Michelle Gradus, 51, of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.
Born in Trenton, Michelle was a life-long Hamilton resident.
She was a graduate of Hamilton High School West - class of 1980, and Trenton State College (CNJ), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Michelle was a self employed graphic artist who was very talented, and enjoyed making jewelry from polymer clay. Michelle also worked as a server in the restaurant business for various restaurants throughout the Mercer County area.
Michelle enjoyed playing frisbee, volleyball, dancing, listening to music, and going to the beach.
She is survived by her daughter, Hailey DaBronzo of Hamilton; her parents, John and Nancy Kleiner Gradus of Hamilton and Ft. Myers, FL; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy and Keith Duvin of Robbinsville, and Vicki and Stephen Lee of Holland, PA; her life-long soul mate, Kurt Tusche of Hamilton, with whom she resided; three nephews; two nieces; five aunts; and many friends.
Family will receive visitors on Tuesday from 5 – 6:30 PM at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home 1863 Hamilton Ave. in Hamilton.
Services will begin at 6:30 PM at the funeral home.
Donations in Michelle’s memory may be made to Recovery Advocates of America, P.O. Box 8475, Trenton, NJ 08650 or to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, 383 W. State St. Trenton, NJ 08618.
Posted on 20 Nov 2014 by MFH