Watkins Glen: Grace M. Cherock, age 94, of Watkins Glen, NY passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thrusday, Demcember 20th, 2012. Grace was born in Watkins Glen, NY on February 3, 1918, the daughter of the late Rocco and Mary (Compese) Scaptura. Grace had a business degree from Elmira College and was employed as a secrectary for Havens Insurance Co. and EC Cooper Insurance of Watkins Glen. She was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church and a member St. Mary's Guild. In addition to her parents, Grace was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, John F."Piggy" Cherock on April 20, 2012; her daughter, Jean Marie; and by her siblings, Celicia DeNardo, Rocco "Dick" Scaptura, Frank Scaptura, Joe Scaptura, Nick Scaptura, and Marie C. 'Mellie' Spena.
Grace is survived by her loving family; sons, John (Betty) Cherock Jr and David (Sandra) Cherock; grandchildren, Nicole Cherock-Kriner, Christy Cherock-Luna, and Jennifer Cherock-Hopper; six great grandchildren; brother, George Scaptura; sister in laws, Judy Scaptura and Rose Cherock; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Friday, December 28th, from 9am to 11am at the Link at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St. Watkins Glen, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church following at 11am. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watkins Glen. In leiu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Grace's memory to CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14831, St. Mary's Guild or St. Mary's Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, or to Catholic Charities of Schuyler County, 607 Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com
Published in Star-Gazette on December 24, 2012