Caroline Gradine reached her 98th birthday and passed away October 20, 2020, in St Luke’s Hospice with her family by her side. Caroline was born October 15, 1922 in Duluth. She was a graduate of the old Central High School. She met and married Lloyd Gradine. Caroline worked at Diamond Tool and Nelson Netting Mills. She enjoyed life to the fullest, many will remember her for her Pizzelles, that she would make and give them away. She was a member of St Peters Church and then St Lawrence Church
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Domenica Pezzanito; husband, Lloyd; and good friend, Mel Robinson; 4 sisters, Mary, Clara, Nona, and Dorothy.
Caroline is survived by, nephew, Raymond Petoletti, and niece-in-law, Joann Petoletti; nieces, Patricia, Susan, and Barbara; loving great niece, Jill Janzig; her wonderful neighbor, Nancy Linsten; and numerous other family and friends.
The family would like to thank, Joann and her daughter Jill for their wonderful care and help for Caroline from many years. St Luke’s hospice and staff, especially Donna for their care and kindness through this transition.
Funeral Service will be 11AM, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, with visitation one-hour prior in the Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2nd Street, Duluth, MN 55811. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery Duluth.
Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 218-727-3555.