Grace Adelle Castronovo, 86, lifelong resident, longtime athlete

Obit-Castronovo-1-30Grace Adelle Castronovo, 86, died on January 23, 2014 at Stamford Hospital.

Born June 1, 1927 in Greenwich to Lillian Clement Castronovo and John Castronovo, she was a lifelong resident of Greenwich. She attended Greenwich Public Schools and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1945.

Grace began her career at Conde Nast Publications in Old Greenwich and, upon their relocation, she joined Faucett Publications which later became CBS Publications. She also was a bookkeeper at Rye Shoe Store.

Grace was a natural athlete, playing softball for many local women’s teams and also coached several girls’ softball teams throughout the town of Greenwich. She could often be found on the sidelines cheering for her nieces and nephews at local sporting events. Grace was also an avid bowler, and a member of the 300 club.

Grace is survived by her sister Eleanor Orrico of Cos Cob, her aunt, Antoninette DiFilippo of Grass Valley, Calif. and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers Frank, Ralph, John, Patrick and Michael and her sister Mary Saracino.

Grace’s devotion to her family originated from her childhood experiences growing up in Greenwich during the Depression and she helped to support her family after the death of her father at an early age. She was adored by her family, and will be greatly missed.

Family and friends called at the Castiglione Funeral Home at 134 Hamilton Avenue on Sunday, January 26. A funeral mass was held on Monday, January 27 at St. Mary Church in Greenwich followed by Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Greenwich.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Grace’s name can be made to the American Diabetes Association, and the National Kidney Foundation.

 

—by the family

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