Vanessa Grieco

April 17, 1961 ~ June 13, 2020 (age 59)


Vanessa Grieco, 59, of Torrington, CT, grew her butterfly wings and flew home to be with her mother on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at home surrounded by family. 

Vanessa was born April 17, 1961, in Torrington, CT, the daughter of William T. Grieco of Torrington, and of the late Jean (Dabkowski) Grieco.  She was a member of the Torrington High School Class of 1979 and was employed by Big Y for many years, where she always greeted people with a smile and with kind words.

In addition to her father, she is survived by one sister, Gail and her brother-in-law Ron Talbot of Florida, two nephews, Steven Talbot, Eric Talbot and several cousins.  Special to her were cousins Carol Denehy, Phyllis Vanotti and Lesa Vanotti who cared for her in her final days.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Carol Wing and Carol Finn who were special neighbors and part of her care team these last two weeks.  Also, thanks to Dr. Stacy Taylor, Dr. Talsania and the staff at Smilow Cancer Center in Torrington and to all the angels from the Hartford Healthcare Hospice team.  We will forever treasure the compassion and support provided to us.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, with the cortege leaving at 10:30 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington to St. Peter Church (St. John Paul the Great Parish) for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery.  All attending Vanessa’s funeral are reminded to follow CDC recommendations for COVID prevention -- please follow social distancing guidelines and wear protective masks.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Paul the Great Parish, 160 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790.  Condolences may be sent to Vanessa’s family by visiting 


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June 17, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Cook Funeral Home
82 Litchfield St.,
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
June 17, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Peter Church
99 East Main Street
Torrington, Connecticut 06790


St. John Paul the Great Parish
160 Main St., Torrington CT 06790

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