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Grace Alessi, 86, Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Grace Calabrese Alessi of Stamford died at Stamford Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 3 at the age of 86. 

Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, on Oct. 15, 1928, Grace immigrated with her family to Greenwich at the age of 2. 

She is a graduate of Greenwich High School and longtime administrative assistant to the CEOs of both Outward Bound Inc. and Cognitronics. 

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dominick Alessi; her son Richard and daughter-in-law Carol; son Thomas; three grandchildren, Dana (Joe), Sara, and Matthew;  her brothers, Frank, Joseph (Johanne), and Mario (Karen); and many nieces and nephews. 

She is predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Serafina Calabrese, and her brother Patrick. 

Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home , 2900 Summer Street in Stamford. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Saint Gabriel's Church at 914 Newfield Avenue in Stamford at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. 

Burial will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, visit www.leopgallagherstamford.com.

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