amelia t.graus
Rochester: Monday, March 14, 2011 at age 101. Predeceased by her husband, Emil Graus; daughter, Kathleen Vendel, brothers, John Thomas, Andrew Thomas. Survived by son, Robert (Mary Ann) Graus; Daughters, Norma (James) Burgio, Joyce (Walter) Karkos; 14 grandchildren, Lori(Ken Braymiller) Spiegel, David Graus, Patricia Wardynski, Kathleen (Michael) Goodman, Michele (John) Noto, Marc Karkos, Melanie Karkos, Cindy Burgio, Steven (Sandy) Burgio, Brian Burgio, Keith (Misty) Burgio, Julie (Lyndal Moore) Vendel, Christine (Casey) Flack, John (Ranae) Vendel; 24 great-grandchildren, Jamie, Ashley, Bobby, Billy, Joey, Jessica, Alexis, Nicholas, Heather, Andrew, Nicole, Jason, Kristin, Jackson, Parker, Michael, Valerie, Gabriele, Xena, Drayvhen, Mathys, Camille, Colin, Kees; 1 great-great grandchild, Hayley McCarthy; several nieces and nephews (especially niece Barbara Thomas) and many dear friends. Special thanks to her beloved daughter, Norma, and the staff of Elcor Health Services in Horseheads,NY. Friends may call Thursday, March 17th 3-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral & Cremation Chapels, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 18th 10:30 AM at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 N. Greece Road. Interment will follow Mass in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association 435 East Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14620.

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  1. Bobby, Joyce & Norma
    Sorry to hear about your Mother’s death, she was a great lady. Alphonse St was a great place to grow up during the 50’s and 60’s because of people like your parents. If you do not remember, I was their newspaper in the late 60’s.
    Don Stein

  2. I am sorry for your loss. My Aunt Amelia was such an enjoyable person to know. One of my fondest memories was her at weddings where she always had a towel to wipe her brow because she was having such a great time dancing the night away. Also as a kid I always loved going to visit the Graus family on Alphonse St., the Thomas kids always had a great time.

  3. I am sorry that we will not be able to attend the services. Linda and Jim Reber – Crystal Lake, Illinois

  4. I am sorry your family has lost such a loved Mother & Grandmother. I grew up right next door to the Graus family on Alphonse St. & I remember ‘Mrs Graus’ and all the happy childhood times, playing cards at her kitchen table, picking mulberries on the front lawn… My sympathy to all the family. Sincerely, Linda (Mariotti) Sciascia

  5. I have many great memories of Grandma and I am so sad that I cannot make it to the funeral. Rest in peace Grandma. Love, Julie (Lenexa, KS)

  6. I love you Grandma. I’m happy you are in heaven now with family and friends where you can be joyous and free again. I look forward to seeing you in heaven one day.

  7. Our Dearest Mother, You were called home to be with the Lord & your family in Heaven. How sad we were to see you go, but we know you are in a better place. We will miss your smile, laughter,
    courage & support. You were very special to everyone you met. We are thankful each day for life’s greatest gift: ‘having you as our mother’. We know in our hearts the angels came & lifted you to your heavenly home with God. We will miss you always. Everlasting love, Norma & Jim

  8. Sorry we will not be able to attend the services, but we wish to express our heart felt sympathies to the family. I will always remember her as my fun loving Aunt, always with a smile or laughing at a story. I’m sure she is now dancing a Polka in Heaven.

    Andy & Marilyn Thomas
    Doha, Qatar

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