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Mary Graf

Mary Elizabeth McCoey Graf, 87, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, in Woodland, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. A native Californian, she was born in Watsonville, and eventually settled with the McCoey family in Winters. She attended Holy Rosary Academy in Woodland. She was a graduate of Winters High School, where she met Charles E. Graf. She married Lt. Graf while he was on leave from England and serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. They had three sons, Robert Charles, Richard Edward, and Thomas Scott Graf. Mary Liz was devoted to her family and community. She was a fine example of the "Greatest Generation." She was a courageous woman who survived a severe attack of polio at age 21. She fought successfully to walk again, when doctors had thought that accomplishment to be impossible. Her strong faith made her a loyal parishioner of Saint Anthony's Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed her affiliation with the Winters Fortnightly group and Bridge Club. She was a receptionist for Dr. Ernie Young, and after working several years for Brinley's Real Estate, she retired. One of her strongest undertakings was her involvement with Alanon; she prayed for and helped many people within the organization. She is survived by brother James D. McCoey (Janet), sister Dorothy Ann McCoey, sons Robert C. Graf (Joanna), Richard E. Graf (Annette), Thomas Scott Graf (Michele); five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She had a very special relationship with her niece Dawn Barrera and her husband Willie and children Mateo, Miah and Joel. Mary Liz was preceded in death by husband Charles E. Graf, brother John, parents James J. and Mary Larkin McCoey. The family is grateful to St. John's-Stollwood and Woodland Memorial Hospital for the fine care given to Mary Liz Graf. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations in her memory to be given to Saint Anthony's Building Fund in Winters. There will be a Rosary held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, Saint Anthony's Catholic Church in Winters. Services including Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30, also at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church.

Previous Events

Vigil Service
Thursday, November 29, 2012
6:00 PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church

511 Main Street
Winters, CA 95694

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, November 30, 2012
11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church

511 Main Street
Winters, CA 95694

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