Maria Grande


Maria Grande, 94, of Bethel, CT, beloved mother, mother in law, grandmother and great grandmother, formerly of Montrose, NY, died on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at her residence.

She was the wife of the late Pasquale “Patsy” Grande.

Mrs. Grande was born in Zungoli, Italy, December 16, 1919, daughter of the late Vincenzo and Immacolata (nee Gammarota ) Annicchiarico.

A resident of Westchester County, NY coming from Italy in 1957, she first settled in Dobbs Ferry and later Montrose. Mrs. Grande was a communicant at St. Christopher Church of Montrose.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening and most especially the time shared with family.

She has been a resident of Bethel for the past three years.

Mrs. Grande is survived by her three children, Raffaela Vara of Trumbull, CT, Gemma Grande and her husband Patrick of Danbury, CT and James P. Grande and his wife Maureen of Montrose, NY; eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son in law, Antonio Vara.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 12 noon in St. Edward the Confessor Church, 21 Brush Hill Rd., New Fairfield, CT.

Entombment will follow in the Shrine of Memories Mausoleum, Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury, CT on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Contributions in Mrs. Grande’s memory may be made to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT, 39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury, CT 06810.



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