Lois M. Graber, 89, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Van Rennselaer Manor.
Lois was born and raised in Troy; she was the daughter to the late Harry Robinson, Sr. and Mary Dorgan Robinson and loving wife to John "Jack" Graber of Troy.
A devoted mother and homemaker, she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jack Graber, her beloved children, John Graber (Karen) of Niskayuna, Gary Graber (Joanne) of Schenectady, Claudia Mahoney (John) of Troy, Beverly Guthrie (Jeffrey) of Troy, Mark Graber (Kathy) of Troy, Denise Lewis (Scott) of Latham, Stephen Graber (Joely) of Speigletown, her 20 cherished grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, her two sisters, Ruth Cunningham (George) of Cohoes, Bonnie Lattimore (Donald) of Malta, her brother Matthew Robinson (Patricia) of Latham, she is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Lois was predeceased by her 3 brothers, Harry Robinson, Jr., Jack Robinson, Fred Robinson and 4 sisters, Elsie Cook, Anna Mancucci, Evelyn Padelski, Norma Holoduek.
She met her loving and devoted husband, Jack, at the age of 17 - writing him daily letters throughout his service during WWII. They enjoyed a blissful married life lasting 67 years. She enjoyed dancing, movies, reading and caring for all the babies in the family. She was a devoted Catholic and long-time communicant of St. Augustine's Church.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the caregivers at Van Rensselaer Manor for their loving care and support.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 am on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at St. Augustine's Church in Lansingburgh. Burial will follow at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at Mcloughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh on Monday, September 1, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Augustine's Church 25 - 115th Street, Troy, New York 12182 in memory of Lois Graber.
To light a candle and offer words of condolences visit the funeral homes book of memories at www.mcloughlinmason.com.
Monday, September 1st, 2014, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, 9:30am, St. Augustine's Church
Saratoga National Cemetery