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Mary Dianne Graves

Graves, Mary Dianne (Née Hughes) Passed into the Loving Arms of our Lord Feb. 7, 2013. Loving mother of Adrionna Elisa (Brian) Taylor, Yolanda Christina (Dennis) Tatro. Cherished Best Friend and fiancé of Melvin Poler. Proud grandma of Kristionna Martin-Quaid, Garrett Melton and "DJ" Dennis James Tatro, Jr. (fiancée Samantha Bohlman), great-grandma of Alex, Balionna, Jesse, Jr., Kristina, Dominick and Abbagail. Further survived by her brothers the late David Pearson, Richard Hughes, Jr. and James Bryant, Jr. She had a special love for horses. She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School; from MATC with an associate degree in education; and from Marquette University with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Communication. Mary also worked at Marquette University Jesuit Residence. She wrote and illustrated a children's book called "Lockey and Me", about a dinosaur and friend. She was born in Hugo, Oklahoma on March 10th 1945 to parents Nancy Lou and Richard Hughes. As per her wishes her body was donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin. A Memorial Celebration of Mary's life will be held Thursday, March 7, at Gesu Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 9:30AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM. "We love and will miss you Mom"
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Mar. 3, 2013
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