Al W. Graziano

December 18, 1956 - July 10, 2020

Al W. Graziano


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Al W. Graziano, 63, of Poplar Grove, IL passed away July, 10, 2020. Born December 18, 1956 in Boston, MA, the son of Albert and Janet (Interrante) Graziano. Al married the love of his life Cassie Starr on June 4, 2016 in Sycamore, IL.  Al proudly served his country with the United States Navy for 8 years. He spent 21 years working with the maintenance department for the Palatine School District. After retirement Al worked for KBR as a civilian contractor in Iraq. Al, also known as “Crazy Al”, was passionate about riding motorcycles and restoring his truck. Most importantly Al loved spending time with his granddaughters, family and friends. He will be missed by all.

Al is loved and will be missed by his wife, Cassie; children, Dana Graziano, Gina (Tony) Graziano, Ashley Graziano; grandchildren, Rayanna, Olivia, Alexis; siblings, Debbie Graziano, Robert (Sharon) Graziano, Gail (Arthur) McKenzie, Denise Graziano as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Live stream of services will be held 11:00 a.m. CST, Saturday, July 18 2020. To access the live stream please visit Al’s obituary page at Memorials to The Oscar Mike Foundation. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit

Service Schedule

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Live stream of services will be held 11:00 a.m. CST, Saturday, July 18 2020.

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Please accept my deepest condolences to everyone who knew Al and grieve his passing.
Cassie, my sweet friend, my heart breaks for you, sweetie. Prayers are being said asking God to cover you with His love, embrace you in His strong arms, and walk each step with you.

Peggy Hamburg 2020-07-18T16:02:48

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Please know that we are praying for you and your family.

Cindy States 2020-07-18T14:56:20

Our sincerest condolences, Cassie. If you only met Al once, you’d never forget him. He had an incredibly infectious laugh!
And his stories…R.I.P. Al

Ed & Patricia Harvey 2020-07-18T12:32:44

Al I only knew you for a short time and you made a big impact. You were hilarious and fun to be around. I wish I got to hang out more. But God needed you with him more than he needed you here. My heart goes out to your family and especially Cassie who I heard enough about to feel as if I know her sorry for your loss

Paul Shaughnessy 2020-07-18T10:59:54

Gina, my heart goes out to you and your family. The memories of your father will keep his love with you always. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jill 2020-07-18T09:52:24

Gina, my heart breaks for what you, your sisters and your mom are going through right now. I’ve never had the chance to meet him but hearing your stories and the memories you have, I know he loved you and he always will. Its going to take courage to face these days to come so hold on to the memories you have with him tight and he will live forever in your heart.

Kristina Cleveland 2020-07-18T08:29:12

Gina, I can only imagine the pain that you and your family are feeling at this time. Hold on to as many great memories that you all have shared and look back on them in hard moments. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.Wishing you peace and comfort during this hard time.

Tatiana 2020-07-18T08:09:56

Cool Boss!!!So sorry for your loss, May the love around you and your sister’s, help you all through the days ahead!!!🙏🏽❤️

Christine Butler 2020-07-18T08:01:22

Gina, I cant even begin to imagine the pain you are feeling. I have been blessed to hear stories of the memories you have of your father and I hope those bring you peace during these difficult times. You, your sisters, and mom should hold on to those memories forever. Although I never met the man, I am confident he had an unending love for you….your big heart and bright sense of humor speak for itself! I look forward to hearing more stories and seeing more pictures of those memories you hold so dearly.

Lisa Agos 2020-07-17T20:46:49


My condolences and I’m thinking of you during this difficult time. I know the love you two had was real and he will be greatly missed.

Nicole Preston 2020-07-17T17:38:56

Cassie, I was so sadden when I read about your husband’s death. I watched the video posted, it was wonderful. The years you had with him seemed very loving and plenty of adventures. You are in my prayers
Theresa Pease

Theresa Pease 2020-07-17T11:54:17

Sorry to hear about the passing of your husband Al. We received the information through church email. Please pass our sympathies on to your family. Love and prayers.

Herman & Karen Beck 2020-07-17T11:33:46

Heartfelt Condolences and Deepest Sympathy to Alberts wife, children, grandchildren and siblings. I remember my dear cousin from his antics as a small child. His zest for adventure, excitement for whatever the road ahead laid out and his kindness, loyalty and flair to bring to joy especially to those he loved dearly.

