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Granata MD, Claudia
Claudia Dinan Granata MD, age 58 of Orange, the beloved wife of Attilio V. Granata, MD, died Thursday July 24, 2014 in her residence. Claudia was born in Bridgeport and was the daughter of Althea and the late Vincent Dinan. She was a 1976 graduate of Smith College and a 1980 graduate of the Yale School of Medicine. She served her internship and residency from 1980 until 1983 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was in private practice with Pulmonary Associates of New Haven and was on the medical staff of both Yale New Haven Hospital and St. Raphael Hospital. After raising her children, she taught middle school mathematics at the Foote School in New Haven. Claudia's family was the center of her life; she enjoyed knitting, cooking, playing the piano, reading, and playing with her beloved dogs. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children: Vincent M., Christopher J., Timothy D., and Elizabeth C. Granata. She also leaves behind her mother, Althea Dinan, her sister, Althea Dinan II, and her sister's husband, Thomas O'Connor. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Wednesday, July 30, at 11:00 am at the St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be private. There will be no calling hours. Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Ave, Bridgeport is in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the American Lung Association at www.lung.org or the Breakthrough Collaborative at www.breakthroughcollaborative.org.




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Published in Connecticut Post from Jul. 27 to Jul. 29, 2014.
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June 4, 2015
Dear Vince:
I have only just now learned of the tragedy your family has endured. My heart goes out to you and to all in your family and your mom's many friends. I never got to meet her, but loved her chocolate chip cookies at the crew race in CT! Our family will keep you in our prayers always. God bless & comfort you -Joan, Jim, and Kelly McCabe, NCDS family
Joan McCabe
August 12, 2014
Dear Attilio & Family:

Just to let you know...you are not alone in your next journey. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Warm regards,

Helen (Liz)E. Ryan Rossiter & Norman Rossiter, Taplow nr. Maidenhead, Berkshire England SL6 0QA
(44) (0) 1628 603530 (Home) and
(44) (0) 1628 667300 (Work) * both have an answering machine ...alternatively via e-mail...
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August 7, 2014
Dear Dr. Granata and Family: Words cannot express our sadness and shock on the untimely death of Claudia. We remember meeting you and Claudia when Chris and Alex were freshman on the Bowdoin Swim Team. We had many wonderful conversations and spent many hours sitting by the pool cheering for our "boys". We all were so pleased that you were able to attend the graduation party and we could visit with you all. Claudia was a gentle and caring person and our hope is that you all will eventually find some peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Peter & Priscilla Kokinis
August 6, 2014
Dear Dr. Granata and family, I can hardly find the words to express how shocked and saddened I am at this untimely and tragic loss. Claudia was a delight to know and the singularly most lovely student to ever grace my piano bench. I will not soon forget her.

"My own consolation lies in knowing that it was NOT the will of God that Claudia die; God's heart was the first of all our hearts to break" [Rev. William Sloane Coffin]

...and so it seems. Rest in peace, Claudia.
Pamela Kalt
August 4, 2014
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and hopes you and your family will find the path to some peace. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.
Linda Pierce
August 4, 2014
I just heard of Claudia's passing. I worked for Althea for about 6 years and met Claudia two or three times. I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Linda Prion
August 2, 2014
To the family:

My name is Deborah Outlaw, my mother is Frances Dinan Stoll. I am very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
August 1, 2014
Dr. Granata & family, my heart and prayers go out to each of you on the loss of your wife and mother. I pray God will give you peace during this difficult time.
Sandi Stewart
August 1, 2014
Attilio,Chris and Liz we are so so sorry for what happened to your family. We are all thinking about you all and the good times when the kids were little and how nice and gentle Claudia was.
All our love
Gisella, Jeff, Alessandro and Luca Powell
July 31, 2014
Attilio, I am so deeply sorry for your loss and the tragedy that has struck your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children, that you may find your way to a place of peace and healing.
Suzanne Rosenberg
July 31, 2014
My Dear Cousin Claudia, May you rest in the arms of Jesus with the knowledge that your family will be praying for you.
Anthony Milano
July 31, 2014
Dear Attilio,

