Brigitte Graves
Brigitte Graves
  • April 25, 1926 - May 15, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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Brigitte Graves, 91, a resident of Keene, passed away peacefully at Langdon Place of Keene on Monday, May 15, 2017, following a brief illness.
She was born April 25, 1926, in Linz, Austria, the daughter of Johann and Wilhelmine (Friedl) von Wlassics. She grew up in Austria and attended trade school to become a Medical Technician during World War II. After marrying her first husband, John M. Paligo, she came to the United States in search of adventure.
For more than 30 years, she worked at the Keene Clinic in the Radiology Department and Laboratory. She took great pride in the care that she gave to her patients and in her work in the community. After parting with her first husband, she married William C. Graves, Sr. The two shared nearly 51 years together, until his death in 2015. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church for many years.
She enjoyed taking trips to spend time with her family. She also enjoyed being at home, working in her flower gardens.
She is survived by three sons: Curtis Graves of Denver, Colorado, Terry J. Paligo of Cobden, Illinois, and John N. Paligo of Tonawanda, NY, as well as many grandchildren and extended family members.
A graveside service will be held in the Village Cemetery in Walpole, New Hampshire, on July 15 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Langdon Place of Keene, 136A Arch Street, Keene, NH. 03431.