February 27, 1957 ~ December 9, 2020

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Woodbridge, CT

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Grace Rose Leroy passed away peacefully in her Woodbridge, CT home at the age of 63. Grace was born on February 27, 1957 in New Haven, CT to the late Olive R. (Glowacki) and Stephen J. Leroy. A lifelong resident of Woodbridge, Grace was a 1975 graduate of Amity Regional High School and a 1979 graduate of UCONN, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and subsequently working as a psychiatric nurse in hospitals in the New Haven area. Grace eventually became a Licensed Massage Therapist, earning her CT license in 1993 after which she spread her kind and loving touch to many. Grace had a love for horses, boarding and riding her own in the Bethany area for many years. Grace’s greatest love, however, was for hiking; she scaled many mountains over the decades, including those in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Peru, New Zealand, Scotland, Iceland, and Canada as well as a coast-to-coast hiking trip in 2016 across England. She hiked the trails at Sleeping Giant State Park for many years and had a particular love for Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. Grace was known to her friends for her curiosity, keen intellect, and mild manner; she will be greatly missed, most especially by her longtime companion Scott Mathews of New Haven.
There are no calling hours; funeral and burial arrangements are private. Donations in Grace’s memory can be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club, 10 City Square, Boston, MA, 02129 or the Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1606.

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  1. Scott our thoughts and prayers are with you
    We are so sorry that Grace’s life was cut short before she got to enjoy the community at Hales

  2. Condolescences to Grace’s family and Scott. We have watched Scott and Grace put so much into building their home. So sorry we will never get to know her as our neighbor. Donna and John 17 Falcon Way

  3. Although we had yet to meet our new neighbor, we would like to extend our condolences to her family and all who loved her.
    Annette and Tony Gange
    36 Falcon Way

  4. Very sorry to see of Grace’s passing . Grace was always concerned about me as a fellow cancer survivor . Her visits to shop at the LL Bean outlet were memorable .RIP Grace keep climbing those mountains in heaven 🙏

  5. Grace and I had kept in touch regularly since our college days, graduating together in 1979 with our BS in Nursing from UConn. Once in a while we were able to get together, and we shared postcards and letters detailing the traveling and outdoor adventures we had each had. She was a special person, and I will miss her dearly.

  6. My condolences. I will never forget the wonderful times on the various AMC trips.
    I feel bad having lost contact with you and often wondered what was going on in your life.

  7. My condolences to Scott and Grace’s family. I just now heard of her passing. I am so sorry she did not get to enjoy her new home and the Hales community. It sounds like she had a very special and broad life cut short. My deepest sympathies.

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