Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mary L. (Presta) Griffith

Mary L. Griffith, age 73, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Becker- Shoop Center. Mary was born in Racine, April 25, 1936, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Nee: Rago) Presta. She was a graduate of St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1954.”

On November 7, 1959, she was united in marriage to Craig L. Griffith. Mary was employed by St. Luke’s Hospital for ten years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of St. Lucy’s Catholic Church and former member of the Altar Society. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and wife and loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Craig; her three children, Thomas Griffith of Madison, Gerald (Teresa) Griffith of Lancaster, OH, Louis Griffith of Racine; eight grandchildren; brother, Eugene Presta of Racine; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Nanjean (Harold) Beck of Ashville, NC, Doris Mae Zimmerman of Racine, Suzette (Daniel) Cabush of Racine, Marilyn Griffith of TN, Jackie Presta of Ann Arbor, MI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Louis Presta.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Entombment will be held at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Becker-Shoop Center have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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