Luisa overcame many challenges in her life
Born in Italy in 1938, she was a child of war and talked of her
memories of bombs and planes flying overhead
She lost her father, Cesare Clivio, to war
When her mother, Marta Salomoni, married an American in 1947,
Luisa had to leave Italy and the only family she had known
She became a naturalized American citizen and learned to speak
She developed a lifelong love of ballet when her teacher took her to
see a ballet when she was a student in Germany in the early 1950s
She lived in many places throughout her life: Italy, Germany,
California, France, Virginia, and Maryland
She married her husband, Fred Holbrook, in 1977 and was married
for 28 years until his death in 2005
Luisa never had children of her own but always loved babies and
No matter where she lived, she was always a neighborhood child care
She was loved and will be missed — in the end, what more is there?

Services are to be determined. 


  1. Ann Marie Grindstaff says:

    Luisa was my Grandmother by marriage. I have many childhood memories. R.i.p.

  2. Jill Mitchell says:

    Luisa was my stepmother, unfortunately we loss touch when I moved to Wisconsin. I many fond memories of her and may she RIP.

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