portrait picture for Grace Frances Range Fosnot

Wake:Thursday, November 14, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM in the Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Friday, November 15, at 10:30 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT.Interment:St. Mary Cemetery, 399 North Street, Greenwich, CT.

Grace Frances Range Fosnot


January 24, 1917 - November 11, 2013

Grace Frances Range Fosnot was born in Chicago on January 24, 1917 to Charles and Pelagia (Pelka) Range. She met and married her future husband, Harold Fosnot, on a blind date at the Drake Hotel in Chicago and they were married in Chicago on June 22, 1940.  They moved to various locales within the US, and settled in Maplewood, NJ, then Greenwich, CT.  After her retirement, Grace relocated to Norwalk, then for the past one and a half years she resided in Leeds, MA.  

She was a loving mother to Harold, Jr. (Marcia), John (Nancy), Mary Barrett (Richard), and Anne Spillane (Stephen).  She was blessed with nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.  Grace was a humble woman who was always giving to others, whether it be baking of breads for others, making quilted baby blankets for AIDS babies, blankets for wounded soldiers (for which she and others at The Marvin received a commendation from Senator Blumenthal for making 1,000 blankets), sewing for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and knitting for others was always a pleasure.  To the end she imagined herself cooking and baking for others. She was pre-deceased by her husband and son, Harold, Jr.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 15, at 10:30 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT. Friends may call Thursday, November 14, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM in the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, 399 North Street, Greenwich, CT.

  1. To Grace’s extended family…
    On behalf of everyone at The Marvin, I want to express our condolences on your loss. Grace was a special person and we are so pleased that she was able to make her home at The Marvin for so many years. She made a tremendous impact on everyone and added so much to The Marvin “family”. Grace was the inspiration behind the 1000 blankets that the residents of The Marvin made for wounded soldiers and we are all so proud of that accomplishment. Your whole family were truly part of The Marvin “family” and you are often in our thoughts. All our good wishes at this difficult time.
    Mary R. Windt, Executive Director, The Marvin, Norwalk, CT

    November 13, 2013
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  • To all of Grace’s family- words cannot even begin to express my sadness and sorrow at Grace’s passing. I have always thought of her as my “mom” and all of you as my family as well. My heart goes out to each of you. She will always be with us in heart and spirit.
    Love, Lori

    November 14, 2013
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  • Dear Mary & family.

    We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    May your memories give you peace and comfort.

    What we have once enjoyed we can never lose… All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~Helen Keller

    We are thinking of you,

    Susan & Steve Hanson

    November 14, 2013
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  • John, Mary, and Anne,
    Our deepest sympathy to you all on Grace’s passing. We remember fondly the great times we had with her and the entire Fosnot family for many Christmas holidays. Always gracious, always kind, always welcoming, and, most importantly, wonderful memories of Grace.
    Thinking of you at this time,
    Linda and Mark Wenger

    November 15, 2013
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