May 1, 2014
Marion F. McGraw, 89, of Watertown, formerly of Dexter, passed away Thursday evening, May 1, 2014, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Sunday, May 4, from 1 - 3PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Monday, May 5, at 10:15AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at Holy Family Church with her nephew, Fr. Donald Robinson, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. John's Cemetery, LaFargeville.
Marion was born in Cape Vincent on June 29, 1924, the daughter of Wilfred E. and Beulah M. Mohan Robinson. She graduated from both St. Mary's Academy, Clayton and the Watertown School of Commerce.
On October 2, 1954 she married Francis H. McGraw at St. John's Church, LaFargeville with Rev. Howard McCassland officiating. Mr. McGraw died April 17, 1985.
Before her marriage she worked at Pine Camp, Jefferson County Probation Dept., and for the NYS Dept. of Health. After her marriage she was a medical secretary for Drs. Sturtz and Brown, worked in the registration office at the House of the Good Samaritan, and retired as a medical secretary, working for Drs. Perciaccante and Reimer.
Marion was a communicant of Holy Family Church and formerly of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Dexter. She was a member of the Legion of Mary, Altar & Rosary Society, Precious Blood Monastery Auxiliary, St. Joseph Cupertino Franciscan Order, and a professed member of the Secular Order of St. Francis. She was devoted to her children and their families and volunteered at Samaritan Medical Center and Samaritan Keep Home.
She is survived by her son and his wife, John J. and Donna McGraw, Pillar Point; two daughters, Maureen P. Williams, Dexter and Susan M. Hasselbalch, Watertown; five granddaughters, two great granddaughters, and five great grandsons; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Robinson, LaFargeville and Katherine McGraw, Watertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her husband, Francis, she was predeceased by her daughter, Nancy E. McGraw, February 13, 1990, and her brother, Harry E. Robinson, January 1993.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to the Hospice staff and volunteers for their wonderful care of Marion. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online family condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.