August 20, 2014

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Mary K. Reynolds Gronotte, 86 Print E-mail

Mary K. Reynolds Gronotte, 86, of Covington passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Providence Pavilion in Covington.

She was born in Pendleton County on August 24, 1927, to  the late Edward Earl and Mary Frances Schuetz Reynolds and married Joseph B. Gronotte  on September 24, 1958  who preceded her in death on August 24, 1986. She graduated from La Salette Academy in 1944 and earned her realtor’s license and worked for 30 years, selling for Huff Realty in Ft. Mitchell, and ASK Realty in Edgewood. Formerly, she worked as the secretary to the president of the former Pogue’s Department Store in Cincinnati. Also she was member of Mother of God Church, where she had been a member of the Choral Club, Mary K. leaves a legacy of living her faith and loving her family and friends.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, were son, Joseph Anthony “Tony” Gronotte; and brother, Edward Joseph Reynolds.

Surviving are sons, J. Timothy  (Mary Anne) Gronotte, Ft. Mitchell, J. Thaddeus Gronotte (Adam Sublett), Covington; daughter-in-law, Terry  (Rick) Granick, Cincinnati, Ohio;  sisters,  Marge (Paul) Klee of Ft. Mitchell, Betty Coleman and Frances Kelly, both of Taylor Mill, Judy (Dan) Woodhead, Falmouth; sister-in-law, Marilyn Reynolds, Elsmere; grandchildren, Joe Gronotte, Holley  (Brian) Hughes, Br. Andrew Gronotte, LC, Br. Christopher Gronotte, LC and Elizabeth Gronotte; great-grandchildren, J.J., Bryce and Anna Grace Hughes;  and a host of extended family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Mother of God Church, Covington, with Rev. Raymond Hartman officiating. Serving as pallbearers were her godchildren,  Nancy Wright, Billy Coleman, Gerard Reynolds, John Kelly, Marjorie Maginn, Greg Wehrman and Mary Hillenmeyer.

Entombment took place in the mausoleum at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Camp River Ridge, 7196 Willowood Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241,, c/o Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, or the charity of your choice.

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