Lakshmi Kripalani: 1920 – 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Marcy K. Krever, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: No calls please.

American Montessori Society
116 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003-2163

Lakshimi KripalaniNovember 15, 2013 (updated November 22)—Yesterday we received the sad news that Lakshmi Kripalani died, peacefully in her sleep, on Tuesday, November 12. With a career that spanned some 70 years, Lakshmi was a devoted Montessorian for the better part of Montessori history.

The funeral will be held Sunday, November 17, 12 PM. – 2 PM, at Rosedale Cemetery, 408 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 08904.

We at AMS offer condolences to all in Lakshmi’s wide circle of family and friends. She will be missed.


For those wishing to make a donation in Lakshmi's memory, her family has suggested the following recipients: Covenant Christian Academy, where Lakshmi's grandchildren go to school, and/or the AMS Teacher Education Scholarship Fund (contact Kristine Cooper, director of development).

Related Links

Lakshmi Kripalani and the American Montessori Society's Lifetime Achievement Award

Lakshmi Kripalani on Ashford Radio

Lakshmi Kripalani, "Montessori and Aging," Public School Montessorian

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