Partner A. Henry Bova
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Longbourne House, 11927 WI-59, Evansville, WI 53536
Cooksville Cemetery Cooksville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Maurice Marc Gras (February 11, 1928 - November 30, 2003) was born on February 11, 1928, in Draguignan, France. He was educated there and completed his law degree at Universite d'Aix-en-Provence and worked briefly in Paris before serving for a period of time in the French Army as an officer stationed in North Africa, and France. From Paris he emigrated to Chicago and then to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to complete a Ph.D. in French. He stayed on in Madison to teach and serve as head of the department of French and Italian. He was a specialist in sixteenth-century French theater and provencal language. He retired in 1992. He was a long time resident of the Cooksville community where he was active in the Cooksville Community Center and the restoration and preservation of Cooksville.
Maurice Gras died peacefully on November 30, 2003, at the Skaalen Home in Stoughton, where he had recently resided. Maurice was survived by his life partner, A. Henry "Hank" Bova of Cooksville. He was buried at Cooksville Cemetery.
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