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Lucy Rose Kleinmann

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Kleinmann, Lucy Rose ALBANY Lucy Rose (D'Antonio) Kleinmann passed away peacefully at Albany Medical Center on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, after suffering a stroke the day before. A lifelong resident of Albany and proudly so, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Angela D'Antonio who had immigrated to this country from Italy. She was graduated from Phillip Schuyler High School and the College of St. Rose where she earned a B.S. and M.S. She was a teacher in the Albany Public School System for over 30 years, retiring in 1994. She found her life's calling in teaching and loved children so. In addition to her parents, Lucy was predeceased by her husband, George F. Kleinmann; her brothers, Angelo (Rose) D'Antonio, Dominick (Delores) D'Antonio, and John (Brenda) D'Antonio. She is survived by her sister, Mary D'Antonio; and daughter, Teri Kleinmann and son-in-law, Joel M. Howard III, and many nieces and nephews. She was a communicant of the Parish of Mater Christi and thought the world of its pastor, Father Kenneth Doyle. Lucy was a person of strong convictions and deep faith, believing in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle. She loved people and had an amazing ability and desire to empathize with others. This quality, coupled with her strong faith and positive attitude, enabled her to be a trusted friend, a shoulder to cry on and an unending source of heartfelt, straightforward advice. She was a pillar for many. To see her bond with total strangers was sheer delight, but often made getting from point A to point B a challenge! She laughed often, cried easily, and was always there when you needed her. She gave 100 percent of herself to each day. What defined Lucy and her life was her complete devotion to her family. Her marriage to George was built on common values, a common faith and a commitment to meet life's challenges together, which they did. She sacrificed greatly to care for George who suffered debilitating strokes in the last 7 years of his life, and Lucy was committed to ensuring his last years would be spent at home under her care. She was so thankful for God's grace that enabled her to do just that. Lucy's love for her daughter, Teri, defies description. The sun rose and set on Teri. Lucy's love knew no bounds and will remain Teri's strength in the years ahead. A better mother, a better friend no one could have. A lover of animals, Lucy was a devoted "mother" to Pootsie, Candy, Jade and Miss Whiskey. She adored her "grandkids", Mr. Snookley, Smokey Bones, Coco and her beloved, Dart. Many thanks go to Lucy's best friend, Mary Hunt, with whom Lucy shared many fun times and much laughter. Lucy's and Mary's shopping trips were legendary, providing endless joy and good sport. Teri and George so appreciated all that Mary added to Lucy's life. Heartfelt thanks go out to John Gilman, a long-time family friend who Lucy relied on greatly and loved like a son. No words could express the family's appreciation for all that John did for Lucy. Lastly, the family would like to thank the staff at Albany Medical Center for the care and kindness showed to Lucy in her last days. Funeral services Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany thence to the Parish of Mater Christi, Albany at 9:00 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Friday, April 12, 2013 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. To leave a message for the family on their guest book, obtain a prayer card or directions, please visit McveighFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions in Lucy's name be made to the Parish of Mater Christi, 40 Hopewell Street, Albany, NY, or the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204.
Funeral Home
McVeigh Funeral Home
208 North Allen Street
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 489-0188
Published in Albany Times Union from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2013
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