Gerald P. Grazioplene, 68 of Batavia. Died December 7, 2010 peacefully at his home. Born October 11, 1942 in Batavia, NY. He is son of the late Alfonzo Grazioplene and the late Jane Olcucki. Mr. Grazioplene worked as a Quality Control Engineer for 42 years at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia. He was a member of Ascension Parish – St. Anthony’s Church and was in a Tuesday night golf group. Former Little League and Minor League baseball coach. Mr. Grazioplene was the family Athletic Director and a super Grandpa. He is preceded in death by his father at age 5 and raised by his step-father the late Floyd VanBuskirk. Brother Robert Grazioplene.
He is survived by his wife Jeanette (Speed) Grazioplene; sons Paul (Alicia Herdlein) Grazioplene; Philip (Erica) Grazioplene; brother Roger (Mickey) Grazioplene all of Batavia; sister Joyce (Joseph) Acitelli of Oakfield; sister-in-law Ann Grazioplene of Byron; 6 grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call from 3 to 7 PM on Thursday December 9, 2010 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday December 10, 2010 at Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church 221 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Family to be distributed to various charities. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (343-8260). Arrangements completed by the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.