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Grace Mary Chopiak (born Seely)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: March 20, 1943

Date of Death: September 7, 2012

Birth Place: Endicott, NY

Death Place: Newark, NY

Mary Grace Chopiak

Newark Valley: Mary Grace Chopiak, 69, passed suddenly at her home on Sept. 7, 2012.

Grace is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Sam Chopiak; her devoted children: Laurie and Bill Yeomans, Sandra and Tom VanAlstine, Sharon and Mark Crotsley, Bev and Ken Battaglini, Dan and Karen Chopiak; her beloved sister Marjorie and Russ Chopiak, and a brother, David and Elizabeth Seely; her cherished grandchildren: Melissa (Ronnie), Kara, Samantha, Morgan, Benjamin, Katie, Jon, Emily, Michael, Hannah, Zachary, Kenna, Jacob, Cheyenne ; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Born on March 20, 1943 in Endicott, she was the daughter of the late Truman and Dorothy (Mudge) Seely. Also predeceasing her was her brother Richard Seely.

In addition to raising her family and assisting Sam in the operation of the family farm, Grace was an employee of the Maine-Endwell School system for 25 years.

She was a member of the Maine Federated Church, and an accomplished musician on the piano, organ and accordion..polka music being a favorite . An artisan with a needle, she handcrafted many beautiful embroidered, knitted, crocheted and needlepoint items.

Abiding with her wishes, family services will be private. The Cooley Family of MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley, is assisting with arrangements and condolences and memories may be written in her guest book at macphersonfh.com

Those wishing to honor her memory are requested to kindly consider directing memorials to a Diabetes Organization.

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on September 11, 2012

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