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Nathan Joseph Groccia, Mount Vernon Resident

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Nathan Joseph Groccia, of Mount Vernon, died Saturday, Aug. 8.

Groccia was born in Brooklyn on Jan. 27, 1922, to Angelo and Pierina Groccia.

He married the love of his life, Marion, in January 1957.

Nat, as he was affectionately known by all, served in the Army during World War II from 1942-45 and was awarded two Purple Hearts in combat.

He worked for 39 years as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, the Italian Civic Association and the National Association of Letter Carriers.

He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He actively participated in local veterans affairs and Italian cultural activities and was an avid sports fan with particular interest in the NFL.

He was predeceased by his wife in 2014. He was also predeceased by his brothers, John, Albert and Joseph.

He is survived by his sons, Robert (Margaret), Charles (Milagros) and Richard (Margaret); his grandchildren, Steven, Amanda, Nicholas, Carolyn, Jeanette, Valerie, Kady, Richard and Tricia; a sister, Nancy Scardino; and his sisters-in-law, Lee Groccia, Adrienne Martimucci and Carol Groccia.

Family will honor his life on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Yannantuono Burr Davis Sharpe Funeral Home, 584 Gramatan Ave., Mount Vernon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Our Lady of Victory Church in Mount Vernon.

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