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Gail Strazza, 74; Greenwich Hospital Medical Secretary

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, March 25 with a memorial service planned for Wednesday, March 26.

Gail Strazza. Contributed photo.
Gail Strazza. Contributed photo.

Gail Vadeboncoeur Strazza, 74, wife, mother and grandmother, of Greenwich, passed on March 21, 2014, at Greenwich Hospital.

Born in Port Chester on Jan. 14, 1940 to Albert Phillip and Francis Vadeboncoeur.

She moved to Greenwich in 1946 where she lived for the rest of her life. She enjoyed playing sports and dancing in her youth and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1957.

Mrs. Strazza worked at the Greenwich Hospital for almost 35 years as a medical secretary eventually becoming the administrator for the "Tender Beginnings" program for expectant mothers. She was a fixture at the hospital, where she brought her hard work ethic, love and friendship with her everyday to share with anyone willing to accept it.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Strazza Sr. to whom she was married for 52 years; their four sons, Mark, Ralph (April), Albert (Laurie) and Thomas (Carolyn); their seven grandchildren: Sophia, Jacob, Sam, Lilliana, Simon, Cooper and Trey; her sister, Barbara McNally of Bronxville, NY; brother, Phillip Vadeboncoeur of Indian Land, SC and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are scheduled for Tuesday, March 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, at St. Mary Parish, Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that a donation in Gail's memory be made to the "Greenwich Hospital Women and Children's Fund", 5 Perryridge Road in Greenwich.

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