September 6, 1930 - November 3, 2011
Sept. 6, 1930-Nov. 3, 2011
SCHROON LAKE — Armand Graziano, 81, of Woodland Park, N.J., passed away on Nov. 3, 2011, at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J., after a brief illness.
Born on Sept. 6, 1930, in Hoboken, N.J., the son of Lorenzo and Giacinta Graziano, Armand grew up and attended school in Hoboken, where he met and married his wife of 59 years, Nicoletta (Ventura).
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Conrad Graziano and a sister, Mary Lambiase.
Armand was a 1960 graduate of Seton Hall University. He worked for the Western Union Company, the New Jersey Sports Authority and retired from the Garden State Parkway Authority. He was a veteran of the United States Army and the Army Reserve, reaching the rank of Captain and the Air National Guard, from which he retired in 1983.
Armand and Nicoletta raised their family in Clifton, traveled the world together and enjoyed many happy times at their summer residence in Schroon Lake. He enjoyed sports, cooking, playing bridge and was happiest when he was with his family, to whom he was especially devoted.
In addition to his wife Nicoletta, of Woodland Park, N.J., he is survived by his children, Larry Graziano and his wife Francine Ferrara of Glen Ridge; Andrew Graziano and his wife Patricia of Wayne; and Lisa Marie Vallo and her husband Jeffrey of Clifton. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Andrew A. Graziano and his fiancé Julie Anne Carbone, Patrick R. Graziano, Nicole E. Graziano and Jenna Vallo.