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January 16, 2012 - 1:41pm


posted by Joshua Smith.

Batavia- Mrs. Barbara A. (Gravanda) Adams, age 71, loving mother and wife, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at URMC Palliative Care Unit.

Mrs. Adams was born November 14, 1940 in Batavia, a daughter of the late John and Marion Gentile Gravanda.

She was a member of Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Merle Adams and two children, David Adams of Batavia and Gina Marie Adams (fiancé Jim Lanson) of Webster; five grandchildren, Riley, Kasey, Jonathan, Matthew and Sarah. She also leaves behind five brothers and sisters,  Connie DiAntonio and Philomena Gravanda, both of Batavia, Vincent "Jim" Gravanda of LeRoy and John Gravante and Irene Lillis, both of  Batavia. There are also several loving nieces and nephews along with the family’s dear and close friend Lisa D’Aurizio.

She is preceded in death by her sisters, Ida Spiotta, Katherine Zaccarella, Mary Eckelberger and brothers, Nicholas, John, Fred and Tony Gravanda.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street. Prayers at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Palliative Care Unit at URMC or the Kidney Transplant Unit at URMC, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York 14602.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  

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