Grace Patricia Ferrie Gizzi, 92, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Yale-New Haven Hospital (St. Raphael Campus) surrounded by her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Gizzi.  Grace was born in New Haven on March 16, 1923; daughter of the late George and Ida Cherigino Ferrie.  She had worked as a manager in the men’s department of the former Macy’s in New Haven and later worked for Gloria Jean’s Dance Studio of Dance for many years where she felt at home with her extended “dance family.” Grace was an avid NY Yankees and UCONN Women’s basketball fan, and enjoyed watching tennis.  Grace was the loving mother of Marilyn (Ken) Zalewski of North Haven and Joan Gizzi of North Haven.  Devoted grandmother of Ken (Michael Oliver) Zalewski, Jr., Lauren (Christopher) Strahowski, and Jennifer (Mario) Donini.  Grace adored her Great-Grandchildren; Aidan, Delayna, Fallyn and Juliana.  Also survived by an extended loving family of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was predeceased by her siblings Vincent, Fred and George Ferrie, Dorothy Massari, Alice Fragola, Katherine Follo and Mary Vollano.  The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Grace’s caregivers, Hattie, Alma, Cha and Brigitte for all the excellent care, love and comfort given to Miss Grace,  and to the team on the 3rd floor I.C.U. West, of the Yale New Haven Hospital (St. Raphael Campus), especially Dr. Aydin Uzun Pinar, Dr. Jesse Ricciuti and I.C.U. nurse Sandie Amico.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Saturday morning at 11:00.  Family and friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Ave. North Haven at 11:30 am.  Entombment will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum.