Grace Garvey

Obituary of Grace A. Garvey

Grace Ann Garvey, 93, passed away Thursday December 2nd 2021 in the Lutheran Home. She was born on July 27th 1928 in Falconer New York . She is the daughter of Salvatore and Mary Giambrone Polizzi. Grace attended Falconer schools and went on to work at national Worsted Mills as a young woman, from there she worked at Proto Tool for 30 years, where she met the love of her life Thomas King Garvey. After Proto tool closed, she worked at Sanitary Wiping Cloth and the Post Journal until her retirement. She was a member of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church all of her life, also a member of Falconer Moose and Henry Moser Post 638 Auxiliary. Surviving are three children, Stephen Garvey (Pat), Michael (Donna) Garvey and Kathleen Ingrao (Wesley). Grandchildren: Andrea (Tim) Barnhart, Timothy Garvey, Edwin Rodriguez Jr, Thomas King Ingrao (Sharon), Aaron Garvey, Frankie Post; great grandchildren: Lindsay and Kyle Barnhart, Tilden Garvey, Mary, Steve, Madison, Emma, Max, Ellie; great great grandchildren: Archie Hodgekins Collins, and Baby Ingrao coming in 2022. Theresa, Mary Jo, Joann, Tom & Tim, John, James & Gena. Many nieces & nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas King Garvey; two step sons, Jack and Thomas Garvey. Four sisters, Sally Farage, Loretta Franchina, Mary Passenger and Joann Glenn, two brothers Tony & Saro Polizzi. "Amazing Grace" was a strong woman, when she was knocked down, she got right back up by embracing life. She loved to dance and when Grace got on the dance floor with her husband or her sisters everyone else sat down to watch, she would flow like the wind. Grace had a way of lifting people with just her presence, her big beautiful smile was contagious. The neighborhood kids love to be at the Garvey home because she made everyone feel loved, her legendary pasta sauce was just an added bonus. Her love and kindness was genuine and came from the heart. There was nothing more important to her than her family she herself was the family jewel. She will be greatly missed until the end of time. The Garvey family would like to extend a special thank you to Diana Cheney for showing her so much love and companionship on her best days and in her darkest days. Diana was an amazing support for the family. As per Grace’s request no funeral service or visitation will be observed. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Grace's name to Dawn's Canine Rescue 3710 Ross Mills Rd, Falconer NY 14733.
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