Ana Forlano
Ana Forlano

Obituary of Ana Forlano

Ana Clorinda Forlano, 79, of Glenville passed away peacefully on March 23, 2015 after a long illness. The former Ana Repetto was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1935. She was the daughter of the late Francisco Repetto and Blanca Teresa Repetto. She graduated from the Colegio de San Jose in 1953. She received her bachelors degree in education from the Instituto Nacional de Ensenanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas in 1957. She was a 2nd grade teacher in her native Argentina from 1957 to 1959. She then lived in Orleans, France from 1959 through 1961 where she worked as a Spanish language teacher. She then returned to Buenos Aires and was a French language teacher at both Colegio de San Jose and Lenguas Vivas, where she had been a student herself. She worked there until she met the love of her life, the late Roberto Jose Forlano. They married on December 18,1968 in Buenos Aires. Soon after they moved to Schenectady NY, where her husband was already employed. She took great pleasure in raising her family and was a devoted mother and wife. She returned to teaching Spanish and French at the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District and tutoring at various schools after she had raised her children. She was an accomplished linguist and was able to speak four languages fluently. Her passion in life was spending time with children, be it her own children and grandchildren or her students. This instinct was intact with her until the end. She enjoyed gardening, reading and above all else spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Ana also enjoyed spending time with her friends. She loved the comradery of friendship and one of her beloved pastimes was having luncheons and spending the afternoon with her friends. She easily forged special bonds with others. With her warm smile, grace and elegance she could make anyone's day feel brighter just by spending time with them. She was predeceased by her brother in Argentina, Bartolome Repetto. She is survived by her sons, Bartholomew Forlano and his wife Karyn and William Forlano and his wife Tammy. She was the loving grandmother of Robert and William Forlano; Henry and Giavanna Forlano and Logan Wunder. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 28, at 9 AM from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd. Glenville with Rev. Jerome Gingras officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd. Friday from 6-8 PM. Burial will take place on Saturday in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Memorials in Ana's name may be sent to Alzheimer's Disease Research (
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 27, 2015
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States
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