Greda Ann DiSilvestro

  • Died: June 20, 2020
  • Location: Stratford, Connecticut

Lawrence Funeral Home

2119 Post Rd
Darien, CT 06820

lawrencefh@sbcgloal.net
Tel. (203) 655-6127

Tribute & Message From The Family


Greda Ann (Fogelberg) DiSilvestro of Stratford, formerly of Darien, passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on Saturday, June 20th. Greda was the wife of the late Louis DiSilvestro and the daughter of the late Svante and Mildred (Clark) Fogelberg. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Kurt and Henrik Fogelberg.
Greda was born in Panama and raised in Liberty, Missouri. She was a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a major in home economics. She worked for McCall's magazine as a writer before pursuing her true passion of education. After receiving her master's degree in education from the University of Bridgeport and raising her four children, Greda had a twenty year career in the Darien education system, as an elementary educator at Tokeneke School. Not only did she take great pride in the success of her students, many of her colleagues became lifelong friends.
Greda had many interests including photography, travel, cooking, quilting, gardening, watching Jeopardy and reading. She was a long time committed member of the Darien United Methodist church, helping to develop their educational programs for children. However, her greatest passion was spending time with her family. She is survived by her four sons: Marc and his wife Wendy Daly of Bridgeport, Eric and his wife Sally of Stratford, Anthony and his wife Nancy of Haverford, PA and Paul and his wife Julie of Exeter, RI. She leaves behind nine grandchildren: Katie, Ashley, Kevin, Caroline, Christy, David, Adriana, Mira and Lucas as well as her recently born great grandchild, Leo. She also leaves behind her devoted caregivers and friends, Margaret Laidley and Leila Dunkley.
A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27th at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Boston Post Road in Darien with a private burial to follow at Spring Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Darien United Methodist Church Education Fund (umcdarien.org) or the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) of CT (ctpeo.org).


Condolence & Memory Journal

Great teacher of my children at Tokeneke School.

Posted by Vivien Davies - Neighbor   June 27, 2020

I was so privileged to have not only had Mrs. DiSilvestro as a 3rd and 6th grade teacher, but also as a neighbor on Silver Lakes Drive. She was always so kind and loving to her students but could be as stern as she needed to be. She was among my favorite teachers at Tokeneke and I think fondly of her and all the memories I had in those years. May God's grace and peace surround her family during this time of loss.

Posted by Jonathan Gibson - Student   June 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Greda was a lovely, kind person. May she rest in
peace.

Posted by Phyllis DiMeglio - Family   June 26, 2020

So sorry for your loss boys. May your Mom have eternal peace. Havent seen any of you since we were kids, hope all of you are well.
Cindy Grimaldi Ivey

Posted by Cindy Ivey - Friend   June 24, 2020