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Patricia “Pat” Weiland Grafton

GRAFTON, PATRICIA WEILAND (PAT) The seven Weiland siblings in heaven welcomed their remaining sister, Patricia Weiland Grafton, to the arms of the Lord on April 15, 2016. Patricia, or Pat, was loved by her family and friends for her generous heart, hospitality, and giving nature. Born in West Palm Beach, Florida on May 30, 1927 she was the second youngest of the children of Frank and Helene Weiland. Pat attended and graduated in 1944 from St. Ann’s Catholic school in West Palm Beach. Shortly thereafter she became a bookkeeper for a multi facet business enterprise known as Guaranty Warehouse Co. A talented artist and outstanding vocalist she was a soloist for the Romany Chorus which performed for National and International guests at galas in Palm Beach. Her musical abilities included as soloist in a number of Catholic Churches and singing of the National Anthem at many civic events, conventions and other venues. Her creative talent left her footprint on countless volunteer projects; from organizing carnivals and fashion shows at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School to orchestrating multiple class reunions for St. Ann’s class of 1944. No project was too difficult and the results were unique and outstanding. She instilled in her children the desire to take a risk, to create differently and better than anyone else. Shortly after High School, she also began a career in modeling, which continued until her marriage in 1952. In 1979-80 she accompanied Bob (who had been elected National President of the B.P.O. Elks) on travels that included all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Panama Canal Zone; she thrilled crowds at the many meetings and conventions with her personality and singing. Survivors include her husband Bob, children Beth (Garrick) Brown, Mary (Ron) Pinak and John (Liliana) Grafton. Grandchildren Corinne (Bryan) Dyke, Adrienne (Joe) Curran, Brooke and Brennan Brown, Patrick and Shane Pinak. Three great grandchildren Mayve and Owen Dyke, Lachlan Curran and many nieces and nephews. Known as “Grammie Girl” to her six grandchildren and three great grandchildren, Pat taught them the importance of family through memorable and spirited holiday gatherings: Thanksgivings at our home in Gainesville will forever be precious memories for family and friends invited to the festivities. God gave us a beautiful, very talented gracious lady, always thoughtful and concerned for others; she leaves us with friends and admirers around this Country. Memorial Services will be Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Milam Funeral Home Chapel of Gainesville.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!