NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

July 8, 2013

Anthony J. 'Tony' Granese


West Ossipee, NH — Mr. Anthony J. “Tony” Granese, 92, of West Ossipee, N.H., died on Thursday, July 4, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Marian (Hannon) Granese, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Nicola and Carmella (Faia) Granese. He lived in Swampscott and Danvers prior to moving to West Ossippee in 1994. The Graneses have also spent winters in Orlando, Fla., since 1986. Mr. Granese served in the U.S. Army during WWII, with landings in North Africa, as well as assignments in Italy, where he fought at the Battle of Anzio, Sicily, and Southern France. He was a member of the 15th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division I Company. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in Nice, France. He was a member of the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division. He was the owner of N. Granese and Sons General Contractors with his late brother, John, for 30 years. He was also a partner in the Hannah Village Apartments in Beverly with his brother John and the late Michael Chitro. An avid golfer, Mr. Granese was a member of the Indian Mound Golf Club in Ossipee and the Ventura Country Club of Orlando. He was also a life member of Valladolid Council #70 Knights of Columbus, Lynn, and a longtime parishioner of Holy Family Church, as well as St. Joseph Church in Ossipee, and Good Shepherd Church in Orlando. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael Granese of Tewksbury, Laurie Walton and her husband, Sean, of West Ossipee, Richard Granese and his wife, Donna, of Newburyport, and Sherren Granese and her husband, Jack Henebury, of Newton; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late John Granese and Phyllis Fraher.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St., Route 1A, Lynn, on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Holy Family Church, Lynn at 11:15 a.m. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For directions and guest book, please visit www.solimine.com. Donations may be made to Holy Family Church, 26 Bessom St., Lynn, MA 01902.