Mary was born on October 26, 1925 in Detroit, MI to the late Nicholas and Rose (Polito) LaFace.
Mary was a 1944 graduate from Sandusky High School, where she was a member of the A Cappella Choir. She was a department manager for children's clothing at Montgomery Ward, JCPenney and had also worked at the former Philco Corporation before leaving to raise her children. Mary was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and of the former IAB Women's Auxiliary. In her spare time, she enjoyed baking, Italian cooking, praying the Rosary, watching EWTN, gardening and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Julie (Bill) Stratton of Huron; her two sons, Michael (Linda) Graziani of Norwalk and David (Vicky) Graziani of Mayer, AZ; grandchildren, Jerry, Jennifer, Jill, Jason, Jacqueline, Joseph and Brittany; three great-grandchildren; brother, Nicholas (Jane) LaFace of Huron and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Marino Graziani in 2008 and her sister, Aida Dore.
Friends may call on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Father Jeff Walker will officiate. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
Those wishing to contribute to Mary's memory may do so to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
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