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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Grace Francia

Grace Francia

May 15, 2019
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Grace (Riccardi) Francia, 93, of Simsbury, wife of the late James Francia, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born September 20, 1925 in Terracina, Italy, daughter of the late Giovanni and Domenica (Felici) Riccardi and had lived in Greenwich prior to moving to Simsbury 26 years ago. Mrs. Francia was a Seamstress for Decorator’s Studio in Greenwich for many years prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Simsbury and was active in knitting activities until she found her true hobby, painting. Her favorite medium was water color and she also enjoyed zentangle. Grace was active in the Simsbury Senior Center and was known for her gardening, cooking, sewing, and Wii bowling. Her favorite activity, however, was spending time with her grandchildren, her true pride and joy.
She is survived by her daughter, Sina Amarell and her husband Martin of Simsbury; her grandchildren, Emily, Katie and Timothy Amarell of Simsbury and several nieces and nephews both in the US and in Italy. Grace was predeceased by all five of her siblings from Italy.
Funeral will be Thursday, May 23rd, 9:15 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Church in Simsbury. Burial will follow in Simsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities, 839-841 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105-2801. The Vincent Funeral Home of Simsbury is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Grace’s Book of Memories at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.
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  • Visitation

    May 23, 2019 | 9:15am - 9:45am
    When
    May 23, 2019 9:15am - 9:45am
    Location
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    Address
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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  • Service

    May 23, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    May 23, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Mary's Church - Simsbury
    Address
    942 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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    Officiant
    Fr. Frank Matera
  • Interment

    Location
    Simsbury Cemetery
    Address
    16 Plank HIll Road
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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Deborah Leonard

Posted at 08:31pm
Grace was in my art class for several years. She was such a delight to work with! In the beginning, she was a bit tentative and she wanted me to check her work frequently. Very soon she was painting glorious scenes, often working on two or thee at a time! I’d help her mix the colors correctly and she’d write down the combinations on tiny scrapes of paper so she could continue at home. She was an absolute joy to have in class! I loved her spirit and her energy. We all did. I will truly miss her and the goodness she shared with us each week. My deepest condolences to her loved ones.

Debbie Leonard
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