Anthony Graziano, also known as “Rick” Graziano, from White Plains, residing at The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, passed away peacefully in his sleep during the early morning hours, at the age of 87; November 9th, 2022.
Anthony was born in the Bronx, 1935, to Paul and Catherine Graziano. He served in the military,
United States Navy, and was on active duty during the Korean War. Anthony was married to
Susan Graziano and had three children, Lisa, Richard and Robert Graziano, raising them in Westchester County. He later, was married to Bonnie Mee Graziano, and they had many years together with their dogs, including Luca and Joey.
After high school and serving in the military, Anthony went on to excel in the field of Cosmetology as a full-scale “Beautician” – a hair stylist and professional colorist. Anthony’s career began as he showcased his work during hair shows and competitions; later owning several well-known hair salons in White Plains and Larchmont, NY. He was actively working for 60+ years in this industry he was passionate about with a clientele who adored him.
Additionally, Anthony was a natural born artist in the creative fields of drawing, painting, sculpting, stained glass, and refinishing antiques. He was a major dog lover dedicating much of his life to his pets. Anthony was an avid golfer (7 handicap), member of Rye Golf Club and Westchester Hills. He received many achievements in golf and shared his knowledge graciously with others.
Anthony is survived by two of his children, daughter, Lisa Graziano and Aman Kaur, and son, Robert Graziano of White Plains, NY.; the mother of his children and former wife, Susan Graziano, his grandson, Anthony Graziano, step-grandson Vincent Bongiovanni; his godson, Dr. Ronald and Jeanne Naso and family, and his former wife, Bonnie Graziano of Everett, WA.
Those loved ones who preceded Anthony in death: Anthony's son, Richard Graziano and Danielle Graziano, and Anthony's two sisters, Lucille Megale, and Josephine and Phil Naso.
Due to several strokes and nerve disabilities, Anthony spent his last few years in the care of the dedicated nurses, aides, Dr. Abbey and the wonderful physical therapy and recreational teams at The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, care facility. The Graziano family is grateful for their services and compassion.
At the wish of Anthony, there will not be a service at this time. A small private memorial will be planned in 2023. Anthony was very much a down to earth - easy going guy who loved the simple things in life! Although the offer of flowers or donations is very gracious and appreciated in thought, Anthony and the family would rather you take the time to pray good will for those who welcome it, share a smile, or a hug for compassion – and if you still would like to make a contribution, then we have chosen the CLL Society (https://cllsociety.org) that helps those with blood leukemias and specifically, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL.)