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Julius J. Grandinetti, 88, of Orchard Parkway, a Niagara Falls businessman for more than 50 years, died Friday (Nov. 27, 1998) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a long illness.

Born in Parenti, Italy, he moved to Niagara Falls in 1923.

He ran J.J. Grandinetti's Service Station at 6415 Pine Ave.

Family members said he was active in the community and sponsored a corn roast to benefit the the Association for Retarded Citizens. He also volunteered annually for the Festival of Lights.

He was an active campaign worker.

In 1991, he was honored with the North End Businessmen's Award during the organization's annual reunion. In addition, he received a Special Citizen Award in 1998 from the Pine Avenue Business Association.

His wife, Marie Sabella Grandinetti, died in 1968.

Survivors include a son, Vincent J. of Youngstown; five daughters, Carol A. Hull and Kathryn J., both of Youngstown, Gail Grandinetti-Young of California, Jo-Ann of South Carolina and Kristen Marie; a brother, Ateo of Italy; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1112 South Ave., after prayers at 10:15 in Spallino-Amigone Funeral Home, 1300 Pine Ave. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.


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