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Grace Klobedanz

December 29, 1932 — December 17, 2021



WATERBURY - Grace Irene (DelRusso) Klobedanz age 88, of Waterbury, left us on December 17, 2021 to enter the gates of heaven after a brief illness at Waterbury Hospital. She was the widow of James K. Klobedanz,.who passed in 1985.

Grace was born on December 29, 1932, the daughter of the late Irene (Priola) Pannone and Sam Del Russo, Sr. She was a lifelong resident of Waterbury and graduated from SS Peter and Paul grammar school and Waterbury Catholic High School in 1950, where she was most fortunate and excited to attend her 65th High School Reunion in 2015. Grace devoted the major part of her life raising and nurturing her three children at home. After they were grown, she worked at East End Pharmacy and Chieffo Insurance Agency in Waterbury. She was a regular parishioner of St. Leo the Great Church, until she left her lifelong home on Norris Street in 2019, to reside at the Village at East Farms Assisted Living on Scott Road. She was an avid member of the Prospect Senior Center and loved to travel on senior trips, go ballroom dancing, attend country craft shows, and play bingo. Grace was a strong, yet humble and kind woman to all that knew her throughout her life. She always looked forward to spending holidays with her family. May her beautiful spirit rest in peace.

Left to honor and cherish her memory is her daughter, Cynthia Nackid and husband, Robert, of Waterbury, her two sons, James and wife, Julie, Klobedanz of South Carolina, and Mark and his wife, Deborah Klobedanz of Florida, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband and her two baby brothers, Sam and Robert DelRusso and her partner of 22 years, Samuel Kowal.

Funeral services for Mrs. Klobedanz will be held privately at the family's convenience. To honor Grace's memory, donations may be made to her passionate charities, St. Jude Children's Hospital and the American Heart Association, in lieu of flowers. Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services 1987 East Main St. Waterbury is honored to be assisting the family during this especially difficult time. Memories endure only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or personal memory with the Klobendanz family on Grace's tribute page at .
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