Grace Bontempo Pini passed away peacefully on January 11, 2018 at Maplewood at Orange. She was 88 years old. A longtime resident of Orange, Grace was born on March 4, 1929 in Hamden to the late Anthony and Mary C. Bontempo. She devoted her life to her husband, the late Adolph Pini; her children, Richard (Wendy) Pini, Carl Pini, and Maria (John) Kaprielian; and her grandchildren, Nicholas and Michael Pini and David Kaprielian. She was an avid gardener and an expert craftsperson, sharing her talents with the Orange Arts and Crafts Guild for many years. She also logged over 1800 hours as a volunteer at the Milford Hospital. She loved all animals and the neighborhood dogs knew she always had treats available. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 16th at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Please meet directly at church. There will be no calling hours. Interment to take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamden. In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable contribution to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017, or give online at Arrangements in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Carl and family: So sorry to her of your loss. I have many fond memories of being at the house in Orange, albeit many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Grace rest in peace.

  2. I’m so sorry about your Mom’s passing, Maria. I remember meeting her at your pool party when Johnny was a baby. I enjoyed talking to her about your garden. I know she’s been suffering a long time, so I’m glad her battle is over. May you find peace, as well as John and David. You are all in our thoughts.

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