martyrs Church. Her faith was very important to her as she said the rosary every day and was a member of Ladies Sodality. Alice left the workforce to become a full-time stay at home mother to raise her pride and joy; four beautiful children. She loved planning family vacations and they even took a trip to see the World’s Fair in 1964. Teaching her children finances and budgeting was important to Alice, as it was to her parents; all her children were paper boys and girls from a young age. Her words of comfort that still hold true through in her children’s minds was always “This too shall pass.” When Alice was young, she enjoyed sewing and often made her own drapes and dresses. Her and Emil enjoyed gardening very much. They had a heart shaped flower garden and a big vegetable garden. She would often boil down homegrown grapes to make her family handcrafted grape juice. They both loved growing tomatoes and canning them, frequently making their own sauce! Alice made an awesome lasagna with this. She was all around a great cook, teaching her children and their spouses how to cook as well! They loved her roast beef with gravy too. When her children were little and would learn about different countries in school, she would indulge them by learning to cook a regional dish, to further stimulate their educational curiosities. Even though she was a triumphant cook, she still relished in the simplicity of her favorite snacks, popcorn and pretzels. In Alice’s later years, she enjoyed traveling with Emil. They vacationed and cruised to places like Hawaii, Mississippi, Las Vegas and Virginia to see the family. Alice loved casinos! She used to say that the sounds and lights was a “diversion from everything else.” Lubkowski, Alice M. (nee Delewski) passed away on January 19, 2020 of Harrisonburg, Va formerly of West Seneca, NY. Beloved wife of the late Emil J.; cherished mother of Dian (Cecil) Thompson, Daniel (Susan), John (Kathleen) and the late David (Suzanne) Lubkowski; grandmother of 6; great-grandmother of 3 and great great-grandmother of 1; predeceased by 4 siblings and her parents. Friends received at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME 1340 Union Road West Seneca on Friday from 4 – 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Saint John Vianney Church 2950 Southwestern Blvd. Orchard Park, NY 14127 on Saturday at 11AM. Please assemble at the Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Alice’s memory to Saint John Vianney Church. Please leave online condolences at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, January 24, 2020
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home - West Seneca, NY
1340 Union Rd.
West Seneca, New York, United States
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 25, 2020
St. John Vianney
2950 Orchard Park Rd.
Orchard Park, New York, United States