Grace Marie Ganfi

December 24, 1928 ~ December 18, 2019 (age 90)


Grace Marie Ganfi, 90, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2019 at Bickford Senior Care in Battle Creek, MI. She was born on December 24, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Richard and Carmela Caracallo. She graduated 1947 from Fordson High School in Dearborn, Mich. and worked for Bell Telephone Co., then as a secretary for Oakland County Schools. On July 1st, 1950, Grace was married to Marv. They moved to Battle Creek in 1973 and spent fifteen winters in Sarasota, FL. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Marv, of nearly 70 years; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Mona Ganfi of Battle Creek; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Cliff Fair of Livonia; grandchildren Eric Ganfi, Nicole Picchiello (Michael), Lindsey Ganfi and Steven Fair; sister, Helen Bertasius; and several dear nieces and nephews. Grace was passionate about family and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, reading, and she belonged to the American Mah Jong League. She adored dogs and sharing her laughter. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Nancy Swanson. Grace Ganfi devoted her life to her family and will forever be remembered as a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of choice are requested. A memorial luncheon will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 2838 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Please visit to view the on line obituary, sign the on line guest book or leave condolences to the family.

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