1935 – 2020
Thompson – In loving memory of Grace Bridget (Harrington) Landry, 84, of Terrace Drive, a devoted wife, loving mother, adored grandmother, and treasured friend, passed away Friday morning, August 7, 2020, peacefully at home. She was the loving wife of the late George L. Landry. Born, baptized, and raised in Lowell MA, she was the daughter of the late John Joseph Harrington and late Delia Bridget (Copley) Harrington.
Grace received her teaching degree from Lowell Teachers College, met George in Lowell where they married July 4, 1957 while George was an officer in the U.S. Navy. George and Grace raised their young family in Norfolk VA, King of Prussia PA, and settled for good in Thompson in 1965.
Grace made fast friends with neighbors and educational colleagues, was an avid gardener and bridge player, and raised her family while maintaining a career as a reading teacher in the Putnam school district for 25 years. Grace retired from teaching in 1999 and did not slow down; volunteering in the St. Joseph’s Church food pantry, St. Joseph’s thrift shop, Town of Thompson Historical Society, and served as the Thompson Library Board President for many years. Grace had a caring heart and positive outlook; she encouraged us all to walk on the sunny side of the street with her kindness and wit.
Grace was the loving mother of David (Maureen) Landry, Martina (Michael) Rutkovsky, John (Joan) Landry, and late Matthew P. Landry; her adoring grandchildren, Bridget, Caitlin (Tom) Adams, Sean, Meghan and John; Grace was the cherished sister, of late Joseph (Helen) Harrington, John (Alice) Harrington, Martina (late William) Grover and Paul (Irene) Harrington and dearest friend of Peg (late Don) McGahan and family, and leaves many beloved nieces and nephews and many dear neighbors and friends.
Service will be held in the future due to the Covid-19 restrictions on Funeral Services. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Memorial donations in Grace’s memory may be made to the Thompson Public Library, P.O. Box 855, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. To leave an online condolence please visit, www.GilmanAndValade.com.