— Halley Grabarz Monforte, 34, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at her home on Jennifer Lane in Manchester, Vermont surrounded by her family.
Halley was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on February 20, 1984 and was the daughter of Charles Gary and Mary Scranton Grabarz. After moving to Manchester, she attended Manchester Middle School, graduated from Burr & Burton Academy in 2002 and received her Bachelor Degree from Castleton University.
Most recently, Halley loved working as a teacher at Take Five Daycare in Manchester. Her biggest love was hockey. She loved playing every moment she could and loved coaching the sport as well. Halley was a huge Disney fan and enjoyed any family time at the ocean. She was passionate about the theater, enjoyed all show tunes especially her favorite show, Rent. Above all, Halley’s true love and passion for life was spending time with her family especially her children.
Halley is survived by her husband Zachary, her children, Camryn, Genevieve and Connor Monforte; her parents, Gary and Mary Grabarz of Manchester, her brothers Drew and Cord Grabarz, also of Manchester; her mother-in-law, Constance Monforte of Warrensburg, NY along with her cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 4-7pm at Brewster-Shea Funeral Home, 34 Park Place in Manchester Center. A mass and burial will be celebrated Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11am at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Manchester. There will a private interment following the service. On Friday afternoon,t here will be a Celebration of Life at Burr and Burton Academy at 4-7pm.
Make Memorial gifts in Halley’s memory to the Be Brave For Life Foundation, c/o Brewster-Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, VT 05255