My heart is breaking for you and your family.
I have never forgotten you and Claudia and the time we spent together in the ER at the WHVA so may years ago.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Susanne Harris, PA
July 31, 2014
Our heartfelt sympathies at this most difficult time.
Dr. and Mrs. David E. Silverstone
July 31, 2014
Dr.G and family
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Donna Palier
July 31, 2014
Dear Dr. Granata
May your faith in God and the comfort of friends and family sustain you in this time of sorrow.
Karen Dwyer
July 30, 2014
Dear Dr. Granata,
May God's love surround you and your family during this time in the valley. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fatmata Williams
July 30, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your family comfort during this time.
Maria Catalfamo
July 30, 2014
I am a current cancer patient i heard about your loss today when i was at my radiation treatment my heart goes out to your family
samuel salamone
July 30, 2014
Dear Attilio,
My deepest sympathy and prayers for strength to you and your family.
Joanna Z-Wynne
July 30, 2014
Dear Attilio and family:
My eyes swelled when I heard of your family's lost. Time passes but memories always stay close to our hearts. May your happy memories sustain you and your family always.
With my prayers,
Joan Ryan
July 30, 2014
My deepest condolences...
Joanne Vargas
July 30, 2014
Atillio,

"Those we love don't go away,
They walk besides us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and forever dear."

Thinking of you during this time of tremendous loss.
Sharon Ober
July 30, 2014
Dr. Granata and Family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort and strength to help you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

Mary Catala
July 30, 2014
Attilio & family--I am so very sorry for your loss.
Diane Deegan
July 29, 2014
Just heard the horrible news. I am so sorry for your loss. Never can be prepared for such events. They say the time heals all wounds but sometimes I am not sure. Will be praying for you and your family
Steve & Lisa Warsof
July 29, 2014
Dr. Granata,

I am praying for you to have peace and strength at this time. You have my deepest sympathies.
Kristin St. Onge
July 29, 2014
Dear Althea,
I am the youngest son of Joseph P. and Elizabeth Dinan. My wife Susan and I wish to give our condolences to the Granata and Dinan families. Regards, Michael Dinan, Doylestown Pennsylvania
Michael Dinan
July 29, 2014
Dear Attilio,
Our thoughts and our prayers are with you. Please call if there is anything we can do to help you through this difficult time. 203-907-8937.
Ken and Linda Cohen
Kenneth & Linda Cohen
July 29, 2014
My family lives in orange and heard about your loss
God will guide you all in the right direction. I will light a candle for you and your family. J. Derose
July 29, 2014
Dear Granata Family,
We offer our heartfelt condolences to you and your family in this unimaginable time. We hope in the short term you have the support and privacy that you need and in the long term, understanding and peace. Our thoughts are with you.

Sincerely,
The Breakthrough Collaborative Team
Breakthrough Collaborative
July 29, 2014
Dear Attilio: I was very shocked and saddened to learn about your loss of Claudia.There isn't much we can do to heal the pain in your heart except to tell you that we are grieving with you.
Much love, Vince and Daria Andriole
Vincent Andriole
July 29, 2014
dear Atillio,
Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of great sorrow .
Marguerite Pinto
July 29, 2014
Dear Attilio: Daria and I were very shocked and saddened to learn about your loss of Claudia. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do to heal the pain in your heart except to tell you that we are grieving with you. Much love, Vince and Daria Andriole
July 29, 2014
The Boss family sends you our prayers and deepest sympathy for your loss.

I Susan Boss worked for both attorneys for many years and become very close to them like family. If you need me for anything both Althea's just let me know. My heart is filled with sorrow for you both.
Susan Boss
July 29, 2014
Dr. Granata- I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family in this very difficult time.
Michelle Bostic
July 29, 2014
You were a shining star when I met you in high school and will continue to burn brightly from above. The spirit lives on.
Joanne Arlia
July 29, 2014
So very sorry to hear of your loss.
I worked in the law office of mother, Althea Dinan, in the 1950's.
Heartfelt sympathy to all family members.
Mary Lou Virelli Fenick
July 29, 2014
Dr Granata,
Words can't ease the horrific grief you and your family must be feeling but I pray that somehow God gives you peace, and that you feel the outpour of love and support from friends. I remember you sharing your beautiful love story back in the Oxford days. The deeper we love the more crushing our grief. Praying for your strength to carry on.
Loretta Meady Tepper
July 28, 2014
Dear Althea & Family, As a former client of yours in the 80's, We remember fondly how you spoke about your daughters Althea and Claudia. You were so proud that Althea was following in your footsteps and that Claudia was pursuing a career as a pulmonary specialist . We are truly sorry for your loss and send to you our sincerest condolences .
Irwin (Fellman ) Langewisch
July 28, 2014
I am sending many thoughts and prayers for your family. I will continue to think of you and pray for you all in the coming days.
Shirley O'Neil
July 28, 2014
Dear Attilio and cousin Althea;
Words are inadequate during this
sorrowful moment.Our deepest sympathy.
The Gaito family, Niantic.Ct.
July 28, 2014
Attilio,

