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James A. Gratello

August 19, 1938 May 9, 2019
James A. Gratello
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James Arthur Grattelo, 80, of Bozeman, Montana passed away at home on Thursday, May 9, 2019. He was born August 19, 1938 in Rockford Illinois to Donald and Dorothy (Ward) Grattelo.

James grew up and graduated from High School in Rockford. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maine and then served as a Signalman in the U.S. Navy. After his service in the Navy he was a Materials Manager in the Automotive and Marine industries throughout the United States and in Japan. James married Donna Georgeson in Fargo, North Dakota on October 29, 1994. He loved cooking and his cats, Lizzie and Burt.
James was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife; Donna Grattelo of Bozeman, MT, children; James (Michelle) Grattelo, Michael (Mitch) Grattelo and Thomas Grattelo all of Biddeford, ME; William (Ann) Georgeson of Livingston, MT, Michael (Angie) Georgeson of Columbus, MT, Robert (Donna) Georgeson, of Wasilla, AK, Susan (Marc) Daniels of Bozeman, MT, and Jon (Aimee) Georgeson of West Fargo, ND. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

There will be a Memorial Service at 11:00AM on Tuesday, May 14 at First Lutheran Church in Bozeman followed by a reception at the church.

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11:00 AM 5/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Lutheran Church

225 S. Black Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715

The memorial services will be followed by a reception at the church.

First Lutheran Church
225 S. Black Ave. Bozeman 59715 MT
United States

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