Marion F. McGraw, 89, of
Watertown, formerly of Dexter, passed away Thursday
evening, May 1, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis
Calling hours will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at
Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. A prayer service
will be 10:15 a.m. Monday, May 5, at the funeral home
followed by the funeral Mass celebrated at Holy Family
Church with her nephew, Fr. Donald Robinson, officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St.
John's Cemetery, LaFargeville.
Born June 29, 1924, in Cape Vincent, the daughter of Wilfred
E. and Beulah M. Mohan Robinson. She graduated from both St.
Mary's Academy, Clayton and the Watertown School of
She married Francis H. McGraw on Oct. 2, 1954, at St. John's
Church, LaFargeville with Rev. Howard McCassland
officiating. Mr. McGraw died April 17, 1985.
Before her marriage she worked at Pine Camp, Jefferson
County Probation Dept., and for the NYS Dept. of Health.
After her marriage she was a medical secretary for Drs.
Sturtz and Brown, worked in the registration office at the
House of the Good Samaritan, and retired as a medical
secretary, working for Drs. Perciaccante and Reimer.
Marion was a communicant of Holy Family Church and formerly
of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Dexter. She was a member of
the Legion of Mary, Altar & Rosary Society, Precious
Blood Monastery Auxiliary, St. Joseph Cupertino Franciscan
Order, and a professed member of the Secular Order of St.
She was devoted to her children and their families and
volunteered at Samaritan Medical Center and Samaritan Keep
Surviving are a son and his wife, John J. and Donna McGraw,
Pillar Point; two daughters, Maureen P. Williams, Dexter and
Susan M. Hasselbalch, Watertown; five granddaughters, two
great granddaughters, and five great grandsons; two
sisters-in-law, Barbara Robinson, LaFargeville and Katherine
McGraw, Watertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides her husband, Francis, she was predeceased by her
daughter, Nancy E. McGraw, February 13, 1990, and her
brother, Harry E. Robinson, January 1993.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to the
Hospice staff and volunteers for their wonderful care of
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of Jefferson
County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.
Information provided by Cummings
Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown