Grace Margaret Serio, age 94, formerly of Hawthorne Ave., Hamden, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2009 in New Haven. Grace is the widow of James A. Serio, Sr. She is survived by her daughter Eleanor S. & her husband Thomas Hylinski of Orange; sons Richard A. Serio & his wife Joanne of Wallingford & Edward J. Serio of North Haven; sisters Mary Ventura & Jean Rascati both of East Haven, Helen Proto of Santa Rosa, CA, & Josephine Collins of Anaheim, CA, and a brother Richard Esposito of Absecon, NJ. She is also survived by grandchildren Steven and Gregory Hylinski, Christopher and Paul Serio and Torri Serio Batzinger, and a sister-in-law, Norma Esposito of East Haven. In addition to her husband, Grace was predeceased by her son James A. Serio, Jr; sisters Rita Conte, Ann Reddington and Esther Iannuzzi; brothers Frank and Orlando Esposito and her grandson Richard Serio, Jr. A daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Pardo Esposito, Grace was born in New Haven on June 8, 1915. She had been a seamstress in the New Haven area for 60 years. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, on Monday, October 19th at 9:30 am. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Rita Church at 10:00 am. Entombment will take place in All Saints Mausoleum, North Haven. Friends may also visit with the family on Sunday at the funeral home from 3:00-6:00 pm. Contributions in Grace's memory may be made to St. Rita Church- 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. Eleanor and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Grace. I used to take care of her at Brighton Gardens. She was a wonderful woman who always cared for others and always had a smile on her face. It was a pleasure to care for her and she will always hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts are with you. My deepest sympathy, Laurie Cooper

  2. My deepest sympathy goes to Grace’s family. I will always think of Grace with her beautiful smile. She was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed visiting with her when she came into our office. Sincerely, Mhairi (Dr. Williams assistant)

  3. Dear Rich, Joann and Chris, We are sending you our heartfelt sympathies, thoughts, peace and courage during this difficult time. May your heart find comforts in the midst of your grief. At a difficult time such as this, know that we have a great God who has greater plans, love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. We will have you and your family in our prayers. God bless! Ralph, Fran, Jason and Brandon Stevens

  4. My condolences to Ed and the entire Serio Family. Your Mom was a beautiful person and I have very fond memories of her. I still eat my eggplant sandwich the way she used to make them for me! Sincerely, Suzanne Post

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