Mary Ellen (Bassett) Graffis Maddox Gauthier, 85, of Parker Colorado passed
away from a sudden illness on Jan 16, 2021. She was born May 21, 1935 in
Oakland, California. She lived most of her life in Illinois.
Mary attended Reed-Custer High School in Coal City, IL. She raised three
children in Naperville, IL and served as the Assistant Administrator of the
Americana Nursing home there for several years.
In 1956, she married Ralph J. Graffis in Joliet, IL. She is survived by their
children; Kevin Graffis (Christine), Susan Lankenau (Paul)and Ellen Willing
Following Mr. Graffis' death in 1989, she met Frank Maddox and they were
married in 1991. Together, they enjoyed their retirement years in Parker, Co.
She enjoyed traveling and playing bridge . She was an avid golfer.
Following Mr. Maddox death in 2007, she met Denis Gauthier and they were
married in 2008.
Mary is survived by Mr. Gauthier, her 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 4
Great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
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Published in Colorado Community Media on Jan. 29, 2021.
Published in Colorado Community Media on Feb. 23, 2021.