Dennis T. Grace

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Born: April 13, 1939

Died: October 15, 2014

Services: Holy Child RC Church Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00AM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Saturday, October 18, 2014 7-9PM & Sunday, October 19, 2014 2-4 & 7-9PM

Longtime Annadale resident Dennis Grace Sr., 75, a retired city firefighter who will be remembered as being honorable, lively and caring, died Wednesday in Staten Island University Hospital, Princes' Bay.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Mr. Grace moved to Annadale in 1979, and remained a resident of that community.

Mr. Grace had a 28 year career with the FDNY. First assigned to Engine Co. 252 in Brooklyn, he retired in 1994, from Ladder 87 in Eltingville. Mr. Grace belonged to the Staten Island FDNY Retirees.

A sports enthusiast, he rooted for the N.Y. Yankees and football Giants.

He loved spending time with his family, and doted on his grandchildren.

An accomplished conversationalist, he was optimistic and always had a kind word to say, his family said.

Devout in his faith, he was a parishioner of Holy Child R.C. Church, Eltingville.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Nina Grace, his two sons, Dennis Jr. and William; his sister, Eileen Karcich; his two brothers, Jack and Neil and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be Monday from the Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, Tottenville, with a mass at 11 a.m. in Holy Child Church, Eltingville. Arrangements include cremation.

Cemetery: Rosehill Crematory (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: Holy Child R.C. Church (Map)

Posted at: 10/19/2014 9:05:42 AM By:

Petersen Family

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May the exemplary life that Dennis provided continue to inspire us all and united with the life, death and resurrection of Jesus bring him the joys of the kingdom and the peace we all seek.

Posted at: 10/17/2014 1:51:45 PM By:

Ken Denning

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To Nina, Dennis, Billy and Eileen,

My sense of Loss is overwhelming.

He was always more to me then just my Uncle Dennis.

I miss him already.

My Love and Thoughts are with you all.

Posted at: 10/16/2014 3:45:29 PM By:

Richard Dunne

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To Nina and all of the Grace Family. We were so sorry to hear about Dennis. We grew up with him, Barbara, George, Jackie and Neil and have nothing but good memories of them all. God bless you, Dennis! From Richie Dunne and Family.