I cannot even find the words to tell you how sorry I am.
Wishing you and your family strength and peace.
Margaret DiBiase
July 28, 2014
Dr. Granata,
All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of deepest sorrow.
Linda Sheehy
July 28, 2014
Hello Dr. Granata,
I do not know your family. However, my sister went to school with Vinny. I just felt compelled to send my sincere condolences to you and your family. May the Lord Bless you all at a time such as this. Look to God when you don't know what else to do.

Sorry for your loss.
Jade Amaechi, PharmD
July 28, 2014
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Crystal Maisto
July 28, 2014
Atillio,
I am ever so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Deborah Ratliff, MD
July 28, 2014
Dr. Granata you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God continue to comfort and bless you in your time of sorrow and the days ahead. God Bless
Tolja Valentine-Connor
July 28, 2014
Dr. Granata, Lord gives you and your family the strength and comfort to get through on this time of great sadness.
Betsy Nunez
July 28, 2014
Dr. Granata, Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you and family.
Debbie Goodall
July 28, 2014
Dear Attilio and family-
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you can be comforted by the community of friends and family who are thinking of you at this time.
Sending my thoughts and good wishes to you,
Helen Blumen
Helen Blumen
July 28, 2014
Dear Attilio,
I was deeply saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Lisa Greco
July 28, 2014
Dr. Granata My prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord bring you and your family strength and comfort in this time.
Yvonne Vazquez
July 28, 2014
Dr Granata,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Lynda Collins
Durham,CT
July 28, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as well as my deepest sympathy.
Pat DiBella
July 28, 2014
Dearest Dr. Granata and Family:

I pray that you are comforted by the love of your family and friends and the memories of your beloved Claudia.

Dr. Granata, our thoughts and affections are with you during this time.

Sincerely,
Annise
Annise Caro
July 28, 2014
Attilio - I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you and your family strength and courage during this time of bereavement.
Tracy Belbusti
July 28, 2014
Dr. Granata and family: I feel unable to find words of comfort for your pain, but I wish to express my deepest regret at the loss you have suffered.
Dodi Michaud
July 28, 2014
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Dawn Clavette
July 28, 2014
To the Dinan and Granata Family and friends,
My condolences to your on your loss of Claudia(Your Daughter, Mother, and Wife). My prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
The Chirsky family
Kathleen (Chirsky) Stolz & Family
July 28, 2014
Dr.G , may the hearts and minds of you and your family be filled with the wonderful memories of your beloved wife during this very sad time. I will keep you all in my prayers and ask for guidance and understanding.
Sheila Howard
July 28, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 28, 2014
Dear Dr. Granata,
With my deepest sympathy I am praying for your strength and courage to cope with the sorrow and loss during this time.
GOD BLESS and KEEP you and your family surrounded by HIS presence and healing.
Sincerely,
Karen Bellemare, RN
July 28, 2014
Dear Granta and Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you all peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

The D'Amico Family
July 28, 2014
To the Dinan & Granata Families:
It is with deep sorrow that I offer my condolences to all of you. I have wonderful memories of Claudia from our grammar school days at John Winthrop, she was the best partner to do projects with, had the best birthday parties where I first learned how to play charades, and had fun at my house drawing on my giant blackboard. I pray that you find comfort in all of your wonderful memories and will be a way to always keep her with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Janice Cooper Maronich
July 28, 2014
Attilio, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Michael Behrens
July 28, 2014
Dear Attilio and Claudia's family,
We are praying for you and wishing you all the strength and faith it will take to support each other through this challenging time. Try to take care. Fondly, Diane, Kevin, Thomas & Gordon Driscoll
Diane Driscoll
July 28, 2014
I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Dinan briefly many years ago when my mom was in the ER, a week after her discharge from over 6 weeks in the hospital after the removal of her lung because of lung cancer. She was not Dr. Dinan's patient, but she was called in that night, and her kindness and compassion to my mom and I during such a frightening time, was something I've remembered all these years. My thoughts & prayers are with her and her family .
Kathleen MacArthur
July 27, 2014
My Dearest Claudia,
We went to school together so very young..We were not the best of friends but friends no less. You were a very smart, gifted and lovely person. May God Bless you and your family
Jo-Ann Scully-Yana
July 27, 2014
Dear Attilio and family,
Words can not express the depth of sorrow for your loss. I pray God will provide all the strength and comfort you need at this most tragic time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
"my precious child, I will never leave you...during your trials and testing...it was then that I carried you"
Wendi Cain
July 27, 2014
Attilio, Vincent ,Lizzy, Chris

