Grace M. Canova, 76, homemaker, avid bowler

October 13, 2003

Grace M. Canova, a Baltimore homemaker who was an avid bowler, died Thursday at her Hamilton home of complications from Parkinson's disease. She was 76.

Born Grace Gervasi in the former 10th Ward of Baltimore, one of 10 children, she attended local schools. She married Anthony C. Canova in 1946 and worked as a bookbinder for several years at Waverly Press while raising a family.

Mrs. Canova was a longtime communicant at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church in Hamilton. She bowled in numerous duckpin leagues at the Hamilton bowling lanes on Harford Road.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. today at Evans Funeral Chapel, Harford Road and Putty Hill Avenue.

In addition to her husband of 57 years, a retired vending technician, survivors include a son, Michael A. Canova of Mechanicsville; two daughters, Antoinette V. Steigerwald of Lutherville and Theresa C. Norton of Glen Arm; a sister, Edith T. Fonte of Perry Hall; a brother, Phillip Gervasi of Mount Washington; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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