Charlene Graney, 74, of Northborough


Charlene GraneyNorthborough – Charlene Ann (Levandowski) Graney, a longtime resident of Northborough, passed away June 10, 2019 after falling ill at home. Charlene was the loving wife of 52 years to Robert N. Graney.

Charlene was born in Phoenix, Ariz., one of five children to the late Dr. Thaddeus and Dorothy (Rohrbacher) Levandowski.

Charlene was raised in Webster and attended Bartlett High School, class of 1962, prior to enrolling at Cardinal Cushing College where she studied liberal arts and medical science. Charlene and Robert lived a short while in Quincy and Randolph before relocating to Northborough in 1971.

She worked for a short period at Honeywell before focusing on caring for her growing family at home. Charlene enjoyed making beautiful floral arrangements, decorating her home, volunteering to help others, collecting antiques, and spending time with her family during the Holidays, especially Christmas. She loved her family and took pride in caring for them.

In addition to her husband, Robert, Charlene is survived by her three children, Robert Graney Jr and his wife Sophie of Chelmsford, Kellie Doyle and her husband Brian of Littleton, and Melissa Graney of Berlin, and five grandchildren, Charlie and Georges Graney and Tommy, Aiden and Audrey Doyle, all whom she adored. Charlene also leaves her four siblings, Ted Levandowski and his wife Susan of Bristol, R.I., Nancy Levandowski of Marlborough, John Levandowski and his wife Sandra of Southborough and Mary Lou Stewart and her husband Jeff of Westport, Conn.

Calling hours for Charlene will be held Tuesday, June 18, from 4-7 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main St., Northborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215 (

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