Grace E. (Higgins) Pries, 84, of Middleport NY, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 10, 2020, at Buffalo General Hospital after a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer.
Born on October 11, 1935 in the Town of Niagara, she was the daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Wagner) Higgins.
Grace married the late Harold R. Pries, Sr. of Niagara Falls on April 4, 1952. Together they raised eight children. She worked numerous jobs throughout her lifetime at Nabisco, Bells, Ridge Road Express, Fisher-Price and lastly at Bernzomatic, where she was an active representative for the Union. Grace also was an active volunteer at the MAAC Clothing Depot in Medina. She was a strong woman, being the matriarch of the family, loving her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly. She also enjoyed doing cross-word puzzles and watching cooking shows. Grace always knitted beautiful baby blankets for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Grace is survived by two daughters, Barbara Farley and Phyllis Winters, both of Medina, two sons William (Julie) Pries of Lyndonville and Daniel (Lori) Pries of Kendall, one son-in-law Arthur (Pam) Satkowski of Medina, one sister-in-law Madeline (Ralph) Fava of Niagara Falls, and two brother-in-laws, Ralph Linker of Texas and Gerald Pries of Grand Island. Grace is also survived by sixteen beautiful grandchildren and thirty-six great grandchildren with one more expecting in April, and three great- great grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband, Harold R. Pries, Sr., one son Harold R. Pries, Jr., three daughters, Carolyn Pries, Madeline Pries and Nancy Satkowski, one brother William Higgins, one sister, Barbara Linker, two grandsons, Michael Pries and Justin Pries, one great grandson, Devante Boston, one son-in-law, Jamie B. Winters, one sister-in-law, Phyllis Higgins and Grace’s in-laws, Ernest and Marion Pries.
Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 10am to Noon at the First Baptist Church of Medina, 203 West Center Street, Medina NY 14103, where a memorial service will be held at Noon, with the Pastor Rev. Michael Stephenson officiating. Burial will be at the Hartland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Grace’s name to MAAC Clothing Depot, 536 Orient Street, Medina NY 14103.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl Street, Medina NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Grace at www.bogantuttlefunerals.com
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MAAC Clothing Depot
536 Orient St., Medina NY 14103