On February 28, 2012 “Gracie” said she was dancing with Mickey, her beloved late husband as she closed her eyes and began her glorious journey to heaven in the arms of the man she loved for over 40 years. She belonged to and created an enormous family that I am proud to say is still very close. She is the final sister and member of her original family to join the ranks of angelic beings.
My 8-year old niece says we should be happy because Gracie is lucky because she get’s to play with God everyday and she gets Angel’s wings now. According to Sydney that is even cooler that being a fairy and fairies are pretty cool.
We say good night (Kish-eer Par-ee) , Good Light Gracie until we can say hello and join the party.
We love you!
Sarah “Grace” DeYoung peacefully entered eternal rest in Powder Springs, Ga., Tuesday, February 28, 2012, six days after celebrating her 90th Birthday. She was born in Bridgeport, CT along with her five sisters, where she married and raised her three wonderful children. She was the beloved wife of the late John “Mickey” DeYoung and daughter of the late Hagop and Almas Dushugian. She was a lifetime member of the Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension in Trumbull, CT and retired from Sikorsky Aircraft after 25 years of loyal service.
She is survived by her loving family including her children; Connie and John Kasparian of Tarpon Springs FL, Anthony Valentino of New Britain, CT and Jack and Sharon Valentino of Powder Springs GA, 11 grandchildren and their spouses, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Her memorial celebration will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6-8pm at the Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension Hall and Her funeral service will take place on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:00am at the Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension in Trumbull, CT.
Reception to Celebrate Gracie Thursday, March 8th, 2012 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension Church Hall
1460 Huntington Turnpike
Trumbull, CT 06611
Her funeral service will take place on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:00am at the Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension and will be officiated by the Pastor, Rev. Fr. Untzag Nalbandian. Upon the wish of the family, her In Lieu of Flower donations will go to her beloved Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension, 1460 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
There will be a short cemetery service to follow at LakeView Cemetery and memorial dinner to be held at 86 Gulf Street, Milford, CT 06460, the home of Gracie’s Grandchildren, Kim and Angelus Perez.
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