James Joseph Granato, 76, of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021. James was born September 16, 1944 in Trieste, Italy to the late Francesco Granato and Lidia Fratte. Mr. Granato was retired after 30 years from Illinois Bell Phone Company. He loved the mountains, and loved to cook; he was a member of Knights of Columbus and a Catholic by faith.
He is survived by his daughters, Lora Morrison (Sean) and Lisa Vines (Michael); three sisters, Aussunta Granato (Vittorio Pignatelli), Marisa Granato (Enzo Parisi) and Stella Granato ( Giovanni Caliendo); six grandchildren, Lauren Klier, Faith Klier, Alexander Vines, Nathan Vines, Madison Morrison and Natalie Morrison.
No services are planned at this time.
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