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MRKALL, Charlotte (Smith)

MRKALL - Charlotte (nee Smith)
Passed away Monday May 7, 2012 and went to her heavenly home. She was the most beautiful, loving and devoted wife of fifty two years and the best friend of Norman J. Mrkall. She was the most adored, cherished and dearest mother of Brenda (Jennifer), Norman II (Lisa) and Cynthia Ann. She absolutely loved and adored her beautiful granddaughters, Maisie Ann and Marissa Ann, Jennifer Jr. and Alexis (who fondly referred to her as Grandma "Yikes"). This was a beautiful marriage and a wonderful family. Charlotte retired from M&T Bank, having worked there in the late 1950s and early 1960s. She then was a stay-at-home mom for eighteen years to raise three children. She returned to M&T in 1980 and retired in 1991. Charlotte was also a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Grand Island Fire Company. Her husband, Norm, says she was the rock of patience and tolerance, while the fire company advanced and grew. She was the daughter of the late Gladys D. Smith, a founder and first director of the Grand Island Senior Citizen Center. Gladys was also instrumental in getting the first senior citizen housing on Grand Island. Charlotte was also the sister of Nelson (Chris), Georgia, Gene (Cindy) and the late Lawrence Smith. She was the sister-in-law to Geraldine Mrkall Serba and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Stephen's Church, 2100 Baseline Rd., Grand Island Saturday May 12 at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers memorials in Charlotte's memory can be made to Hospice Buffalo.

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