PHOENIX, Ariz. — Christine Grace Gallucci, 99, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Dec. 9, 2013.
Miss Gallucci was born in Fitchburg, Mass., daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Scarano) Gallucci, but spent most of her childhood and adulthood in Naugatuck, Conn. Miss Gallucci was a graduate of Salem and Naugatuck High schools. She worked at Peter Paul Candy Co. for 23 years.
Miss Gallucci graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Spanish. She also received a master’s degree from Fairfield University in Connecticut. She taught Spanish at Naugatuck High School from 1963 to 1979 and moved to Phoenix in 1992.
Miss Gallucci is survived by her brother, Donald (Charlotte), of Phoenix; a sister, Anne Sweeney, of Woodbury, Conn.; four nieces, Mary, Meg, Carole and Janet Gallucci; and three nephews, Thomas, Robert and Joseph Gallucci.
Funeral mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 North Central Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. Services in Phoenix are entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home and in Naugatuck, Conn. to Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave. Burial will be at St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck, Conn. on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.