Mia Mouzon
1924 - 2017
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Mia Mouzon SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mia Mouzon passed away quietly on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 after a brief illness. Mia was born in Saratoga Springs Hospital on September 7, 1924. She grew up in the house that is now the “Mouzon House”. Mia was the first American born woman of color to graduate from Skidmore College in 1947. Upon graduation, she moved to Miami, Florida to begin her 30 year teaching career. Mia was an avid and meticulous reader. Up until the last week of her life she was doing legal research on the internet. She eventually married Rocky Groce and they moved to Teaneck, New Jersey where she continued to teach second graders at the Beach Street School in Hackensack, NJ. She stayed there until retirement when the family eventually returned to her birthplace, Saratoga Springs, NY. Mia will be missed by many, as she was an exceptionally intelligent, politically astute, sassy and classy woman. She is survived by her daughter, L. Michelle Groce and her granddaughter, Trinity Mouzon Wofford. Her service will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Tunison Funeral Home 105 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs, between the hours of 11-12. Thereafter, the burial will be at Greenridge Cemetery in Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at www.tunisonfuneralhomer.com.

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Published in The Saratogian from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2017.
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August 27, 2017
Mia and I were friends for about twelve years. When we learned that we had much in common we took a class together in writing "life stories". Our friendship grew as we worked together to help elect Barack Obama President. We spent many wonderful hours together talking about politics, history, dance and books. Mia had a fierce intellect, a delightful wit and a lovely spirit. I am proud that she was my friend and I shall greatly miss her.

Judith Fiore
August 27, 2017
Enjoyed Mia's company, her stories and her thoughtful regard for the world. My deepest condolences to her family, especially her beloved daughter. I will miss her so, but I'm glad she's at peace now.
Elizabeth Conant
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