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Dietzel, Grace

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Grace Ann (Varano) Dietzel, a lifelong resident of Dedham, died Friday, November 29, 2013 at the Clark House in Westwood.  She was 79.  Grace was born February 18, 1934 in Dedham, a daughter of Salvatore and Grace (Sarro) Varano.  She graduated from Dedham High School with the Class of 1952 and worked at Shawmut Bank in Boston and Rustcraft Greeting Cards in Dedham.  Grace was also a member of the Norwood Hospital Cardiac Gym.  Grace was the wife of the late Kenneth Clayton Dietzel who predeceased her in 2004, and the sister of the late Caroline Varano and the late Diane Casaceli.  She is survived by her two daughters, Sharlene D. Geary, and her husband Joseph, of Dedham, and Denise M. White of Walpole; her three grandchildren, Jonathan Geary, and his wife Lauren, of Medfield, Scott Geary of Dedham, and Damian White of Walpole; her brother, Victor Varano of Maine; and her two sisters, Maryann Nyquist of Easton, and Margaret Noonan of Medfield.  Visiting hours will be held Sunday, December 1st, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home Monday at 10 AM and proceed to St. Mary’s Church, 420 High Street, Dedham for her Mass of Christian Burial at 11 ‘o clock.  Burial will follow in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.  In lieu of flowers donations to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Kay and Bob Blaha
    November 30th, 2013 | 10:34 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the many happy memories you have of time shared in the past keep your Mother and Grandmother close to your heart.

    Love, Kay and Bob

  2. The Sheehans
    November 30th, 2013 | 8:31 pm

    To the Family of Grace Dietzel,
    Please accept our sympathy and condolences during this sad time. Grace was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. We have many fond memories of her and extend our deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Jim, Sue and Jimmy

  3. Susan Varano
    December 1st, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    Dear Charlene, Joe &Denise, and families,

    I am so sorry that your lovely mother has passed away. She was such a devoted daughter and mother. I never visited my grandmother without a stop in from Auntie Gracie and when she saw me, all she spoke about was her girls and her grandchildren.
    She was a wonderful cook. I will always remember her house as perpetually decorated for Christmas. My earliest memories of her were that I thought she looked glamourous like Sophia Loren.

    Love,Your cousin,

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