August 17, 1937 — January 24, 2019
PORTER CORNERS — Joseph V. Grono, 81, of Route 9N, passed away suddenly Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Saratoga Hospital.
Born on Aug. 17, 1937 in Yonkers, he was the son of the late Marion and Josephine (Civic) Grono.
Joe graduated from Yonkers High School in 1955 and from Westchester Community College with an associate degree in drafting. He was a star athlete in high school, lettering in football, basketball and track and field.
He joined the United States Army on July 8, 1958, serving as a draftsman and as an MP, receiving the Marksman badge, until his discharge in 1960.
Joe married Ruth E. Clark on Sept. 21, 1963, in Yonkers. The couple first resided in Hastings-on-Hudson for 12 years, then lived in Saugerties for many years and in 1986 moved to their current residence on Route 9N in Porter Corners.
He worked as a lifelong printer, first for Carvel Ice Cream in Ardsley for many years, then KTB in Saugerties, and WL Coughtry’s in Albany until his retirement.
Joe was a longtime communicant of St. Casimir’s Roman Catholic Church in Yonkers and currently at Holy Mother and Child Parish in Corinth. He was a member of the Rev. John E. Dignan Council 3271 Knights of Columbus of Corinth, serving as Grand Knight for a few years, and currently was serving as treasurer.
He enjoyed fishing, was an avid New York Giants fan and enjoyed spending time with his girls and grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by one daughter, Erin Elizabeth Grono; and two siblings, Leatrice Kopera and Ralph Grono.
Survivors, besides his loving wife of 55 years, include four daughters, Kathleen Germain (Michael) of Kingston, Maureen Tagliafierro (Michael) of Porter Corners, Kellie Dickie (Timothy) of Schuylerville and Colleen Mager (Stephen) of Hudson Falls; nine grandchildren, Emily and Ben Germain, John Paul, Michael and Sophia Tagliafierro, and Quinn, Hannah, Paige and Andy Mager; two siblings, Donald Grono of Yonkers and Robert Grono of Spring Valley; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Holy Mother and Child Parish, 405 Palmer Ave., Corinth, with the Rev. Kenneth Swain officiating.
Burial with full military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Densmore Funeral Home Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.
Members of the Horace D. Washburn American Legion Post 533 of Corinth will conduct a brief service at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Members of the Rev. John E. Dignan Council 3271 Knights of Columbus of Corinth will conduct a service at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials take the form of donations to the Holy Mother and Child Parish, 405 Palmer Ave., Corinth, NY 12822.