Lane Albanese (formally Nancy Lane) of Rocky Hill, CT, age, 78, was born in New York City and lived in Brooklyn until age 7 when she and her family moved to Great Neck, NY. She attended Syracuse University and then Adelphi College where she was set up on a blind date with her future husband. Married at age 19, Lane has three wonderful children; David Lane, who resides in Australia with his wife, Susan and their children, Sam and Max; Kenneth Lane who resides in Scarsdale, NY with his wife, Alyson and their children, Alex, Joey and Amelia; and Debbie Castleman who resides in Florida with her husband, Michael and their children, Jordan and Lauren. During her life, Lane had her own cookie company in Provincetown, a pie company operated out of her home, was an accomplished, self- taught artist and photographer, a cake decorator for Baskin Robbins and much to Lane’s delight sold her hand-knit, one-of-a-kind scarves in West Hartford. She was most happy feeding her creativity with colors, shapes and textures. Having complained to a childhood friend how she didn’t want to be “set up”, Lane would meet her future wife, Anita Albanese, “on a blind date.” Anita and Lane shared 26 beautiful years together. They had a full life which included solving the daily newspaper jumble, a.k.a. making up words that do not exist, trying to learn how to dance for their wedding (they had to stay after class for extra help) and laughing and crying as they navigated their relationship over the years. Lane kept all of those who knew her “on their toes” and with her direct and unpretentious ways which as the years progressed became very endearing indeed. There are not enough words in the English language to describe how much Lane will be missed and how much she was loved. Because of this there will be a memorial service at a later date to allow all her friends and family to attend. Life can abruptly change at any given moment, so instead of flowers or other donations, Lane would want you to hug the ones you love and tell them how much they mean to you. That’s the best way we all can celebrate those closest to us.