Deborah L. Lamberti, 69, of Stamford CT, passed away peacefully on Aug. 15, 2022 at CT Hospice in Branford, CT. She was a licensed psychotherapist , and was the Director of the 5th Ave. Center for Psychotherapy in New York City and later opened her own private practice in New York and Connecticut. Deborah was a graduate of Wheaten College, interned at Trinity College's Institute of Living and received her Masters in Social Work from New York University. . Ms. Lamberti was nationally recognized, early in her career for her grief counseling acumen and was sought out by the Columbine community for her guidance and support. She offered her time volunteering for many years at Gilda's Club in NYC as well as providing support to those affected by the 911 tragedies. She enjoyed volunteering her time to help feed the needy , sacrificing her own holiday gatherings. She contributed her expertise in many printed publications over the years. Debbie was an incredible animal lover and patron of the arts, often rescuing and providing love and shelter when needed. Broadway performances were truly one of her greatest loves having attended numerous productions during her lifetime. She truly lived a life filled with gratitude and love and Debbie will be sorely missed by those whose lives and hearts she touched throughout her lifetime. Family , friends, colleagues and patients alike will forever remember her kindness, compassion and empathy.... a true gentle soul ! The family would like to extend a special thanks to the exceptional staff at CT Hospice in Branford for their compassionate care. Debbie was born in New Haven May 1, 1953, daughter of the late James and Eugenia Pascale Lamberti, founders of the Lamberti Sausage Co. of which Debbie took pride serving as its Vice-President.
She is survived by her beloved sister Cynthia Pallotti , her nephew Jay (Sabrina) Pallotti and her grand-niece Gia and many loving cousins and amazingly supportive friends.
Friends may call at MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. New Haven, CT on Saturday Aug. 20th from 9 to 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael's Church 29 Wooster Pl. New Haven, CT at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in East Side Cemetery, Woodbridge, CT. Contributions may be made at broadwaybarks.org in memory of Deborah L. Lamberti.