Joseph J. Grace

Grace Joseph

Full Name
Joseph J. Grace

Date of Birth
Saturday, August 9th, 1947

Date of Death
Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Obituary/Notice

Joseph J. Grace, age 71, of Erie, died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at UPMC Hamot.

He was born in Erie on August 9, 1947, a son of the late Joseph and Agnes Armagost Grace.

Joe was a 42 year machine operator for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad, retiring in 2007. For 35 years, since 1982, Joe was a devoted member of Alcoholics Anonymous, where he served faithfully and also served as his clubs president for a three year term.  He was a supportive husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family and had a teasing wit, when with his grandchildren and young people in general.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Douglas and a brother, Arthur Grace. Additionally, Joe was preceded by his best friend and sponsor, Joe Hart.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Diane M. (Canfield) Grace; a son, Joseph J. Grace, Jr.; three grandchildren, Joseph J. Grace, III (Sheila) and their daughter, Malaya, Christopher Grace, all of Erie and Candice Grace, of Virginia. Joe is further survived by his siblings, Thelma Fickenworth (Ron), Frank Grace (Becky), William Grace (Sandy), Mary Burdett and John Grace (Terri) along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street, on Monday, February 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. Inurnment will be private at Lakeside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of Burton Funeral Home.

Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.


Calling Hours

When
Monday, February 4th, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Address
Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc – Downtown/West Bayfront District - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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When
Monday, February 4th, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Address
Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc – Downtown/West Bayfront District - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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Service Information

When
Monday, February 4th, 2019, 7:00 PM

Address
Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc – Downtown/West Bayfront District - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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Interment

Address
Lakeside Cemetery - 1718 East Lake Road Erie, Pennsylvania 16511

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On-Call 24 hours Business Office: 602 W 10th Street, Erie, PA 16502