Antonio Benvenuto Granzotto

Antonio Benvenuto Granzotto Mar. 11, 1932~Mar. 6, 2014 Resident of Danville Tony Granzotto, who was almost 82, passed away from complications of congestive heart failure. He will be remembered fondly, as a man that was so loved by family, friends, and all who knew him. Tony approached each day with vibrancy and enthusiasm. He brought smiles and laughter to people everywhere he went, with his great sense of humor and his warm and gracious disposition. He was a true gentleman. While he spent the majority of his childhood in Italy, Tony was born in France, to Teresa and Rafael Granzotto. He immigrated to the US when he was 16 and settled in Walnut Creek. He was an Army veteran, serving a tour in Korea, and as a young man worked for Granzotto Trucking. Later he took a position with the Central Contra Costa Sanitary district, where he retired from his field operations superintendent position, 33 years later. Tony met his beloved wife, Yvonne, at Central San and they spent the best years of their lives together. Tony was instantly adopted into the family, and their marriage was one of true love and adoration. They spent much of their retired life enjoying travel, RVing with the Rolling Walnuts RV group, and family. He is survived by his loving wife Yvonne. Along with daughter Michele Stavenuiter (Hank) and grandchildren Andrew and Amber; daughter Cheryl Stokes and grandchildren Seth and Mikayla; Corinne Brown (fianc‚ Davor Skaric) and his children Davor, Sofia, and Anthony. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Viewing will be at Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel, 1139 Saranap Ave., Walnut Creek on Monday, March 10 beginning at 5:00 pm with a vigil service beginning at 7:00. Interment, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette. Contributions in his memory may be made to .

Funeral Home

Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel
1139 Saranap Avenue Walnut Creek, CA 94595
(925) 934-5400

Published in Contra Costa Times on Mar. 8, 2014