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Roy Gratton

Roy G. Gratton Sr.

Saturday, October 13th, 1934 - Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

COHOES Roy G. Gratton, Sr., 85, of Garner St. died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at Van Rensselaer Manor.

Born and educated in Cohoes, Roy was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Frank and Alice McPhail Gratton.

Working as a general contractor, Roy owned and operated Gratton Brothers Construction Co. for over 45 years until his retirement. He was also a member of the Polish American Club in Cohoes for over 60 years. 

Roy was known to his family and friends as one of the most kind and loving individuals. He will always be remembered for his quick and funny remarks which could always make everyone laugh.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Josephine Walsh Gratton; by his four children, Sheila Garrity (Don) of Halfmoon, Kathleen Bowdish (Larry) of Providence, RI, Roy Gratton, Jr. (Dawn) and Michael Gratton all of Cohoes; and by several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his 7grandchildren, Donnie, Shana, Casey, Melanie, Kayleigh, Shelby and Sean and his5 great grandchildren, Max, Kennedy, Mae, Carter and Alaina. They all always meant so much to him and made him smile everyday. He was predeceased by his brothers, Harold and Walter Gratton.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home prior to the service from 4-7 p.m.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Fitzgerald Funeral Home
    Address
    105 Vliet Blvd.
    COHOES, NY 12047
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    Fitzgerald Funeral Home
    Address
    105 Vliet Blvd.
    COHOES, NY 12047
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Donald Bourgeois

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  • Polish American Club

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Phenie and family sorry to hear of Roy's passing he was a great guy and I will always remember the smile on his face when i took his 2 bucks to give you your pull tabs love you may he rest in peace

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