Frederick Albert Gricius, 90, Of New Canaan, WWII Veteran, Music Therapist

NEW CANAAN, Conn. - Frederick Albert Gricius of New Canaan died Wednesday, Oct. 8. He was 90.

Gricius served in the U.S. Navy during World War II under the Pacific Theater of Operations as a radio operator and anti-aircraft gunner on a PT boat. He was discharged in 1946.

He received a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1950. He began a career teaching music to schoolchildren in Maine, New York and Cape Cod while receiving a master's degree in music from Boston University in 1956. He was a music therapist at the VA Hospital in Brockton, Mass.

Gricius is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Kathleen from his first marriage; stepdaughter, Mary Neumann; a grandson; and two great-granddaughters. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Christofori; daughter, Joanne Gricius.

Calling hours from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien. A graveside service is scheduled at noon Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Pine Hills Cemetery, West Bridgewater, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Person-to-Person, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.

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