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Nicholas Granados Jr.

08/01/1946 - 10/26/2020
Visitation Date: 11/02/2020
Visitation Time: 6:00 -8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Interment: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

Nicholas Granados Jr. died peacefully October 26, 2020 surrounded by his favorite girls, Nana (Carolyn), Sydnie & his beloved Munchkin.
He was loved and survived by his family; Wife: Carolyn, Chandler, AZ Son: Nicholas Granados III (Sue) grandchildren, Sahara, Pillar (Daniel), Isabella, and great grand baby Daniel, Los Angeles, CA. Daughter: Elizabeth Faamaligi (Torise) grandchildren Alex (Jeff), Devin, Helendale, CA. Stepdaughters: Sunshine Gustafson, grandchildren Madison, Colton, Gilbert, AZ. Katie Hunt (Rob) grandchildren, Jeanie, EJ, Drew & Maribelle New Castle, ME. Sydnie Ezzaddin (Mahmood) fur-legged grandchild Penelope, Chandler, AZ. Daughter-in law: Jenn grandchildren Josh & Ethan. Sisters: Vera Delpozo (Ralph) Los Angeles, CA, Alva Picon (John). His beloved Yorkie, Munchkin.  He was proceeded in death by his beloved Mother: Dolores Deleon, Father: Nicholas Granados, Sister: Josie Granados, Brother: Edmund Granados Stepson: Justin Ericsson.  He started his career in the United States Marine Corp. During his service he was in combat battle in Vietnam. He won the National Defense Service & Campaign medal along with a purple heart for his heroic actions. His experience in the Marines played an important role in his life. He often pointed out that the Marines taught him the value of discipline, teamwork and service. When he returned from the Vietnam war, he became a Los Angeles police officer for many years. He moved to Arizona to begin the last chapter of his life 24+ years ago.
He charged full speed ahead in everything he did. He was the tallest man I have ever known in a wheelchair, bigger than life. He loved to watch TV on his big screen; politics, CNN, it’s so ironic he is being buried on election day. He was a member of AA for 19 years. By the Grace of God he died sober. He loved to take his little Yorkie for strolls and talk with all the neighbors. He never met a stranger. He was so easy to love. He will be dearly missed.
Viewing will be November 2, 2020; family 5-6 pm, friends 6-8 pm @ Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201(in old town Mesa),
He will be buried November 3, 2020 at Arizona VA National Cemetery, Cave Creek, AZ with military honors. Due to Covid only 10 family members can attend.
We will have an open house at our home from 3 pm to 6 pm November 3, 2020 for a celebration of life. San Valencia Apartments 1450 E. Germann Rd., #1095 Chandler, AZ 85286 (Bldg 17 in the back of complex).
We love you and we will miss you Tata! Forever in our hearts.


  • Although I didn’t know you very well, but what I do remember, when coming to your home, you were always cheerful. Rest in peace Nick.

  • I have so many happy memories of Carolyn and Nick..their weddings, Rocky Point, listening to live music…Nick was an incredible man, always so happy. His smile and laugh were contagious. He was,indeed, larger than life. I will miss him, even though it has been years since I saw him in person. His passing will leave a great empty space in the hearts of so many..

  • My heart is broken reading this beautiful obituary. Rest In Peace my friend. You were so loved by your beautiful family.

  • Celia and Mike Jose

    Our sincere condolences, Carolyn, to you, Sidney and your entire family. Nick was loved by so many people for his kindness, generosity and especially for his vibrant smile, personality and that special sense of humor. He loved you all beyond measure. Although he was not out and about as much as when we first met him, he was always in our thoughts and remains in our hearts. Much love to you and our prayers includes that you all be granted strength, peace and comfort for the journey ahead. Rest in the eternal grant unto Nick, O Lord.

  • You will be greatly missed. Love you all and praying for strength for you in this very hard time.

  • You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you so very much.

  • Carol, Tom & I send our love to you and the family. We never got to meet Nick, but from what others have said about him, I wish we had had the chance. Nick is now free of pain and will be watching over you. You have our love and hugs.

  • My love and condolences to you and to Sydney, Carolyn. As has been said here, Nick was such a wonderful guy—fun, positive, and loving. I loved being around the two of you—it was so inspirational to experience the love you shared and Nick’s positive attitude toward life. Sitting in meetings with him was a joy. I wish you strength and comfort. With love always.

  • Bill & Gerri Sheedy

    Carolyn and family, Nick took on a whole new family when he married you and treated them and their children like his family. He was an amazing man with a big smile and a belly laugh. We will all miss him so very much. Wish we were closer to give you all hugs! Love you all. Take care.

  • Richard Quintana-Sena

    Hey Marine you will be deeply missed by your family and friends. It is a pleasure knowing you and Caroline I guess the end of the road is out there for us all, I will meet you soon regards and God bless

  • Carolyn, Sydnie, and Family:
    I’m so saddened by your loss. Nick was a great man and a hero of mine. Carolyn, I can’t imagine the pain of your loss. You have been through so much. Our only consolation is that Nick is no longer in pain. My prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. Much love.

  • I will miss my Brother Dearly much Loved he was like a Dad to me behind this Covid my husband having health issues wish to God I could been there at his Services just to see you I’ll always love you I think l we meet again in Paradise .My Condelences to you Carolyn don’t be a stranger I will like to keep in touch you was the Sunshine in Nicks life besides his Munchkin My Brother may be gone but not forgotten My Veteran so Patriotic
    Will always Love you

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