Samuel Graziano, M.D., entered Eternal Life with the Lord on May 13, 2013 at the age of 89.
Cherished husband of Lorraine (nee Santacrose). Beloved and devoted father of Charles (Rhonda), Dr. Anthony (Sharon), Corinne (Jim Griswold), Joseph (Marlene) and the late Francis Graziano. Proud and loving papa of Angela, Gina, Vince, Dannon, Anthony, Desiree, Courtney, Breanne, Christina and Julia. Great-papa of 14 great-grandchildren. Dearest brother of Lucia McCarthy, Carlo Nasca and Virginia Hazinski.
Preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. Also survived by nieces, nephews, beloved patients and many good and dear friends.
After being raised in Dunkirk, NY Sam worked on the railroad before beginning an apprenticeship as a Tool and Die Maker which he completed after serving our country in the Navy during WWII. In 1947 he began his under-graduate studies at Marquette University while working at A.O. Smith. He graduated from Marquette Medical College in 1954 and served the Milwaukee area as a family practitioner for 51 years.
Visitation Friday, May 17 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, N47W13604 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls from 10:30 AM to 12:15 PM with Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 PM. Private family Committal Service and burial to follow Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Graziano family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Linda, Kris and Gina from Comfort Keepers and the staffs of Grace Hospice and DaVita Dialysis Center for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Anthony's Church or the National Kidney Foundation.