Betty (Karrat) Lubus


Betty LubusBetty (Karrat) Lubus, 89, of Danbury, wife of the late A. Edward Lubus, died at her daughter’s home on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Mrs. Lubus was born in Sarine, Lebanon on January 1, 1930, daughter of the late George and Adele (Seif) Karrat. She immigrated to the United States from Lebanon in 1947, first settling in Utica, NY.

A Danbury resident since 1951, Mrs. Lubus was an active member of the Lebanese community of Danbury. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church of Danbury, where she served on the Ladies Guild and led the Mercy Meal Committee.  For many years, Betty, along with her dear friends Sadie Gabriel and Anita Samaha, prepared the meals for parish functions and charitable events.  Betty was a skilled cook and could easily prepare a full menu for hundreds of guests.  She was renowned for making Lebanese flat bread on a sajj, kibbee nayee, and for ka’ak, a traditional Lebanese cookie served at Easter.  

Betty has received many awards including the St. Charbel Medal from St. Anthony’s Church and the prestigious National Apostolate of Maronites Silver Massabki award.  She was a member of the Lebanon American Club Ladies Auxiliary and was a recipient of the Person of the Year Award given by the Lebanon American Club and Ladies Auxiliary.
She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, and who enjoyed her bountiful cooking and love.  

She is survived by three daughters, Theresa Buzaid and her husband Emile II, Kathryn Simone, and Adele Towers, MD; a brother, Cy Karrat, brother-in-laws Hickey J. and Ray Lubus, sister-in-law Carol Lubus, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brothers Nayef, Fouzy, Steve  and John Karrat, sisters Mary Karam and Edna Feketa, in-laws Morris, Wilson, George, Charles, and Robert Lubus, Elizabeth Estefan, Peggy Evans, and Viola Dorr, her best friends Lucy George, Mary George, Mary Danise and Mary Deep.  

A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12 Noon at St. Anthony’s Maronite Church, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury with the Rev. Naji Kiwan officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Danbury. Relatives and friends will be received on Thursday from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church.

Contributions in Mrs. Lubus’ memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to St. Anthony Maronite Church, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury, CT 06810. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury is in charge of arrangements.


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