August 16, 1909 ~ March 14, 2011
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.