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GRAESSER, Monica Marie

GRAESSER, Monica Marie

GRAESSER - Monica Marie 51, of Buffalo, NY and formerly of Grand Island, NY, passed into rest on November 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, cared for, and competed in 4H shows with three horses 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 of 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, Grand Island, NY, her parents, Maureen O'Donnell, Grand Island, NY and Norman Graesser, Tonawanda, NY, sister, Mary Pfalzer (Bryant), Grand Island, NY, brothers, Edward Graesser (Cindy), Williamstown, NJ, Daniel Graesser, Lake Stevens, WA, and John Graesser, Everett, WA, several aunts and uncles, three nephews, and numerous cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project (

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