Alison Victoria pays a moving tribute to her late father on 'Windy City Rehab' Season 3
The Season 3 premiere of 'Windy City Rehab' kicked off with Alison Victoria feeling determined to win back the trust of her investors following the many legal and financial debacles she faced in the past. As she earnestly worked on renovating a historic property in Chicago, she reflected on all the obstacles that she has to face along the way over the years and declared that she was just 'pushing ahead'.
Alison attributed her resilient nature to her late father- James Gramenos. On the recently aired episode of the HGTV show, Alison revealed that she lost her father in January 2021. Though she was embroiled in a lot of issues on the professional front, including being served with stop-work orders from the city of Chicago, threats of suspending her license, countless lawsuits, and discovering that her business partner and former co-host Donovan Eckhardt was embezzling money from their business, she continues to hold her head high and work hard as that's what her father would have wanted.RELATED ARTICLES
Though she didn't reveal the cause of her father's demise, Alison, however, explained that it was a sudden death, which came as a total shock. "t was sudden, sad, peaceful.. the way he went. But still, a complete and total shock to, I think, the nervous system." She credited him for imbibing a strong work ethic in her. "He'd be the one that said, 'Stand up, dust yourself off and keep fighting the good fight.'"
Alison shared the news of her father's death on her Instagram. She wrote, "My Father Newsboy, Boy Scout, FBI Agent, Public Defender, Federal Judge, but above all, Dad. A principled man whose extraordinary work ethic was exceeded only by his dedication to his children. He showed up. Without hesitation. Without reservation. He was just there to support and soak it all in with so much pride for his children. His work ethic was infectious and he retired at the age of 84 as a Federal Judge. He was a man of many many words and he would tell them ALL to you in one meeting. He left a lasting impression, as well as his knowledge and wisdom, with all he met. He was so proud and so unconditional with his love and support for us. He was the epitome of a great father and he will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Dad and may your memory be eternal. I love you and promise to keep making you proud.“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form”.- Rumi."
Set in Chicago, 'Windy City Rehab' follows Alison as she purchases and renovates buildings in famous districts in the hopes of reselling them for a profit.
'Windy City Rehab' Season 3 airs every Thursday at 9/8c on HGTV.