Gerald Grazioso, age 81

of Braintree

Gerald Grazioso, age 81

Gerald Grazioso, age 81, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, December 31, 2021 at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of his loving family.

Gerald was born in Quincy, to the late Angelo and Valerie (Czerniawski) Grazioso. Raised in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1958. He later graduated from the night school program at Northeastern University as a mechanical engineer.

He began his career at the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy and then served his sheet metal apprenticeship at the former Boston Navy Yard. After receiving his degree, Gerald specialized in HVAC and worked for thirty years at the former Stone & Webster engineering firm in Boston, retiring in 2012.

Gerald enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter and also enjoyed photography. He volunteered as an Assistant Scout Master for many years with his sons in Troop 253, Braintree.

Most of all, Gerald was devoted to his family and was especially proud of his grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for fifty-eight years of Linda C. (Iacovelli) Grazioso.

Devoted father of Christopher J. Grazioso and his wife Patricia of Abington, Michael G. Grazioso and his wife Amanda of Pembroke.

Loving grandfather of Christopher, Jr., Matthew, Eliana, Mia, Kaitlyn, and McKenna.

One of four siblings, Gerald was the brother of Valerie Solimini of Quincy and was predeceased by John and Ronald Grazioso. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Wednesday, January 5, at 10 a.m. The Archdiocese of Boston requires a mask or face covering be worn in church. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours have been omitted.

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  • Linda and family I was so shocked to hear about Jerry’s passing. He was a really good guy! God rest his soul.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. In knowing Chris, a man of great integrity and devotion to family, his dad left behind quite a legacy.
    God Bless
    Charlotte Jenkins

  • So sad to hear about Jerry’s passing. He was a great fellow worker for 30 years. He will be missed. My prayers to his family

  • The St Francis Prayer
    Lord, make me a channel of thy peace;
    that where there is hatred, I may bring love; that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
    that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
    that where there is error, I may bring truth; that where there is doubt, I may bring faith; that where there is despair, I may bring hope; that where there are shadows, I may bring light; that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
    to understand, than to be understood;
    to love, than to be loved.
    For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
    It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
    It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life. Amen.

  • Linda & Family both of us send our deepest sympathy was really shocked on hearing of Gerry Is passing, will keep you all in our Prayers at this most Difficult Time . The Best Family

  • Linda, Chris, and Michael,
    I am beyond devastated over the loss of Jerry. Jerry was one of my dearest of friends and the kindest of souls. I am honored and grateful to have known Jerry and your wonderful family for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Heaven just got brighter. We will all miss his heart, love, and laughter. My deepest of sorrow to you and your family.

  • Linda and Family,
    I am sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a wonderful friend. He will be dearly missed by every life he touched. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Linda, Chris, Patty and Family,
    Our sincere condolences and love to all as you celebrate the life of Gerry. Together with Linda, they nurtured a beautiful and loving family committed to one another and to serving their community. His legacy and spirit will live on in all of you.

  • I didn’t know Gerry for very long but I could see he had a wonderful sense of humor and a great love of wife and family. I also could see he loved your cooking Linda!

  • I was shocked and sadden when I read your facebook message Linda, may God grant you peace knowing he is finally pain free.

    Much Love

  • I was saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. 😷. He went through so much over the years. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Linda I am so sorry to hear about Gerry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dearest Grazioso family. I am so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with each of you during these difficult days and always. I hope the many many memories you carry with you help to brighten your days.

  • Linda, Chris, Michael and family,

    I enjoyed knowing and working with Gerry at Troop 253. He was a great stand up kind of guy. He will be missed – Arthur;

    Linda,

    So sorry that you have lost your best friend and love of 58 years. You have our deepest sympathy
    and heartfelt prayers – Alice

  • Grazioso family, i am truly saddened by this devastating news. Linda and Mike, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time. my sincere heartfelt condolences. I’ve know Mr and Mrs Graz as long as Mike has been friends with my brothers which seems like forever. sending big hugs to the entire family ♥️♥️

  • I worked with Gerry for what seemed a hundred years. He was always a good go-to guy for help with HVAC. He had a way of getting to the facts without going around and around.

  • Linda 💔 I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a sweet man. Prayers go out to you and your family🙏❤️🙏