LOUIS J. GRAZIANO, SR.
November 8, 1929 – September 13, 2018
Town of Newburgh, NY
Louis J. Graziano, Sr., of Newburgh, NY entered into eternal rest on September 13, 2018 at Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill, Newburgh, NY. He was 88 years old.
The son of the late Vincent Graziano and Maria (D’Antona) Graziano, Louis was born on November 8, 1929 in Highland Falls, NY.
Louis graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1947. He was a retired Mechanic for DuPont Fabrikoid in Newburgh, NY. Louis worked over 15 years at Yellow Freight in Maybrook, NY. Louis honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
A family statement reads: “Lou was an avid bowler and he used to love racing cars with Speck Sherwood in his youth. He loved small children more than anything. His face would light up whenever he saw a young child. Lou was a big baseball and football fan, rooting on and yelling at the Mets and Giants. Some of Eli’ Manning’s throws would really tick him off.” He will be missed greatly.
Lou came from a big Italian family with his brothers: Charlie, Mike and Jack; and sisters: Angie, Jennie, Rosie, Connie and Mary.
Louis is survived by his loving wife: Edith L. (Smith) Graziano; his sons: Louis J. Graziano, Jr. and David A. Graziano and his wife Windy; his grandchildren: Robert Schatteles, Jackie Schatteles, Gina Hargon, Nicholas Graziano, Joseph Graziano, Vincent Graziano and Olivia Graziano; also Little Beckett and several great-grandchildren. Louis was predeceased by his son: Michael L. Graziano and step daughter: Jacqueline Roosa Schatteles. Louis was also predeceased by his first wife: Marilyn Abigail Tappen Graziano, mother of his children.
Memorial Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 21st at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson NY. A Chapel Service will be held at 7 p.m. following visitation. Inurnment with Military Honors will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at 9:45 a.m. in Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY.
Memorial Contributions in Louis’ name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to www.Quigleybros.com.