Karen M. Lubecki, 64, of Rome, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Rome Health. Born in Rome on April 23, 1957, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Joan (Loftus) McGuire. She was a 1975 graduate of Rome Catholic High and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work from Utica College in 1979. On July 7, 1977, she was united in marriage to Donald Lubecki, a blessed union of 44 years.
Karen held various jobs throughout her working career, including St. Luke’s Healthcare and Parents Anonymous. She was a legal assistant at several local law firms from 1984-97. In 1997 she went to work for the Foothills Girl Scout Counsel and Girl Scouts of NY/Penn Pathway as program specialist, outdoor program manager, camp director and Director of Outdoor Initiatives, a position she held until 2016. From 2016-18 she was the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley’s Crisis Program/Compliance Director. In 2019 she became a consultant/trainer for Upstate Aquatics until retiring in 2021. Karen was a member of the American Camp Associations and a board member of the NY State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Surviving besides her loving husband, Donald, are two sons, Matthew (Danielle) and Mark (Morgan Aley) Lubecki; three sisters, Kathleen (Frederick) Welch, Nancy (Steven Woytowich) McGuire, and Maureen (Salvatore) LaMonica; four precious grandchildren, Matteo, Alexandria, Marcus and Mason; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 13th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 1807 Bedford St., Rome. Interment will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, on Wednesday, January 12th, from 4-6:00 p.m.
You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy, and read the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com.