Grace M. VanAs



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Greece: She went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at age 74. She is predeceased by her mother, Marie D’Agostino; father, Samuel D’Agostino; brother, Phillip D’Agostino; daughter, Jean Gallina. Grace is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Norman J. VanAs; 3 cherished children, George R. (Nina) Miles, Jr., Cathleen Slocum, Joanne Trost; her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sister-in-laws; 2 nieces and many dear friends. She will be missed by all who loved her. No prior calling. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 9:00 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Her Memorial Service will be held Thursday 7:00 PM at First Bible Baptist Church, 990 Manitou Rd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center or the Lipson Cancer Center in her memory.


  1. Karen Burkhart on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Grace is now with the lord and she’s going to be missed here on earth. Norm call if you need anything or just to talk. Karen & Dan Burkhart

  2. melissa slocum on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    grandma i will always love you n miss u, you were such a great grandmother n i apreciate eveything u did for us….. the love that came out of you was unbelievable,so caring and warm.. now i wonder were i get my careing n lovable side from : ) i know u will be looking down on us i will take care of mom dont you worry we will be ok n i will always keep that promise i promised you always n forever…love u soooooo much grandma its not goodbye its see ya latter : )

  3. Rita Ruffino on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Joanne-I am so sorry to hear about you Mom. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Margaret & Michael Hill on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    k and Lexie were blessed to have known their Greatgrandmother.

  5. Robert & Marion MIles on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Please register us in the Guest Book

  6. Cousin Sam Simonette on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Norm, George, Kathy, and Joanne: I have fond memories of Gracie from way back when we were young. My father Uncle Sam and her mother Aunt Marie were brother and sister. She used to come to Frankfort and we would go to Rochester to visit relatives at least twice or three times a year. We were very close cousins. But years passed and times changed and we had our own families. I spoke to Grace last November when she called me after my father died. We had a nice long talk on the phone. She was always in my thoughts and will always be in my memory. I can remember all you children when you were young. I hope you remember me. You have my sympathy. Take care, Cousin Sammy

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