Jennie (Jane) Graziano

Jennie (Jane) Graziano

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

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Obituary for Jennie (Jane) Graziano

Jennie (Jane) Grace Graziano nee DeSimone, age 88, beautiful and loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at home on Wednesday, March 18 in the loving care of her family. Jennie was born in Utica, New York on December 18, 1931 to Vincent and Rose DeSimone.
As a young woman, along with her sisters and brother, she worked hard to support their elderly parents. On November 15, 1952, Jennie married Frank Graziano and together they started a family and a legacy of love and faith. Jennie and her family moved to Long Branch, NJ in 1959 where they built a home and deep roots. Jennie lived a life of deep faith and was a long-time parishioner of Holy Trinity Church, Long Branch. She loved praying the rosary, reading, Atlantic City, fresh flowers, lottery scratch-offs and being with her family who loved her tremendously.
In addition to her parents, Jennie was predeceased by her only brother, Vincent DeSimone and her sisters, Nancy Mancuso and Mickey Jurkowski.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Frank Graziano; her four children, Sara and Don Felle, Anthony Graziano and his partner, Mary Deghetto; Susan and Lonnie Kennedy; Michele Whelan and her partner, George Sangiovanni; her sister, Palma Piccolino; her sister-in-laws, Josephine Mark and Pat Millbower; and brother-in-law, Otto Knapp. Jennie also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, who loved their Nonnie immensely and 10 great grandchildren that brought her much joy as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 2-4 pm at the Fiore Funeral Home, 882 Broadway, West Long Branch. Jennie loved her family and friends deeply and was a caretaker at heart. While services are open to all who wish to say good-bye, she would worry for each and every one of us in this uncertain time. Please use your discretion to honor her memory at home by praying the rosary, reading a good book, calling a loved one, doing a kind deed, or being of service to someone in need. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jennie’s memory to an organization close to her heart, the Saint Vincent DePaul Society, c/o of Holy Trinity Church of Christ the King Parish at 380 Division Street, Long Branch, NJ 07740.
In accordance with current health restrictions, a memorial mass and celebration of her life will be held at a later date, in both Long Branch, NJ and Utica, NY.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    West Long Branch
    882 Broadway
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    Saturday, March 21st, 2020
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Interment

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Utica, New York
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    Monday, March 23rd, 2020

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JoAnne Zambrano Collins

Frank, Sara, Anthony, Susan, Michele and family,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Jane. Jane was a very sweet, considerate and caring individual. I have fond memories of her and your family growing up on Vanderbilt Ave and High Street. I will always remember her infectious smile.
Know that a new angel is watching over all of you. May all your sorrows be short and your memories last forever. RIP Jane.
Comment | Posted at 04:11pm via Condolence

Ave Latte

Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to all of the Graziano family on the loss of your wife, mom, nonna and sibling and friend. She was truly a gift from heaven. I have always loved seeing her at Imagine, or when growing up at our shared "Utica" roots homes in NJ. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless, you truly have an angel in heaven watching over all! We'll miss your smile and beautifully warm heart. God bless you Jane!
Comment | Posted at 02:08pm via Condolence

Tim Gleason

Graz, so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to your Dad and sisters, all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Comment | Posted at 01:19pm via Condolence

Yvonne L Russell-Mann

My condolences to Frank and the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jane was one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever known. I will never forget all the happy hours my family spent with your family. I wish I could have come to pay my respects and see all of you. Yvonne Russell-Mann
Comment | Posted at 04:10pm via Condolence

Beth Woolley

Will miss her beautiful eyes that would also smile at you & her soft,kind, sweet voice . Never once in the sixty years that I've known her did I ever here her raise her voice ( perhaps her own children excluded ) or say a negative word about anyone. My very sincere condolences to Frank, Sara Jane, Susan, Michelle , Anthony and their families. Heaven just gained a good one. Love, Beth Woolley ( Tiger)
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