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Celia J. Graham

May 5, 2018


Celia J. Graham, 66, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family after courageously battling cancer on Saturday May 5, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Lois Wild. Celia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt  and friend. She was a best friend to many and a care giver to all.

Celia, affectionately known as “Cee,” was a devoted, loving mother and grandmother.  She was the anchor of her family and created a legacy to live by.  She had so much to live for and so much love to give. It is a great testament to her nature that she formed many lasting friendships over the years. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trusts and hearts of many. She preferred to spend most of her time in the comfort of her home. She was an avid gardener, animal lover, and enjoyed trips to the casino. She was an incredibly beautiful woman and her contagious smile will be missed.  
She is survived by:
Daughters:       Debra (John) Hart of Aurora
                        Pamela (Kevin) Sovan of Liverpool
                        Angela (Shawn) Leonard of Locke
                        Carrie (Aaron) Bower of Burdett 

Brother:           David (Renee) Greco of Genoa
Sister:  Melissa  Johnson of Largo, FL
10 Grandchildren:       Sheri (Adam) Andrews
                                    Melissa (Brian) Hulme
                                    Mitchell & Kyle Sovan
                                    Connor & Corinne Leonard
                                    Garrett, Lukas & Derek Bower and an expected Grandchild in October
3 Great Grandchildren:           Collin & Landon Andrews
                                                Annelise Hulme
Many extended family members and friends. 
In addition to her mother, Celia was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Robert E. Graham and her brother, William Wilde.  
Visitation will be from 4PM to 7PM on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at Brew Funeral Home, 48 South Street, Auburn. Funeral service will be 10AM on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be immediately following at Fleming Rural Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to your local pet shelter or to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn in memory of Celia J. Graham.
Many thanks for the exceptional care she received from the medical and nursing teams at Cayuga Medical Center, Cayuga Oncology & Hematology Associates, Groton Community Health Care Center, Four Town First Aid, Lifetime Care and Hospice of the Finger Lakes.   

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