Mary Grace Watson

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Mary Grace Watson

NEWARK: A Funeral Mass for Mary Grace Watson, 60, of Newark, will be held at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 27, 2014 with Msgr. Paul Enke celebrating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Mary Grace passed away at the Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, August 21, 2014. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 15, 1954 to Maureen (Dempsey) Lombardo of Heath, and the late Joseph C. Lombardo.

She was a graduate of Newark Catholic High School and earned a Bachelor's degree in Special Education from The Ohio State University. Her heart was always guided towards the service of others as a Special Education teacher at schools in Ohio, Texas, and California. As a long-time resident of Flint Ridge Nursing Home, she was well known among the staff and residents for the joy she brought through her open and loving nature.

In addition to her mother, Mary Grace is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Leslie McCann, and Edward and Rebecca Watson; grandchildren Noah Rutherford, Rayne McCann, Jayden Brooks, Olivia Watson, and Hannah Watson; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Mark Tochman, Patricia and Robert Prior, Catherine Granger, and Maureen Conley; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Gregory and Peggy Lombardo, Michael and Karen Lombardo, and Tod and Karen Lombardo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends and family may call from 4-7 P.M., Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the REED-EGAN FUNERAL HOME, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055, where a Vigil Service will be held at 4 P.M.

The family requests that memorials be made to the , 471 East Broad Street Suite 1630 Columbus, Ohio, 43215; or the Mental Health Association of Licking County, 65 Messimer Dr, Newark, OH 43055.

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Reed-Egan Funeral Home - Newark
141 Green Wave Dr
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 344-6106
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Published in the Advocate from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2014
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