Obituary: Ann Marie Graziano
Ann Marie Graziano, passed away July 25, 2020, in the arms of her loving family. She endured a brief yet extraordinarily courageous battle with cancer. She was 67. Ann Marie was born in New Rochelle on October 16th, 1952 to John & Florence “Dolly” (nee Generoso) Williams. Ann Marie graduated from New Rochelle High School and went on to become a hair stylist. She was the proprietor of Fred’s Salon in New Rochelle and halted her career in order to play the role she served best, devoted wife and mother. Ann Marie was the epitome of a matriarch. She was a caretaker whose love transcended generations as she tended to her grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and of course, her own immediate family. On August 18th 1978, she married her loving husband, Vincent Graziano. She would stand by his side through their relationship that began nearly 55 years ago as a true companion, partner and soulmate. Together, they enjoyed more recent years in Southwest Florida, where she was a well-loved fixture in the West Bay Club Community. Ann Marie enjoyed Florida, as well as travel to Europe with her husband and their friends. Her greatest joy, however, was her family. She lived for her children and grandchildren, seizing every moment and opportunity to be in their presence. Ann Marie was an exceptional cook and baker, well known for her anisette cookies and biscotti’s that were loved by all. Ann Marie is the cherished mother of Jennifer Graziano and Vincent Graziano and his wife Amy. She is the loving, adored and devoted “Mimzy” to Emma Elizabeth, Mia Florence and Vincent Thomas. She is the dear sister to JoAnn Williams, Michael Williams and sister in law of Angela Williams, Marie Graziano (Joseph, deceased), Dominick Graziano (Laurie) Mary Ellen Vassallo (Anthony) and John Graziano (Gina). She is also survived by her aunts, Gloria Prunesti and Yolanda Williams as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She now is reunited in Heaven with all who have gone before her, and most especially, her faithful companion, Oliver. To honor Ann Marie’s incredible life, family and friends will gather on Thursday 7-9pm and Friday 4-8pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home 767 E. Boston Post Rd Mamaroneck, 914-698-5968. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday 10am at St’s. John & Paul RC Church followed by entombment at Greenwood Union Cemetery. Memorial donations can be sent to an animal rescue charity of your choice or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org
Publisher’s Note: The entire Sentinel family extends its condolences to the Graziano family.