Ann Marie Bafundo, age 87 of Franklin, TN passed away April 30, 2022. She was born in Bronx, NY in 1935 and moved with her family to Franklin in 1977. She was predeceased by her parents, Anna and Frank Gruler and her brother, Francis Gruler. Devoted wife of Joseph for sixty-one years. Dedicated mother of sons Philip and wife, Ellen, Michael, Thomas and wife, Denise. Loving grandmother of Caroline, Nicholas, Matthew, Juliana, Thaddeus and Dominic. Also survived by sisters in-law, Maureen Gruler and Dorothea Robinson and many nieces and nephews. She graduated with honors in 1955 as a Registered Nurse from Saint John’s Hospital in Long Island City, New York. She worked there as a Registered Nurse and in Pelham Bay General Hospital in New York and Williamson County Hospital in Franklin. She was instrumental in establishing Corpus Christi Chapel, which brought the Tridentine Latin Mass back to Franklin. The Latin Requiem Mass will be offered 11:00AM Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Corpus Christi Chapel, 130 Old Liberty Pike, Franklin. Burial will follow at Williamson Memorial Gardens. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the Corpus Christi Chapel Building Fund. Visitation will be 4-8PM Friday at WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 3009 Columbia Ave. Franklin, TN 37064. 615-794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com
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