Joseph G. Graziani, Jr.

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Joseph G. Graziani, Jr. of Milton passed away on January 18, 2014 after a long illness. Son of the late Joseph G. and Helen (Murphy) Graziani. He is survived by many loving cousins and close friends. Joe was born in Boston, raised and educated in Milton where he spent most of his life. A graduate of Milton High class of 1950. Joe was also a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean conflict. At their August 21st meeting, Milton Selectmen honored Joe with a proclamation citing his lifelong dedication to his town and his country. Joe was a very special man who grew up in the Houston Avenue neighborhood and served the town from the 1950’s through 2010. At the age of 23 he was elected a Town Meeting member and was re-elected for nearly four decades. During those years he was also elected Park Commissioner, Town Treasurer, appointed Town Accountant and later served as the Town Veteran Agent. Joe Graziani participated in many civic groups and was an active member of Saint Mary of the Hills parish. He also coached and sponsored Babe Ruth and Pee Wee baseball teams. In recent years he has served on the Milton Retirement Board and the Council on Aging Board of Directors. The proclamation at the August 21st meeting concluded with: “Joseph Graziani has been held in the highest esteem by his many friends and colleagues and his reputation as a town official and a citizen of Milton is that of a true gentleman.” A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 24 at 11 A.M. in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 Saint Mary’s Road, Milton. Relatives and friends invited. An hour of visitation will be held on Friday morning at the Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE from 9-10:30 A.M. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation in Joe’s memory may be made to Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 Saint Mary’s Road, Milton, MA 02186 or to The Milton Council on Aging, 10 Walnut Street, Milton, MA 02186.