Receiving of Friends
Obituary of Arthur Grazioso
Arthur P. Grazioso, Jr., age 61, of Oakland, died Monday, October 1, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Mary L. (Murphy) and his adoring daughter Laura M. Grazioso. Art also leaves behind his mother, Dorothy, and his sisters, Joanne Rampello and Julie Richard. Born on Governors Island, New York City, Art was raised in Leominster, MA before moving to New Jersey 40 years ago. He began his career with the S. Bent and Brothers Furniture Company in Gardner, MA where he developed a passion for the furniture industry. He was a very loving father, husband, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, and friend to all. Known and admired for his enormous heart, incredible generosity, gentle spirit, and (often lengthy) stories, Art’s love for life was only matched by his devotion to his family and friends. He is predeceased by his father, Arthur P. Grazioso Sr.
The Grazioso family will receive friends on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 3:00 until 7:00 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (www.vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff. A Funeral mass will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church, 900 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah.