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.