GRAFFAM, MARY ZITA, 73
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Ocala - Mary Zita Graffam, 73, of Ocala, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
She was born to the late James and Zita Lydon, July 25th 1940, in Pittston, PA. Mary Zita graduated from Marywood Seminary in 1958 and received a Bachelor's Degree from Marywood College in 1962. She married the late George S. Graffam in 1979, and they lived together in New Jersey before relocating to Ocala, FL in 1984.
Mary Zita was an elementary school teacher until she retired in 1983 when she and her husband adopted three young children from South Korea.
Mary Zita is survived by daughters Kayla Graffam of New York, NY; Marianne Graffam of New Orleans, LA; son Steven Graffam of Gainesville, FL; grandchildren Benjamin and William of New Orleans, LA; cousins Mary Anne Hitson and family of Ocala, FL; Jean McGarry and family of Pittston, PA; and by loving in-laws, nephews, nieces, and friends.
Visitation will be from 5:00- 8:00PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Funeral services will be at 1:30PM Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, Ocala, FL.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services
910 E Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL 34470
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2014