Mary Graf, 95, church member, loved animals, flowers

LIVINGSTON—Mary B. Graf, 95, of Elizaville, died Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Center.

Mrs. Graf, a member of St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook, loved animals, flowers and cooking, and she frequently attended the Senior Friendship Center in Rhinebeck.


Born September 13, 1914 in Hungary, she was the daughter of the late John and Katherine Berenyi.

She married Charles Graf, July 1, 1980 in Queens. He predeceased her February 20, 1990.

She is survived by her three daughters, Donna (Bill) Gundersen of Poughkeepsie, Denise (Sal) Castiglione of Clifton Park, and Apryl Rosenberg of W. Dennis, MA; and her five grandchildren, Jennifer, Billy, and Christopher Gundersen, and Sal, and Emilie Castiglione.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon Wednesday, August 18 at St. Christopher’s Church, 7423 South Broadway, Red Hook. Burial will be at Elizaville Methodist Cemetery, Elizaville.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Home, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook, Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Home. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, visit


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