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Monica Carole Gradowski
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Obituary for Monica Carole Gradowski

Monica Carole Gradowski, age 82 years, died January 14, 2018 at McLaren-Bay Region. She was born on June 26, 1935 in Bay City to the late Joseph and Exora (Hebert) McDermott. Carole graduated from St. John High School in 1953 and was a life-long member of St. Jude Thaddeus Church. On August 17, 1963 she married Thomas Gradowski, who predeceased her on July 19, 2013.

Surviving family members include her four children: Jennifer Gradowski and Donna (Jerry) Watson of Essexville, Barbara Mrozinski of Traverse City and Janet Gradowski of Littleton, Colorado; her grandchildren: Heather, Ashley, and Jacob Watson, Megan and Mia Mrozinski; her sisters: Colleen (Gil) Bell, Lorraine Munley, Marilyn Somalski, Kay Vink, Maureen McDermott and her brother Terry (Virginia) McDermott. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law: Irene Rasdorf, Marge Pflueger, and Joanne Gradowski. Monica was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law: Robert Munley, Richard Somalski and Jim Vink. Carole’s family would like to thank her doctors and the staff at McLaren Bay Region for the care she received.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM in St. Jude Thaddeus Church, Essexville. Carole will lie in state in church Wednesday from 9:00 AM until the time of the Mass. Rev. Fr. Dale Orlik will preside with private interment in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visiting hours with the family will be Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 PM in the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. For on-line sentiments:

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2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trahan Funeral Chapel & Prearrangement Center

256 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708





10:00 AM
St. Jude Thaddeus Parish - St. John Church

614 Pine Street
Essexxville, MI 48732





2:00 PM
St. Patrick Cemetery

805 Ridge Road
Bay City, MI 48708

Private burial

Cemetery Details


St. Patrick Cemetery

805 Ridge Road
Bay City, MI 48708

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


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