JACKSONVILLE - On November 13th, 2021, Mary Alyce Graham Fatica, of Jacksonville, NC, ended her long battle with disease and entered her life with her God. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, November 19th at St. Mildred Catholic Church in Swansboro. Inurnment will follow.
Mary Alyce was born in Milton, Pa to Dorothy and Russell Graham and was the oldest of three children. She was educated by the order of Mercy nuns for 16 years. She graduated with a degree in elementary education from Mercyhurst College and took post graduate courses in the reading area. She taught for twenty years and retired from the district to come to Jacksonville where she continued to teach until early retirement to care for her mother.
Mary Alyce was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Gregory Graham and sister, Rebecca Graham. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Deacon Jerry Fatica of the home; and several special friends; nieces and nephews; and dear cousin, Lori Meyer.
Mary Alyce embraced her church family and a special closeness to the Blessed Mother.
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 18th from 7 to 9 PM at St. Mildred Catholic Church.