Dominick “Rocky” Granato Jr., a retired war veteran and longtime resident of Malaga, New Jersey, passed away on December 8th 2016 Dominick was 68 years of age at the time of his passing. Dominick is survived by his four children: Nicole Martindale, Nevada Clark and husband Floyd, Cabo Granato, Santino Granato and wife Lindsey, many grandchildren, nephews and nieces and his two sisters, Mary Ann Bond and Louise Granato.
Dominick was born on April 3, 1948 to Dominick Granato Sr. and Jennie (Schiavo) Taylor, in Landis Township, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Delsea Regional High School, Class of 1966. Shortly thereafter, Dominick volunteered to join the United States Navy and defend his country in the Vietnam War. Dominick bravely served his country as a SeaBee in the U.S. Navy attached to MCB-10, while being deployed on two separate tours of duty. Dominick served his country valiantly during some of the fiercest fighting of he Vietnam War, including the infamous Tet offensive of 1968. He was honorably discharged from the navy after serving his country.
After returning home from the war, Dominick earned an associates degree in horticulture and auto motive mechanics. He applied this Knowledge to his family owned farm business, Granato’s Green Acres. Rocky, as he was known, by his closest friends, enjoyed a myriad of outdoor and automotive interests including, hunting, fishing, crabbing, farming, horticulture, antique automotive restoration, motorcycle ridding and was an otherwise master outdoors man and auto mechanic. Dominick was equally active in his civil pursuits, supporting many nonprofit organisations including wild life and estuary conservation, Veterans and Native Americans rights, orphans’ homes and many others. He will be deeply missed by his family friends and all that knew him.
Relatives and friends are invited to his graveside service on Friday, December 16th at 11 AM at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown. Services under the direction of the BARCLAY FUNERAL HOME.