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Obituary: Monica Marie Graesser

Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 11:00 am
Monica Marie Graesser, 51, of Buffalo and formerly of Grand Island, passed into rest on Nov. 13, 2017.
Born on Veterans Day, 1966, Monica grew up with her loving family on Grand Island, where she loved horses. As an adolescent, Monica owned and cared for three horses, with which she competed in 4H shows over the years. She was an accomplished student, swimmer and track athlete at Grand Island High School.
She graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Niagara County Community College in 1987 and attended the University at Buffalo. She developed a passion for music and art and pursued these interests throughout her adult life.
She loved and cared for her family, and she had many friends. She is survived by her son, Justin Graesser, of Grand Island; her parents, Maureen O'Donnell of Grand Island and Norman Graesser of Tonawanda; sister, Mary Pfalzer (Bryant) of Grand Island; brothers, Edward Graesser (Cindy) of Williamstown, New Jersey; Daniel Graesser of Lake Stevens, Washington; and John Graesser of Everett, Washington; several aunts and uncles, three nephews, and numerous cousins.
A service for Monica will be held at the Newman Center of the University at Buffalo on Dec. 28, 2017. Friends and loved ones are invited to join the family for visitation beginning at 10 a.m., to be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:45 a.m. The Newman Center is on UB's North Campus, off of Sweet Home Road, at 495 Skinnersville Road, Buffalo, NY 14228.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/).

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