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Angela Marie Franze Grew Obituary (2022) – West Hartford, CT

Angela Marie Franze Grew, 42, died August 9, 2022, with her family by her side in Branford, Connecticut.
Angela was born February 22, 1980, in Albany, New York, to Kimberly and John Franze. Her father is a semi-retired route sales manager for commercial bakeries, and her mother was a homemaker.
As a child, Angela was surrounded by a large extended family. She graduated from Shaker High School in Colonie, New York, in 1998 and attended college and graduate school at the College of St. Rose in Albany. Angela was a kindergarten teacher and literacy specialist, with a gift for connecting with the children she served.
Angela met Ryan Grew at a concert in Philadelphia in 2001. They married in 2011 and moved to Brooklyn, New York where they welcomed two children, Lily (10) and Hope (5).
She loved teaching, gardening, music, and being with her family. She was passionate about young people, particularly helping children in need.
Angela is survived by her husband, Ryan Grew; daughters, Lily and Hope; grandmother, Carmela; father, John Franze; sister, Erica Horton, and her husband, Jim; sister, Melissa Conaway, and her husband, Michael; sister, Kayla Franze; Godson, Cameron; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Angela was predeceased by her grandfather, August; mother, Kim; and sister, Crystal.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 10:00 am at St. Peter Claver Church 47 Pleasant St. in West Hartford, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford..
In leu of flowers, Angela’s family requests any gifts be directed to any of the following:
The School for Young Children, a preschool that provides scholarships to children in need and serves as a training site for future teachers.
Mary’s Place, a center for grieving children and families.
Direct donation site to support Lily and Hope Grew.!/showSignUp/9040d49aead2da4fe3-lily

Published by Molloy Funeral Home on Aug. 10, 2022.

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