Dorothy Tanya Graham

Age 87, of Lansing, MI, passed away January 1, 2013, in Pensacola, FL.  She was born March 20, 1925, in Shenandoah, PA, to August and Tofila Walacavage.  Dorothy worked as a social worker for the Lansing Housing Commission, retiring in 1993 and was a member of St. Mary Cathedral.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; son, Jack; and 7 siblings.

Surviving are:  children, Michael (Teresa) Graham of Pensacola, FL, daughter, Patricia Graham of Boston, MA, and Dorothy’s favorite, Tom Graham of Seattle, WA; 3 grandchildren, Bridget (Francis) Grasso, Sean Graham, all of Pensacola, FL, and Christopher (Martha) Graham of New York, NY.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour Ave., Lansing, with The Rev. Msgr. George Michalek as celebrant.  A private interment will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery later.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department, where they will plant a tree in Dorothy’s honor.  Online condolences may be left for her family at

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