LeRoy ~ Lynette C. "Scottie" Graham, age 78, of Griswold Circle, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning (January 15, 2017) in the loving presence of her family.
She was born April 25, 1938 in Glasgow, Scotland, a daughter of the late John and Christina Brock Laughlin.
Scottie traveled to America in 1952 by herself, as a 12 year old aboard the ocean liner, Mauretania, to live with her sister, Helen and brother-in-law, Richard Ladd. Her sister, Helen, who had been in America for a few years with Richard, a WWII soldier, that she met and married in Scotland, had arrived here in 1948 as a war bride. They paid Scottie's passage here to give her a chance at a better life in America.
She first lived with them in Batavia and then they moved to LeRoy, where she has resided ever since. She graduated from LeRoy Central School in 1956. This is where she got the nickname "Scottie". She also met her future husband, David Graham, here as well. She became an American citizen in 1961 before she was married. She and David married on October 14, 1961 and celebrated their 55th anniversary this past October.
In 1988, Scottie began her career at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home. She never dreamed she would be there for 29 years. She was an Angel to so many patients that were on the same journey that she has now gone through. Lynette believed that we have many angels amongst us and in the final days of our lives, they are present to guide us peacefully home to our Lord.
She will be sadly missed by her loving and devoted husband, David; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Mark Tomaszewski; granddaughters, Conor Rose Tomaszewski and Krysta Graham Tomaszewski; sister, Helen L. Ladd; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Marty Graham, "grand-dog", Harley Tomaszewski, along with many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Catherine Cavanaugh, Christina Campbell, Isabelle Laughlin and Hugh Laughlin; in-laws, John and Isabelle Graham; brother-in-law, Richard Ladd and sister-in-law, Nancy Graham Grayson Heath.
A special thank you to mom's niece, Leslie, for staying by mom's side and the family's.
The family also wants to thank the Homecare & Hospice people for all their wonderful care to both Scottie and her family.
There will be No Prior Calling Hours. Graveside services will be announced at a later date in the spring.
Contributions can be made to the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, 10 Munson Street, LeRoy, NY 14482, where a fund has been established to construct a special garden area for the residents in memory of Scottie.
Your memories and condolences may be shared with Scottie's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Graham and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. 585-768-2400