Joseph Dominick Granteed, Sr., 90, of Exeter, has gone to be with his Lord after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease and strokes.
Born in Hughestown on October 26, 1931 to Dominick and Josephine (Capitano) Granteed. He graduated from Hughestown High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1952.
He married the love of his life, Mary Ann Constance Turoni in 1955 and they had six children together, sons, Joseph, David (late wife Donna Deangelo), and Ronald (wife Tonijoy Popple), and daughters Karen (married to Donald Daniels), Mary Jo (Rob Forcina), and Gina (married to Ted Kross). He has 15 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, who he loved to spend time with.
He started working as a child picking coal for his family and worked into his late seventies, owning several gas stations and later a radiator and gas tank sale and repair business, until his health retired him.
He played minor league baseball and excelled at racquetball.
Joseph was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 45 years, Mary Ann, in 2001, a brother, Sam and his wife Patsy, a brother-in-law, Sal Palermo, a daughter-in-law, Donna Deangelo Granteed, and a granddaughter, Kelsey Granteed.
He is survived by a brother, Dominick Granteed, Jr. and his wife, Ann, sisters, Carmella Palermo and Patricia Bennett and her husband, Willard, his children, in-laws, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He will be greatly missed by all of them.
Special thanks to the many aides who helped take care of him in the last few years, especially Maria Tejada, Mary Saba, Mary Jo Kubasti, Leonela, Catherine, Charlie, Frances, and Joyce. Many thanks to Dr. Justin Thomas and Dr. Santos at the VA Medical Center for caring for him for many years. Also, thanks to Ted Kross, Don Daniels, and Gavin Kross for their help when he needed them.
The family will receive friends and relatives Monday, August 15, 2022, from 6pm-8pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 9:30am in Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. Attendees are asked to go directly to the church. The family requests face coverings be worn. Interment, Memorial Shrine Cemetery, West Wyoming. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.