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Helen Luty Kilbosa

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Helen Luty Kilbosa March 5, 1923 - March 14, 2013 Lisbon - Helen Luty Kilbosa, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Norwichtown Rehabilitation and Care Center after a short illness. Born in Jewett City, CT, she attended St Mary's Grammar School and Griswold High School, where she was valedictorian of her class at the age of 16. On October 5, 1941, she married Stanley Kilbosa, her loving husband for 50 years; he predeceased her on December 26, 1991. A lifelong resident of Jewett City/Lisbon, Helen and her husband ran a small restaurant in Jewett City called the Polka Inn until 1956. Additionally, she was employed as a secretary at Plastic Wire and Cable, a receptionist for Dr. James Valace, and a transcriptionist for Dr. Bernard Podurgiel. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Alexander Luty, of Jewett City and her husband, Stanley Kilbosa. She leaves her daughter, Dr. Madelaine Lawrence (Fred) of South Carolina; her four grandchildren, Dr. Rebecca Ramirez (Benjamin) of Columbus, Ohio, Bernard Podurgiel (Jane) of London, England, Debra Wilson (James) of South Carolina, and Jennifer Rosenberg (Ari) of Manhattan; six great-grandchildren, Anna Podurgiel, Timothy Wilson, Ella Podurgiel, Beatrice Wilson, Johanna Wilson, and Benjamin Podurgiel; and numerous friends and relatives. She will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen's memory to the Lisbon Senior Center, whose wonderful services enabled Helen and many other seniors to live at home with supportive activities and transportation, at 11 Newent Rd, Lisbon, CT 06351 or visit http://lisbonct.com/senior_center.php Additionally, donations can be made to Slater Library at 26 Main St., Jewett City, CT 06351. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Jewett City. Family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to church services (9:00 A.M.) at Leffler Funeral Home, 30 N. Main St., Jewett City. Interment to follow Mass at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lisbon. For online memorial/guestbook, visit www.lefflerfuneralhome.com

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Mar. 16, 2013
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