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Grace Marie Jennings

Obituary for Grace Marie Jennings

March 14, 1927 - July 31, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 90

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Grace Marie Jennings (nee DiNoia) passed away on July 31, 2017 at the age of 90. Grace Marie was predeceased by her husband, Colonel John M. Jennings, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970. Despite this unfathomable loss, Grace steadfastly raised their five children on her own.

Grace Marie was born in Worcester, MA to Italian immigrant parents. She married John M. Jennings in 1952, and began the life of an Army wife, relocating around the world, before settling in Maryland. Family was of utmost importance to her. As her children pursued their own careers, she loved traveling around the world to visit them. Proud of her heritage, her six fantastic grandchildren lovingly called her "Nonnie". Her sense of style, love of entertaining and delicious home cooking, will be greatly missed. Grace enjoyed a party, and could be counted on to entertain friends and family with traditional Italian songs.

Grace is survived by her children, Margaret Anne Forshey, John Jennings, Jr., Catherine Shapiro, Patrick Jennings and Mary Salazar. Her grandchildren brought Grace tremendous joy and include Megan Forshey, Kathryn Forshey, Zoltan Shapiro, Eric Jennings, John Salazar and Leo Salazar.

SERVICE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
10:45 A.M.
FORT MYER OLD POST CHAPEL
FORT MYER, VIRGINIA
Grace will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
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