Brooklyn, NY – Rebecca “Becky” A. Graber of Brooklyn and Rotterdam, NY, age 37, passed into the Lord’s embrace on July 13th, 2020.
Becky was born on November 1, 1982 in Niskayuna to her parents, Joanne Krakat Graber and the late Gary H. Graber.
After graduating from Mohonasen High School, Becky began on her path to becoming a nurse by attending Ellis Hospital School of Nursing where she earned her Associates of Applied Science in Nursing. She then went on to receive her Bachelors from SUNY Institute of Technology and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville University. She held positions with Visiting Nurses here in Schenectady as well as St. Peter’s Hospital and Ellis Medicine as a nurse manager. After losing her father to cancer in 2016, Becky’s compassion for the terminally ill and their families led her to a career in hospice care. Most recently Becky worked as manager of Hospice Business Development leading a team of registered nurses who worked for Metropolitan Jewish Health System Hospice in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
When Becky wasn’t working, she loved spending time with her friends and family (especially her 3 nephews, Ethan, Ezra and Griffin who were the lights of her life.) She often joked that she collected nephews. She also enjoyed travelling and adored her two cats, Link and Piper.
Becky leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother, Joanne Krakat Graber (Edward Teller) of Rotterdam, sister Rachel Graber (Brian Coons) of Rotterdam, brother Nathan Graber (Caitlin Cleary) of Duanesburg, beloved nephews, Ethan, Ezra and Griffin Graber, and her fiancé Dominic Donato of Averill Park in addition to many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 19th from 3-6pm at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Avenue in Rotterdam. Masks and social distancing will be required. A funeral mass will take place on Monday morning at 10:30am at St. Madeleine Sophie Parish, 3500 Carman Road in Guilderland. Becky will be laid to rest next to her father Gary at Schenectady Memorial Park, Rotterdam.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Becky’s name to Community Hospice, 310 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
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