Patricia Moran Graves of Mashpee, a former principal and teacher at Barnstable High School, died August 29 after a lengthy illness. She was 69.

Daughter of the late Dorothy and Charles Moran, she graduated from Holyoke Catholic High School and Elms College and received her master’s degree from University of LaVerne; she also received a master’s degree in administration from Salem State College.

Ms. Graves taught English and was the assistant principal at Our Ladies of Sorrow’s School in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She arrived at Barnstable High School in 1983 and taught English and was the director of the Alternate Learning Program. In 1986 she transferred to the English Department, became the assistant principal and then principal until her retirement in 2010.

Ms. Graves participated in aiding the search for lost pets on Cape Cod. She especially loved golden retrievers and they were a part of her household.

Active throughout her lifetime, she ran the ultra-marathon in Hawaii, biked across Iowa and enjoyed camping in her RV.

She leaves her husband, Richard H. Graves; and four brothers, Thomas Moran, Charles Moran, John Briant and James Briant.

Services will be private.

A celebration of her life is planned for the spring.

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