Josephine M. Grieco

August 29, 1921 ~ November 20, 2018 (age 97)


Josephine M. Grieco, 97, formerly of Stone Street and Centennial Apartments, passed away November 20, 2018 at Samaritan Medical Center.


Mrs. Grieco was born August 29, 1921, in Watertown, a daughter of Michael and Angelina Grittani Mistersaro. She attended Watertown High School. On October 20, 1940, she married Daniel J. Grieco at St. Anthony’s Church with Reverend John Quinn officiating. Mr. Grieco died in 1972.  Mrs. Grieco and her husband Danny operated thier family’s business, Grieco’s Brass Rail, which was in thier family for over forty years, until it was sold in 1979.


Mrs. Grieco was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church, a member and past president of the Altar Rosary Society and a Mt. Carmel volunteer. She was a member of the Sisters of the Precious Blood Auxiliary, a member and Vice President of the  Italian American Civic Association, was the youngest and last member the Jolly Club. She enjoyed watching the Yankees, SU Basketball. Mrs. Grieco  baked cookies for weddings, St. Anthony’s Mt Carmel Feast and Italian American Civic Association events  She volunteered for the monthly Spaghetti Dinners at St Anthony’s Church, made cookies for and volunteeres at the Fried Dough Stand at the Mt. Carmel Feast .  Mrs. Grieco often made chicken soup for her grandchildren, they called her “Gramma Soup”.


Surviving are a son, Daniel (Judy) Grieco, Chaumont and Ocala, FL., two daughters, Susanne (Jan) Slodkowski, Watertown, Linda Grieco - Roach, Watertown, four grandchildren, John Check, Watertown, Tamara Harrington, Reno, NV, Lindsey Simonette, Watertown and Lyndon Roach, Watertown, nine great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. A brother Joseph Mistersaro and three sisters, Rose Grant, her twin sister Mary Palumbo and Ann Grieco, and a son-in-law, Lynn Roach, all died before her.


Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4-7pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 10:15 am at the funeral home with an 11 am funeral mass at St. Anthony’s Church with Reverend Christopher Looby officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Church, 850 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or to the Sisters of the Precious Blood Monastery, 400 Pratt Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences may be made to



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November 27, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
D.L Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.
135 Keyes Avenue Watertown
Watertown, NY 13601

Funeral Mass
November 28, 2018

11:00 AM
St. Anthony's Church
830 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601


St. Anthony's Church
830 Arsenal Street, Watertown NY 13601

Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood
400 Pratt Street, Watertown NY 13601

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