Laura Ann (Graziano) Barr 2020-07-15T21:03:53

Gina, Ashley, Dana, and Aunty Karen, Words cannot describe the sorrow I felt on finding out about Uncle Al’s passing. He was always so much fun at the family holidays and gatherings growing up. Just know Brandon and I and the girls are thinking of you all during this time. We love you all so much, Hoping you find the strength and love in friends and family to face the tough days ahead. – The Buckardts

Amanda Buckardt 2020-07-15T12:07:22

Dana,Gina and Ashley so sorry for your loss your dad showed us pictures of you three and all the grandkids when him and Cassie would come out to visit.You are all in our prayers

Lorraine,Mike and Kyle Graziano 2020-07-15T12:06:08

Gina and Dana, your Verizon Family are so sorry to hear of your loss and our hearts go out to you. Is was so sad to hear this news for you and the family. Gina, you are the coolest boss and we are always here for you.

Michael 2020-07-15T11:07:53

sorry Cassie you and al our wonderful people. Sorry for your loss!!!

Christine huff 2020-07-15T09:56:52

I’m so sorry for your loss Dana were here for you if you need anything.

Rocky Espada 2020-07-15T09:41:25

Cassie,sorry for your loss we are all in shock about Al. We’ve enjoyed having you two out to visit over the last few years me and the boy’s have you in our hearts .

Lorraine graziano 2020-07-14T17:20:58

Cassie, I am sooooo sorry to hear this sad news‼️ I am hugging you tight in my special thoughts and prayers. Thinking over all the fun posts you had of fun times you and Al had together! In time I hope they bring you comfort.❤️🙏🏻‼️

Linda Cox 2020-07-14T15:33:44

I haven’t seen you in ages. But you certainly changed in thevpast 4 years. A kinder, more loving man. Who wanted to be with family. And I believe that you beautiful wife was behind that change. Cassie, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers of love and comfort to help you through this difficult time. I love you 🙏❤🙏❤

Laurie (Graziano) White 2020-07-14T15:10:38

I miss you Al, God Bless you and your Family. Good times we spent together.
From a fellow Rust-picker (Navy)


Chief Roland Wood 2020-07-14T14:20:24

So sorry for Al’s untimely death. He was married to my sister so spent alot of time with him. Praying for you, Cassie and his girls during this sad time..

Kristie Powell 2020-07-14T13:00:33

Cassie, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending much love in these days.

Jennifer Coop 2020-07-14T12:58:56

My heart dropped when I heard of cousin Al’s passing. It was very sad news. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, his family and close friends at this time.

Carol (Graziano) Crino 2020-07-14T12:56:45

Al was one of a kind. He was married to my niece, Karen, For 24 years so we got to know him well. Al always had a cheerful greeting and made our frequent gatherings so much merrier! My deepest sympathy to his daughters and the rest of the Graziano family.

Joyce McNealy 2020-07-14T12:00:48

Cassie Thank you for being with Albert, My condolences to you. Our daughters are devastated and working through these hard times.
Thoughts and Prayers to you

Karen Swanson 2020-07-14T10:51:26

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May he Rest In Peace.

Andy & Ina Golabek 2020-07-14T10:46:22

Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. May God bring you peace during this horrific time

Jason Jones 2020-07-14T10:44:06

Sending lots of love from Boston ❤️
We love you Cassie!
Rest in Peace Cousin

Cathy Graziano Feroli 2020-07-14T10:20:51

My heart aches for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family in this, your time of grief.
Feel free to reach out if you have a need to.
Todd Allison

Todd Allison 2020-07-14T10:17:14

We were so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. You and his family will be in our prayers. During this time, may the gentle presence of friends and the caring love of family help to comfort you.
Love, Scott and Melissa Albright

Melissa Albright 2020-07-14T09:47:05

Cassie, Robert, Debbie and all of Al’s immediate family, I offer you my deepest condolences at such a tremendous loss. Al was my much older cousin, lol, who loved to make everyone laugh. He was bigger than life and seemed indestructible. I will miss him dearly.

Donna Pattison 2020-07-14T09:06:12


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