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U.S. Veteran

Gerry S. Grano

Visitation Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Visitation Time: 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Friday, July 31st, 2020
Funeral Time: 11:00 am
Place of Funeral: Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Funeral Notes: Prayers and final viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning at the Funeral Home. During visiting hours, it is still recommended to follow the State of Illinois guidelines limiting gathering and guests should continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Gerry S. Grano; Beloved husband of Arlene nee: Serrecchia; Devoted father of the late Gerry Steven; Dear brother of Gina Purcell and the late Donald (Irene) Grano; Fond brother-in-law of Eleanor (August) Mostardo and Samuel (Linda) Serrecchia; Dear uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Friday 10:00a.m. at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. Roselle, 60172 (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd) Chapel Service 11:00 a.m.  Entombment Queen of Heaven Mausoleum. Visitation Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For info 630-889-1700 or www.salernofuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, 330 7th Avenue, Ste. 200, New York, NY 10001

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake St. Roselle Illinois, 60172
Service Date: July 31st 2020
Funeral Time: 11:00 am

Interment Details

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Phone: (708) 449-8300
Address: 1400 S Wolf Rd. Hillside IL , 60162


Posted by:
Laura Hogan

Posted on:
Saturday, August 1, 2020

I’m so sorry to see this. I worked with Gerry at Century 21 Lullo. We had so many laughs and good times. He was a class act! His “Gerryisms”, as we called them, were epic. He trained brand new real estate sales agents in the classic art of selling themselves in a wonderful way. I will miss him. Rest In Peace Gerry.

Posted by:
Jeff Mostardo

Posted on:
Thursday, July 30, 2020

My dear Uncle G had a strong impact on my life. Growing up, my family lived in the same neighborhood as Uncle G, Auntie Arlene and little Gerry, so we spent a lot of time together. Uncle G was smart and wise. He was a good storyteller and had a fantastic memory. When discussing a situation with him, he often could relate and tell a story based on his own experiences. Or, more humorously, he would quote a line from a movie that was relevant. He was funny too, a real "character" and loved to kid people. Growing up he called me "Jeefus" instead of Jeff. I'm not sure how he created that name, but it stuck for many years. My sister was often referred to as "bird legs". That's the kind of guy he was, always kidding around. Uncle G liked baseball, football, boxing and horse racing. When I was 18, he took me to the trotters in Maywood. He said, "you're going to get a lesson in humanity". Boy was he right, there are a lot of interesting people who go to the racetrack! He was often enthusiastic and always was genuinely happy to see you and talk with you. In later years, he was more than an uncle, but also a friend. I'll greatly miss talking to him about the Cubs and other topics. I love you Uncle G.