GRACE M. KNIGHTON - Born June 22, 1938 passed away peacefully July 4th, 2016. She is survived by her 2 sons and their families, Wilfred "Chip" Knighton, his wife Laura and their daughters Bryanna Grace and Alyssa King; her son Gregg Knighton and his wife Liz and daughter Jessica. She also leaves behind a brother, John Narissi of San Juan Capistrano, CA, and a sister, Lucille Alloca of Sarasota. Grace was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Bradenton in 1968 where she worked in the banking industry. Her career spanned 31 years culminating with her retirement from Bank of America in 2010. The majority of those years were spent at the same branch office in Bradenton where she worked as a personal banker helping hundreds of people who ultimately all called her friend. After retiring from the bank she worked as a bookkeeper in her son, Gregg's sail loft. Knighton Sailmakers. Grace was definitely a people person who developed many friendships over the years between her neighbors, school events with her sons, co-workers, customers, membership in the local Red Hatters group, etc. She was a devoted mother, caring friend and giving individual who will be missed by many. She was also a devout Christian and member of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church for over 45 years. A mass will be held at the church on July 23, 2016 at 10:00 am with a reception to celebrate the life of a wonderful woman at the home of her son, Gregg Knighton beginning at noon.
Toale Brothers Funeral Homes
Published in The Bradenton Herald on July 17, 2016