John Christopher Granatelli, 61, of Cheshire, passed away January 6, 2023. For 26 wonderful years, he was the dearly loved husband and best friend of Brunella Granatelli.
John was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 23, 1961 to the late Joel and Loretta (Greco) Granatelli. John was the loving dad to Brianna (Nick) Conetta of Fairfield, CT, Andrew (Stephanie) Narcisco of Cheshire, CT and Joseph Granatelli of Cheshire, CT, and the world’s best Popi to Lea Conetta. John was the brother of Maria (Paul) Ferreras of St. Thomas, USVI, Barbara (Robert) Keshecki of Harrington, ME, and Anthony (Lucinda) Granatelli of Forked River, NJ. He also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues.
John began his career at ProMed Systems Inc., and also spent many years running his own computer repair business. Most recently he was working at CONNSTEP doing cyber security and had just become a CMMC Registered Practitioner. He was also a Past President of the Cheshire Jaycees, and member of the Pontiac Club-Nutmeg Chapter.
John was full of laughter and endless jokes and facts. He loved classic cars, the Mets, Patriots and UConn, Star Trek, Jeopardy, Wordle and having pizza and a beer. He was generous, funny, kind to his core and was always learning. But above all John loved his family, and his greatest purpose in life was to be a dad and popi. You couldn’t have a conversation with him without looking at a few photos and hearing a story. The life and memories he made will be remembered and cherished by all who knew him.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 12:00 PM, Thursday, January 12th at St. Thomas Becket Church, 435 North Brooksvale Road Cheshire, CT 06410. Donations can be made in his memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).