Darlene L. Granato, 72, of Winamac, IN

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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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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