October 31, 1924 – December 17, 2020
Kathleen "Catina" Garbo died on Thursday December 17, 2020. She was blessed with a long and beautiful life. Kathleen was born in Cordenons Italy on October 31, 1924 and came to the United States at the age of 5. She was 96 years old at the time of her passing. She died peacefully and with no pain.
Kathleen will be remembered for her kindness, her warmth, her ability to listen, and her love of conversation. She would make an ordinary visit to her home into a special occasion.
Kathleen was the beloved wife of the late Egidio Garbo and loving mother of David (Michelle) Garbo, and Annette (Ivo J.) Gasparotto. She leaves behind 6 grandchildren, Heather (Tory) Riter, Lauren (Tommy) Akin, Ivo D. (Melissa) Gasparotto, Phillip (Miriam) Gasparotto, Scott (Jessie) Garbo, and Matthew (Lauren) Gasparotto. Dearest Great Grandmother of 14. Kathleen was the beloved sister of Chio Vivian. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be held after the first of the year. Kathleen will be laid in her final resting place this Spring next to her husband Egidio, at Great Lakes Memorial Cemetery, Holly MI.
Memorial contributions may be made in Kathleen Garbo's honor to Meals on Wheels, Senior Adult Division, City of Farmington Hills, 28600 West 11 Mile Rd. The contact number for the City of Farmington Hills Meals on Wheels is #248-473-2825 for donation information.
December 22, 2020
I will miss Kathleen. I did her manicures for 10 years at Carrington. She was very kind and I enjoyed visiting with her every other Monday.
My heart feels heavy that I will not see her again.
December 19, 2020
My husband and I delivered meals to Mrs. Garbo on Fridays and she was the highlight of our day! Always SO sweet, cheerful and kind. We've missed seeing her beautiful smile these last several months. She was a blessing. Peace to the family ...
Rick and Joan Stec