Grace Kelly Clohosey


Grace Kelly Clohosey
MIDDLETOWN, CT - Grace Kelly Clohosey, 90, of Middletown, wife of James Walter Clohosey, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Grace was a Leap Day baby, born on February 29, 1924 to William Robert Kelly and Grace Scully Kelly. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1942, she became an executive secretary with Wilcox Crittenden, until she married. She married Walt on May 4, 1957 and became a stay-at-home mom to her three daughters.
She loved planning summer trips for her family as they grew up, she was a talented seamstress, and served her family and the community in many roles, including PTA president, room mother, Brownie Scout leader, and Girl Scout leader.
She was a lifelong member of St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church, a church her grandfather co-founded.
Surviving are her loving husband of 57 years, and her three daughters and their spouses, Ann and Rick Wagner of Middletown, CT, Ellen and Jeff Priest of Aiken, SC, and Susan and Carl Calhoun of Higganum, CT. In addition, she leaves behind six grandchildren, Jonathan Wagner of Middletown, CT, Brian Calhoun and his wife Natassja of Higganum, CT, Jayme Priest Hightower and her husband Justin of Goose Creek, SC, Kara Calhoun of Higganum, CT, Greg Priest of Aiken, SC, and Kevin Wagner of Middletown, CT. She also leaves one great grandson Preston Calhoun of Higganum, CT.
She was predeceased by her parents, and her stepmother Julia Wainwright Kelly.
Friends and family may call on the family at Biega's Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown on Sunday evening, July 27, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral mass will be Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Elm St., Middletown, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. The celebrant will be Father George Busto. Son-in-law Carl Calhoun will sing.
Serving as pallbearers are grandsons, Greg Priest, Jonathan Wagner, Brian Calhoun, Kevin Wagner, and sons-in-law, Jeff Priest and Rick Wagner.
Grace's family would like to thank Middlesex Hospital Hospice and all the other angels who helped us through Grace's illness. The family will be forever grateful.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Cat Tales, P.O. Box 901, Middletown, CT 06457 or on their website at, in honor of her beloved cat Lexie.
Arrangements by Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown, CT.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on July 27, 2014