My thoughts go out to you guys. I have such fond memories from Foote school, birthday parties, just daily growing up with the kids. Bonnie's bat mitzvah and Brian's bar mitzvah. Are just some that come into my mind. I love you all and will be thinking of you.
Lori Silverberg
July 27, 2014
Dear Attilio and family,
No words can soothe the pain you are enduring. We hope the love around you and your love filled memories will help you through today and every day. With heartfelt thoughts, prayer and sympathy from those who mourn with you,
Sherry Kasowitz & family
Sherry Kasowitz
July 27, 2014
TRIAD / MC
Farewell
David J Bhaltazhar Esq
July 27, 2014
Dear Dr Granata,
My heart goes out to you and yours at this difficult time. It seems like yesterday we were throwing you a bachelor party in the Clinic at Bridgeport Hospital and celebrating as you started your family...
My prayers are with you and your family.
Ileana San Pietro
July 27, 2014
Attilio--we are truly saddened. Our prayers are with you and your family. Joseph and Claire Greco, Palm City, Florida
July 27, 2014
To the Dinan and Granata families, I am sorry for your loss. Peggy(Dinan) Carvalho and family.
Peggy (Dinan) Carvalho
July 27, 2014
So sorry for your loss
Thoughts and prayers
Jessica Pellegrino RN
July 27, 2014
Dear Attilio and family.

We're praying that God will give you strength at this very sad and difficult time. Our hearts go out to all of you.

With love and sympathy,

The Pantalena Family
July 27, 2014
To the Granata and Dinan families, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. The elder Althea Dinan was my mother Elizabeth Hartmann's attorney for many years and a close family friend. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Deborah Brownstein
July 27, 2014
Dear Dr. Granata and family- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and your family in the days ahead. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you all.
Melissa Altieri-Lutinski
July 27, 2014
Dear Attilio and family
I am so saddened for your loss. May God give you comfort and peace.

Elena Olszyk
July 27, 2014
Dr. Granata,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sadness.

Joyce Turek
July 27, 2014
Dear Attilio and family, I was greatly saddened to hear of Claudia's passing. She was a wonderful, caring person and she will be missed. May all of you find healing and peace in the days to come. My prayers are with you all.
Jean Oristsno
Jean Oristano
July 27, 2014
To the Granata family, Your brothers and sisters in Christ at Zion Lutheran Church are praying for you. May God grant you peace and comfort.
Rachael Schettenhelm
July 27, 2014
my deepest condolences
joyce lasse
July 26, 2014
Dear Attillio & Family,

I am so sorry to hear this unbelievable and very tragic news.
I know you both have been THE best parents and I am sure a piece of your heart has been torn out. Please know that my sincere sympathies are in my heart for all of your well being given this very egregious reality.
Jon, Donna, Derek & Max Van Gorder
July 26, 2014
Dear Attilio and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss..though it's been many years since I've seen you all, I have thought of you many times over the years. You're all in my prayers.

Much love,
Lora
Lora Foster-Cave
July 26, 2014
Dr. Granata and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss and hope that you may some day find peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jen Mauro
July 26, 2014
Dear Attiliio
May our Lord Jesus give you and your family strength and courage during this terrible tragedy. We are here for you ,my dear brother. Love you
Marie Latella
July 26, 2014
Dear Dr. Granata and Family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Sandi Papotto
July 26, 2014
Dear Attilio and family
So sorry for your loss. May God watch over you.

John and Sandra Santucci
July 26, 2014
Dear Attilio and Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this extremely difficult time.
With deepest condolences,
Nancy, John,Mark,Jay and his wife Lisa Ferraro
Maiden-Porto
Nancy Porto-Ferraro
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