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James Funeral Home

540 Broadway, Massapequa, NY

OBITUARY

Grazia Exarchou

September 5, 1961July 13, 2020

In lieu of flowers Family request donations made in Grazia's name.

Services

  • Visitation hours

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, July 17, 2020

  • Entombment

    Friday, July 17, 2020

Memories

Grazia Exarchou

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Kelly Doyle

July 29, 2020

It was a sad day for Tom and I when we heard the news. We have such great memories from the cruise, Jamaica and New York! Loved laughing with you. Your love for each other always shone through. Thinking of you Jimmy and your children. Praying for your strength to get through this. Your beautiful guardian angel will be with you through it all.
Kelly & Tom (Montreal)

Kathleen & Dean Bostinto

July 27, 2020

God blessed me with a wonderful Beautiful Angel in 2003. I met Grazia at my business Beauty On The Road in Massapequa. Gracie wanted to get a Facial. We were both blessed to have met each other, for we spent the first hour talking about anything & everything, like we had been friends forever. Grazia & I became good friends right away. Friendship is a Gift from God. I provided many Spa/Salon Services over the years for her & her beautiful family. Grazia & I would call each other, speak for hours not realizing how long we were on the phone. We spoke of our families, children, her mom & dad, her husband & all that she was going through. Grazia always had such a warm, loving, kind Spirited Soul. Her soft kind voice & the way she spoke was always so reassuring that everything would be okay. No matter what she was facing in life Grazia & I would always pray together & speak of God, how she trusted him in taking all her doubts & fears away. Prayers always gave her peace of mind & comfort. She was a hard worker. She worked at the school & put in such long hours, she loved what she did. She was a devoted mom to her children & husband. I hope & pray that they all know how dear they all were to her. She loved them all so much & told me she was so blessed by God to have them all in her life. If I could describe Grazia's life & how she presented herself to everyone? She was an Angel sent from Heaven. No matter what she went through, she always looked on the positive side of things & trusted God to all her doubts & fears. I, myself looked up to her & enjoyed spending countless hours over her house providing Spa/Salon Services & sharing special talks we had more with Grazia & Demi than anything. The boys & her husband would also receive services here & there with facials & a massage, however Grazia & Demi they loved the Spa/Day at home.I will miss my friend & always hold her close to my heart. I know we will meet in heaven soon, for she couldn't be in a better place with God.

Denise Masella

July 24, 2020

Gracie,
You were a dear and loyal friend. I was blessed to have you as a friend. We were Best Sub Buddies at Berner. I knew I could always trust you and come to you when I was in need. I would have to say that you had the biggest ❤️ of anyone that I know. I think of you often and cannot believe that you are gone. God took you way too early. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Till we meet again. Love you!
Denise Masella

Lina Insana Lopardo

July 22, 2020

I was so so saddened to hear about the passing of this beautiful soul! Gracie and I knew each other as teenagers through our parents, who were good friends. Although as we got older and life got busy, we lost touch, I will always remember her happy personality and gorgeous smile. She was always so sweet and truly beautiful inside and outside. She was the kind of person that people loved being around. Her warmth and genuine being was inspiring. My deepest condolences to everyone in her family. Sending you strength and courage!

Joyce & roger Seguin

July 20, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Grazia was such a kind person.when we went to New York and stayed at your house she was a great hostess. We always enjoyed seeing you guys when you came to Montreal. Memories of Grazia will remain in our hearts forever.

Randi Kohanim

July 18, 2020

Gracie was one one of a kind...so very special and caring. I had the pleasure of working with Gracie at Ames, and she was always a pleasure to work with. She put her all into everything she did. She was always warm and friendly and I looked forward to seeing her each day...as everyone did. We are all so lucky to have had he in our lives. She will be sorely missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to have had her in their lives. Nothing will be the same without her.

Annamaria Brancato

July 17, 2020

I knew Grazia Exarchou as Mrs. E, I was one of her students at The Ames Highschool campus. She was one of the nicest people I had ever met and I needed a lot of nice people to help me through Ames. She wasn’t just a TA in any old classroom because she was more to me she was my friend she was my Mrs.E. I could always count on her to make me smile and laugh at the end of any hard day. The first day was highschool was scary and she was just so nonchalant gave me a hug and told me I would be just fine with her, and I was. By the end of the school year I became so fond of her and on the last google meet she told me how proud of me she was and how far I had come. That was the last time we had talked and I am happy to know I made her proud. Thank You Mrs.E for making my 9th grade experience better with you there.

Love,
Annamaria Brancato

Christine Seguin

July 16, 2020

Gracie
Your laughter was contagious and your smile lit up a room. You always saw the good in people. The world is definitely a sadder place to be without you in it!

Jimmy and family my deepest condolences on your loss. Thinking of Gracie and all of you, sending hugs and prayers.
Christine Seguin and the boys (Montreal)

Nick's Deli Rosalie Anthony DiGiovanni

July 16, 2020

From the bottom of our hearts, Mom and I wish our heart felt sympathies to the entire family. When Sal let me know about Grace today, I was so upset I could not even speak. I'm still in shock ! We all grew up in Jackson Heights and my parents' deli, but throughout all the years, I can never remember Grazia without that beautiful smile, and kind words. She was always wonderful to my mom and always spoke beautifully about my late father, Nick. She was just the most amazing person and all of us at the deli are devestated and truly heartbroken. Mom watched so many kids grow up being on the corner for so many years, but Grazia was just one of the very special people that were a part of our lives for so many years. We will never forget you, our Graziela ! God has another beautiful angel in heaven !

Stephanie Kelly

July 16, 2020

Grace was truly one of a kind. Someone I’ve admired since the day I met her. She was so compassionate, so giving, and warm. A “mother” to us all. I always looked forward to speaking with her and listening to her stories (mostly of her family who she adored). No matter what, she always had a smile on her face. She will be missed terribly.

Sending prayers to the Exarchou family,
Stephanie Kelly

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