Ernest “Ernie” D. Granese, age 89 of Plymouth Meeting passed away on August 19, 2018. He was the husband of the late Concetta M. Granese and is survived by his daughter Joanne Smith and her husband Tom, Anthony Granese and his wife Christine, and was preceded in death by two daughters; Diana and Amelia.
Ernie was born to the late Joseph and Emily Granese in Bridgeport, PA and is also survived by his sister; Theresa Marconi, brother Joseph Granese (wife MaryLouise), and sister Eleanor Genuardi (husband Salvatore). He is also survived by his grandchildren; Briana, Lidia, Elvin, Oscar, Sarina, and great-grandchildren; Dannie and Jeffrey.
A Love of Family...Ernie had a huge heart and was a dedicated husband and father. His life was defined through his example of unconditional love, caring first for his daughter Amelia through her battle with Cystic Fibrosis and then with his wife and daughters’ battle with Huntington’s Disease.
A Love of Italian Culture...Ernie was born and raised in Bridgeport and later moved to Plymouth Meeting where he graduated from Bridgeport High School. Sunday dinners were an important tradition. Ernie made his own pasta and wine and loved to share authentic Italian meals with family and friends. He enjoyed card games and golf, thought himself to be an “Eagle Eye” hunter, and was known to be an accomplished player in the Norristown Bocce League. He was proud of his Italian Heritage, often seen wearing his Son’s of Italy shirt. Ernie was a veteran of the Korean War, honored to serve his country in the U. S. Army.
What Would Jesus Do? Ernie was a lifelong member and usher at Holy Savior Church n Norristown. He was know by his family and friends to have a deep faith and devotion to Mary, often praying the Rosary 3-4 times every day for the people in his life. He was Pro-Life and attended Men of Malvern at the Malvern Retreat House for over 57 years and faithfully wore his bracelet reminding himself “What Would Jesus Do?”. Ernie was know to be generous with his time and resources. The best example may be in his support over the last 20 years as a founding benefactor for Amigos de Jesus Home for Children. His continued prayer and support helped create an organization that has provided hope and healing for many hundreds of children around the world.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Ernie’s Life on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 10AM at Holy Savior Church, 407 E. Main Street, Norristown PA 19401. A receiving time will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in church with the rosary at 9:45AM prior to mass. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Amigos de Jesus or Huntingtons Disease Foundation.