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WINSTED - Lisa Traub, 57, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at her home at Highland Lake in Winsted, CT. She lost her battle with lung cancer at home late Sunday night. Born in Torrington, CT on Dec. 12, 1953, she attended St. Peter School, Torrington High School, and Southern Connecticut State University. With a degree in physical education, she followed her passion for swimming. A standout swimmer for the Torrington YMCA and Southern Connecticut University, she went on to coach Torrington High School's boys and girls swim teams. She coached the THS boys team that brought home NVL Championships in 1995, 1996, 2005 and 2006, as well as a State Class "L" runner-up trophy in 1996. She coached the THS girls swim team to NVL Championships in 1991 and 1992. Six of her swimmers went on to earn All-American honors, as well as three individual State Open Champions. Lisa's swimmers referred to her as an inspiration and a "pure motivator." Lisa coached her daughters and most of her nieces and nephews in swimming as well. In short, she leaves behind a legacy of swimmers, who have in some way, shape, or form, benefitted from her extraordinary coaching and teaching abilities. Lisa, along with her husband Doug, recently initiated a corporation to develop a community pool in Torrington.
Lisa and her family loved to spend time between Highland Lake, Winsted and Provincetown, Mass. She enjoyed her time together with her husband, Doug, at Rockley Beach in Barbados and sailing, boating and fishing at their waterfront locations. She had a desire for creativity, as evidenced by the multiple homes she and Doug designed and built together. She will be remembered by her zest for life and her willingness to share her thoughts with anyone who would listen.
Lisa had a passion for cooking and enjoyed entertaining, which was often shared with family and friends. She even endeavored in her own sandwich shop called "Soup Etc!" from 1985-1993 on North Elm Street in Torrington.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas S. Traub, Jr. of 36 years, her daughters Amy of Denver, Col., and Marina of Oklahoma City, Okla., her parents Mario and Jean (Borawski) Bossarelli of Torrington, father-in-law Douglas S. Traub, Sr. of Winsted, sister Lynn and Charles Kidd of West Hartford, brother Richard and Claudia Bossarelli of Torrington, sister Nancy and Jeffrey Meyer of Bristol, in-lws: Sally and Fran Marchand of Cornwall, Sue and Paul Grossman of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Danny and Peggy Traub of Eastham, Mass., Jerry and Lisa Traub of Torrington, her nieces and nephews Byron Kidd, Melissa and Michael Meyer, Andrew, Patrick, Christopher and Jeremy Marchand, Earl Gibson, Carly, Kyle and Jordan Traub, Eric, Krista and Matt Traub and her best puppy Shelly. She was pre-deceased by her mother-in-law, DeeDee (Jordan) Traub.
The family plans a private celebration of her life for friends and family on Thursday, March 24, 2011.
If desired, memorial tax free contributions may be made to the Torrington Community Pool Project, Inc., c/o the Torrington Savings Bank, PO Box 478, 129 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. www.Dunnfh.com
Published in Register Citizen on Mar. 22, 2011
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