Darlene L. Granato, 72, of Winamac, IN passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on April 5, 1947 in Washington County, PA to the late Dewey H. and Betty S. Martin Chalfant. On December 16, 1964, Darlene married Ronald E. Granato in Crown Point, IN. He passed away on May 31, 2019.
Darlene was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time on the Tippecanoe River. She enjoyed birdwatching, gardening, ceramics and shopping at Kohl’s. She was an avid garage-saler and enjoyed finding a good bargain. Darlene was fond of her dog, Sebastian.
Darlene was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles where she had many cherished friendships. Most of all she loved her family very much and especially enjoyed spending time with her three sons and playing cards with her granddaughter, Lexi. Darlene will be deeply missed.
She is survived by:
Todd C. (Stephanie) Granato, North Judson, IN Son
Brian S. (Kimberly) Granato, Wheatfield, IN Son
Janet Granato, North Judson, IN Daughter-in-law
Kayleigh Granato, Portage, IN Granddaughter
Paige (Tyler) Gilliam, Kodak, TN Granddaughter
Dylan Granato, Cabin Creek, WV Grandson
Alexis Granato, Crown Point, IN Granddaughter
Chad (Liz) Chalfant, Portage, IN Brother
Janet Chalfant, Fayette City, PA Sister
Denise (Tom) Fafalios, Fayette City, PA Sister
Aggie (Shaune) Krajzel, Fayette City, PA Sister
Several Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins
Preceded in death by:
Dewey H. and Betty S. Martin Chalfant, Parents
Ronald E. Granato, Husband
Chad E. Granato, Son
Jean Chalfant, Sister
Visitation will be from 4-7 PM EST on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 7 PM EST on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with John DeSabatine officiating.
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