Guy J. (Rocky) Graziano, Sr. of Whiting, NJ passed-away peacefully Tuesday, May 18, 2021. He was 95 years old. Guy was born and raised in Utica, NY. Prior to moving to Whiting in 2000, He and his wife Pam lived in New Providence, NJ. Guy was the youngest of five siblings and was a graduate of Proctor High School in Utica, NY. Guy joined the Navy shortly after the onset of WWII and served bravely as a flight crew technician on the USS Lexington and was recognized for valor on several occasions during different missions in the South Pacific.
Guy married his wife Palma in 1950 and began his career with the Dept. of the Treasury, retiring in 1990 with 40 years of service. Guy was proud of his Catholic faith and was a loyal congregant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Whiting.
Guy was predeceased by Palma in 2019 and He is survived by his 5 children: three daughters, Paulette Noyes of Sewell, NJ, Annette Rubin of Bayonne, NJ, and Susanne Cradlin of Chester, MD; two sons, Paul Graziano and his wife, Nancy of Howell, NJ, and Guy J. Graziano, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Cranford, NJ. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be offered, Tuesday, June 1st at 10:45 am at the All Saints Chapel of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 30 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting. He and Palma will be interred together, at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.
Flowers are not permitted in the church. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the following charities:
• American Diabetes Association: https://www.diabetes.org/
• Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation: https://www.deborahfoundation.org/donate/
• Utica College: https://www.utica.edu/giving/annual-fund
• USS Lexington Association: https://www.usslexingtoncv16.org/dues-and-donations.html
Please see links on the left side of this page to donate online.