Grace Marie (Valentino) Passmore

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Grace Marie (Valentino) Passmore

June 04, 1920 - February 04, 2019

Grace Marie (Valentino) Passmore Grace Marie (Valentino) Passmore, 98, a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY, died at home after a brief illness in the presence of her loving son, Robert Passmore, and his wife, Kathryn, of California.
In addition to her son and daughter-in-law, Grace is survived by a grandson, Thomas (Yvonne) Passmore; two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Kendra Passmore, all of California; niece and nephew, JoAnn and Jerry Hunt; and several other nieces and nephews. She is also survived by very special friends, Mary Ann Ventry and Frances Maggadino.
Grace was a "Rosie the Riveter," during World War II, a Burlington fur consultant and also a realtor. She enjoyed fashion, decorating, dancing, entertaining, bingo, traveling and spending time with her family. Grace was a member of the John Duke Senior Center as well as the Cristoforo Colombo Society.
Grace was predeceased by her parents, Egnazio and Lena (Balistrere) Valentino; her husband, Thomas Eli Passmore on January 18, 2006; three brothers, Tony, Joe and Jake Valentino; and two sisters, Lena Ferritto and Rose Magno.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Vijay Bojedla, Father Duane Klizek and Niagara Hospice for their care and support.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 8th at 10:00 AM in Holy Family Parish, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, with Father Duane Klizek serving as celebrant. The family will be present to receive friends at 9:00 AM at the church. Private interment will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME.
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Published on February 6, 2019
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Debbie Stanton (Niece)
Feb 08, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Grace's passing. I hold many happy memories of her. I can't help but think... what a glorious reunion awaits her in heaven! RIP
Wendy Sue Bechtold
Feb 08, 2019
To my Aunt Grace,
I am sorry I didn't know you better.
We only really met a few times. And I only got to see Uncle Tommy a few times more. But I know you were truly a lady and a special & good person to win uncle Tommy's heart.
And I was always amazed at every moment I saw you both.
And your picture online I recognized you right away. That just means you were beautiful and young looking for whole life.
I hope you didn't die in pain.
Or lived any part of life in loneliness.
And I wish I could tell you I wish you knew ..I had always wanted to come for a visit and stay to know you both better because I use to love it when you both would come visit us. Until l last night I did
...n't even know you had still been alive. If I had known I would of visited you before now. Because as I got older and up until 2013 I could drive. I was always scared to drive far distances but for a while I wasn't. And I would of came. Your family. Even if your no longer here you will forever more live a lifetime in those hearts who you touched and knew you. And I know Uncle Tommy has waited for you. So you both will live together again in joy and feel no pain just together with the rest of our family and feel nothing but love. Please give uncle Tommy and my grandparents a hug for me.
I love you . And I grew up to be a lady too. :)
I've thought so much about both of you over the years. I really wish I would of known. And I wish I would of been able to visit you both in new York. Family is very important to me.
But you rest in peace. And when you get to join the family I wish you more love , and laughter, and happiness than you every dreamed possible. And to live an eternal life with uncle Tommy together. Love you aunt grace. Until I see you again. You'll be missed . But always thought of and always in my heart.
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Feb 06, 2019
So Sorry To Hear Of Grace’s Passing. She Was A Ray Of Sunshine To Me And Many. She Will Be Missed. Your In My Prayers.
Feb 06, 2019
Dear Passmore family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Grace will be missed. God can comfort you during this painful time. Here are some comforting scriptures that can help comfort you found at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4; John 5:28,29
Patty Gibbons
Feb 05, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Gracies passing. She was a very special lady. I will miss my friend. Rest in Peace. Love you.