Grace Rosemary Coscia
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Resident of Norwalk
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, Grace R. Coscia died peacefully at the Norwalk Hospital.
Grace was born on March 5, 1927 in the Bronx, NY, eldest of three children born to Pasquale & Mary (Lampo) Lacalamita. She lived in Norwalk for most of her adult life spending time with her beloved family and many treasured friends at her favorite places: Shady Beach, Sprite Island and the Oak Hills Golf Course. Grace worked for over 30 years at the Norwalk Jewish Community Center and loved teaching generations of children at their pre-school program. She also enjoyed taking classes at the Norwalk Community College, graduating at the age of 65 and continued to take classes for most of her life. Grace travelled extensively with her husband and especially appreciated their many trips to Italy.
Grace was active in community and church affairs. She was with the group of seven who assisted the Reverend John Giulliani in establishing Norwalk's first soup kitchen on South Main Street. Later she helped Father Rousseau at St. Joseph's Church in leading a social action committee. Grace loved flowers and enjoyed serving on the church's flower committee.
Grace is survived by her husband Anthony of 61 years, her daughters Carolyn & son- in - law Ron Dominici, Christin Coscia, her son Peter Coscia , daughter- in-law, Beverly Coscia and predeceased by her son Stephen. She will also be greatly missed by her three grandchildren, Danielle Longo and husband Rob, Christin Schor and husband Al and Michael Dominici, four great grandchildren Dylan, Sabastian, Malachi & Gianna Longo. Grace had many lovely friends, too numerous to list. She was a wonderful listener and had a warm heart for all she met. She maintained a great sense of humor throughout her life. Grace will always be remembered for a life well lived and loved. Grace and her family are grateful to Dr. Zelkowitz and the many staff members at Norwalk Hospital, Whittingham Cancer Center and the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County for their loving care. As per her wishes, services will be held privately by her immediate family. In her memory, contributions may be made to the Whittingham Cancer Center.
Published in The Hour on Feb. 13, 2013