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OBITUARY

Harold F. Granger

July 11, 1933May 13, 2020

Harold Francis Granger passed away peacefully in the evening of May 13, 2020 at the Grand Rehabilitation Home in Whitestone, NY. He had battled with various ailments over the past 4 1/2 years after a terrible fall that changed his way of living. Harry however, was not ready to leave his family, and in true fashion battled back to health countless times. Even in his final days, he expressed his gratitude to his care takers and nurses, in true Harry fashion.

Born in the Bronx on July 11, 1933, to Beatrice and Harold Granger, Harry was known to those who loved him as a hard working, loyal, and charismatic man. After earning his diploma from Mount St Michael high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Married to his bride, Margaret Granger (deceased 2018), he then worked as a stationary engineer for the New York City Court system. Harry’s busiest years were spent serving as the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Olympia Council, which led to his appointment to State Deputy. He served as the Executive Secretary for the New York State Council, while juggling driving limousines in the evenings to support his family the way in which he wanted. Harry thoroughly enjoyed golf and crossword puzzles both before and after his retirement in 2006.

Harry is preceded in death by his parents, sister Beatrice, and wife Margaret. He is survived by his sister Ann Marie (Donald), his three children Cathy (Robert), Kevin (Kristine), and James (Miosottis), and his three grandchildren Emilia, Jack, and Blake. The love Harry felt and expressed to his family, his “babies,” was unlike any other, paired with unwavering positivity and joy. His infectious smile can never be forgotten as he finally rests in peace.

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Janice Groele

May 23, 2020

I loved visiting Harold with Aileen when she brought him communion. He had a quick wit and I enjoyed our bantering. I will miss him as I do Margaret, but I have wonderful memories of my visits. I will keep Harold in my prayers as I have kept Margaret.

And to the family, may God give you comfort and peace.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Janice Groele

Peter Corritori Jr.

May 19, 2020

On behalf of the the Mount St. Michael Academy community and the Marist brothers we join you in morning the death of our Mount brother Francis. He has been added to our prayer list. May he rest in Heavenly Peace.
Sincerly,
Peter P. Corritori Jr.
President & CEO
Mt. St. Michael Academy

Aileen Ligotti

May 19, 2020

Dear Granger family, I was so blessed to bring Communion from Mary's Nativity-St. Ann Parish Homebound ministry, to your Mom and Dad. They are both in heaven bringing smiles and laughter to all our love ones there! Their legacy of faith, family and friends will go on in all those touched by them! Life of love! Amen! 😁 Aileen and Angelo Ligotti xo

Frank DeFranco

May 17, 2020

Harold and I became close friends during my six years on the NYSC Knights of Columbus. I considered him a mentor as on many occasions he guided me in my various duties working for the State Council. He prided himself on doing the job and that smile of his was infectious. I’ll miss you Harry. You were a dear friend and made me a better Knight. Now you are with your beloved Marge ... you made us all proud. Job well done my brother.

Jane Castellazzi

May 16, 2020

Rest In Peace dear Harold , you were a great guy and friend. Give your beautiful Margie a kiss from us.🙏✝️ Love Jane Castellazzi

ANTONIO CANIANO

May 16, 2020

to my Dear Brother Harold we were together as knights a long time and we had such a great Brother Knight relationship with in the council and a personal relationship out of the council with all his great things he did for us he will never be forgotten by Our Council Olympia 394 we spent a lot of time together and Brother and Family we always enjoyed his company and his wife and children during the years with us and even how he was confined to the house or rehab will still reach out to him during this time I will miss Harold very much because we always enjoyed each other and had a lot laughs together when we meet at the council and any events Please reach out to us for any thing any help when this virus is under control would Love for Harold children to come to our meeting at Marys Nativity As for me Brother Knight and soon to be Grand Knight in June Brother Antonio Caniano after all he went throw with his fall and sickness God will take good care of my Brother Knight Harold Granger Rest In Peace my brother

Cristina Lopez-O‘Keeffe

May 16, 2020

Mr. Granger was always so positive, so happy. He greeted me with a smile and hug that was like we were family. His passing at any time is a tremendous loss to anyone who knew him but, at this time, it’s even more painful. He would want us all to be together. He would want hugs and hands held. I wait impatiently for the time when this is possible so I can hug Kevin, Kristine, Jack and Emilia and give Mr. Granger the loving tribute his life demands.

FROM THE FAMILY
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