OBITUARY

Henry M. Granados

January 18, 1925December 8, 2012

January 18, 1925 to December 8, 2012

Henry Granados was born in Wilmington to Porfirio and Virjida Granados of Alamogordo New Mexico. He spent his childhood on Dominguez Street, attended Wilmington Park School and was an Altar boy at Holy Family Parish. He later moved to Dominguez Hills and attended Banning High School where he met his future wife, Annie Madrigal. Henry was a World War II Veteran who proudly participated in the Normandy Invasion as a member of the 118 Artillery Battalion. He made five special friends during the war and those friendships lasted a life time. Henry and Annie were married in 1946 and raised their family in Wilmington. He had a thirst for knowledge and became Machinist, Teacher and High School Counselor. He taught at S.C.R.O.C., Wilmington Skill Center, Gardena High School and Huntington Park High School. He was a substitute teacher at several local middle schools after retirement. He often worked two jobs to support his family, sent his son with special needs to school and provided his daughters with a Catholic school education. He was the type of person who found solving Algebra problems and studying English Grammar entertaining. He was an avid cyclist and participated in his last Rosarito Beach to Ensenada bike race at 78 years of age. Riding his bicycle from San Francisco was a trip of a life time. He enjoyed dancing with Annie, his favorite dance partner, in their family room and riding together in their motor home. Giving his great grandchildren rides on his walker brought him joy. He truly enjoyed his family and his home. He is preceded in death by his son Raymond Granados and is survived by his wife of 66 years Annie Madrigal, daughters Theresa (Robert) Rodriguez, Bridget (Eli) Bantiles, Claudia (Steve) Hansen. Grandchildren: Catherine Rodriguez, Stephen (Erin) Lotta, Marisa (Jeff) Lippine, Natalie and Brian Bantiles, Bridget and Erin Hansen; Great Grandchildren Mackenzie and Mason Lippine and Grace and Jamison Lotta; In-laws Eleanor and Lino Urrea, Vera Freeman, Angie and Ernest Martinez and Bob and Gloria Madrigal. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Nuns of St. Joseph of Cluny at www.Clunyusandcanada.org or Homeboy Industries.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Rosary Service Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2012
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Henry M. Granados

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Susan Marchello

May 13, 2013

Mr Granados was a very special man, we were very blessed to have known him. My Dad really enjoyed him friendship back in the day.

Rosemary Gonzales

December 15, 2012

Bridget & Family,
So sorry to hear about your dad. Our prayers are with you and hopes that all your great memories together comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Rosemary Diaz Gonzales
Holy Family Classmate

December 14, 2012

Annie, Claudia, Bridget and Claudia, So sorry to hear of the passing of Henry. He was such a wonderful, sweet, gentle man. My prayers and thoughts are with you now and always. With Sincere Sympathy, Robin Hawk

Renee Olloque

December 14, 2012

Bridget and Granados Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Although he is gone physically, he will always be in your heart and will continue to care and love each one of you for all eternity. God Bless you and your family.

Francyne Ferlazzo

December 14, 2012

I am a old friend of the Granados family and worked with all the girls at Kaiser.Mr. Granados was always a very kind man.My sympathy goes to all of you and my thoughts are with Bridget and Claudia and their families.

Francyne Ferlazzo

Bec Urrea

December 14, 2012

Bridget, I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. I truly believe your dad will be your special guardian angel to watch over you and your family.

December 14, 2012

Tot was a wonderful and very kind man. Our condolences to the entire family. We have another angel watching over us.

Love, Jack, Cindy, Karafaye & Joel Buffa

Tony Fernandez

December 13, 2012

The Lord has brought us an angel to be a mentor a protector a man of many talents and desires and shared them with all his family, friends and acquaintances I am proud to have met him and given me a blessing of a wonderful granddaughter Catherine Rodriguez who I will care forever. The Lord has called for his angel to be back at his rightful place Rest in Peace Henry.

December 13, 2012

December 13, 2012