William "Bill" Granias Posted: 2023-03-07 13:14:59



William “Bill” Granias, 80, of Huntley, died on Sunday, March 5, 2023 from injuries sustained in a car accident.
William was born November 28, 1942, the son of Gus and Mary Granias. On January 23, 1965, he married Kathleen Homola. He worked as a sheet metal worker for Local Union 73 for thirty-five years. He loved cars and driving around. He was a lifelong Cub’s Fan, he loved pizza and Coca cola. He and Kathy enjoyed their time living in Sun City. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He was survived by his wife, of 57 years, Kathy Granias, his children, Dan (Andrea) Granias and Diana Granias, his grandchildren, Ryan (Maggie),Brooklyn (Erik) Nick, ,Brad (Megan). By his great grandchildren, Amelia, Vivian, Anthony, and Braden and by many nieces and nephews.
William was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Mary and great granddaughter, Evelyn.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 2-5pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 10am at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley.
For further information please contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

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Kris Pepping 2023-03-07 13:47:28

Diana I am so sorry on the passing of you dad. Such a beautiful obituary. My condolences&#39; for you and your family as you maneuver through this difficult time.

Betsy Miranda 2023-03-07 15:57:44

Diana I am sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My condolences to you and your family.

Joyce McFadden 2023-03-08 05:02:31

Kathy and family, you already know how I feel about the sudden loss of Bill. You will feel this loss everyday as you go through your regular routines without him. Just know that he is always with you, watching and loving you. Rest in Peace, Mayor Bill.

Joann & Randy 2023-03-08 07:50:05

Dan We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family

Flo Sulari 2023-03-08 07:52:14

Diana, my sincere condolences to you and your entire family. Sending prayers and love to you all.

Joe Summaria 2023-03-08 07:54:32

Mrs G Dan and Diana, I’m very sorry for your loss of Bill. He was a great guy and I enjoyed talking with him at car shows and throughout our friendship Dan. My condolences to you all and I’ll be out of town and will miss the funeral but you’re all in my thoughts.

Dexter marks 2023-03-08 08:02:40

Dan , so sorry for your loss to you and your family

Dermot and Judy Brereton 2023-03-08 08:43:39

Kathy, we were so saddened to learn of Bill’s tragic accident. Our neighborhood has lost one of good ones, for sure. We are out of town until May, You and your family will be in our prayers

Tammy Pennington 2023-03-08 09:15:47

So very sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences, thoughts & prayers to you all.

Tish Clark 2023-03-08 09:39:40

Dan, I&#39;m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Andrea and your loved ones. I hope that you find some comfort during this difficult time.

Shannon Leidholt 2023-03-08 10:07:31

Sending prayers and strength during your time of need. Love you all.

Jack and Kathleen Burley 2023-03-08 10:19:21

Dan and Family, we are so sorry for the heartbreaking sudden loss of your father. We wish we had words that would comfort you. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Brian and Ann Baumann and Family 2023-03-08 10:48:54

Nick, thinking of you during this difficult time on the loss of your grandfather, and sending our love to you and your family.

Jennifer Weathers 2023-03-08 12:11:48

My blessings to the entire Granias Family. Mr G was a great man and a good role model as a child to me and my brother. Hugs to you Dan and Diana.

Maria Vongkorad 2023-03-08 12:22:52

I’m so sad to hear and my prayers with the family.

Thomas and Mary D’Arcy Granias 2023-03-08 12:36:49

We were sadden to here about the passing of Bill. We’re praying for Bill and his family.

Nelson and Kerstin Lampert 2023-03-08 14:58:38

Aloha! We were very sorry to hear of Bill&#39;s untimely death. We wish all his family our condolences and prayers for his soul.

Christine Weldon 2023-03-08 15:06:23

We are so very sorry to hear about your loss - our hearts and prayers go out to all of you!

Valerie Belvedere 2023-03-08 18:29:15

Heartfelt condolences to the whole family. Bill will indeed be missed and always thought of fondly. May the many wonderful memories together with Bill fill your mind and help to heal your heart. Sending you all strength, peace, & love

Maria Vongkorad 2023-03-08 18:34:41

I’m so sad to hear and my prayers with the family.

Jeni Crutcher 2023-03-08 20:06:24

I am so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories keep you strong.

lois morrissey 2023-03-08 21:22:46

Kathy, I am saddened by your loss. What helped me was allowing memories to flow. At first, they brought tears which soon changed to smiles. Enjoy your memories they will bring Bill to you each day.

Betsy Pfatschbacher 2023-03-09 06:34:39

Sending my sincere condolences to you & your family, dear Kathy. ❤️ Betsy Pfatschbacher

Kathy and Family, 2023-03-09 07:04:13

Brian and I were saddened to hear of this news. We hope you find that the peace and love of God surrounds you during this time. We love Bill and pray he is enjoying heaven and reuniting with family. We will truly miss him. All our love, prays and support are with you. Brian, Candace, Skylar, Spencer Kiekhaefer

Dermot and Judy Brereton 2023-03-09 08:14:22

Kathy, we were so saddened to learn of Bill’s tragic accident. Our neighborhood has lost one of good ones, for sure. We are out of town until May, You and your family will be in our prayers

ted krzywonos 2023-03-09 08:19:49

So sad to hear about Bill. My wife and I worked with him at the sears centre. He was also at our weddinng.At the Sears centre I would always go and sit by him and make him laugh till he would start to cry that was the highlight of my day. We will miss him dearly

Janice Frank Koontz 2023-03-09 11:53:57

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like you had a wonderful long life together. My condolences to you and your family.

Doris Wood 2023-03-09 14:54:28

Bill and I shared my last dance together. I can see him smiling at us all and having a word or so to say. You will be missed so much by so many.

Alex Byczek and family 2023-03-09 19:03:44

Prayers and deepest sympathy from our family. May God bless your entire family

Louise Wolf 2023-03-10 15:48:37

Nick, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Love, Grandma Lou

Al Byczek ( Pepaw ) 2023-03-11 12:02:10

So very sorry Nick Give my regards to your loving family

Mae Clementi Weber 2023-03-11 22:06:42

My condolences to the family. I worked with Bill for many years at Climatemp, he was a wonderful co-worker and very kind to me. I always appreciated him.

NICK & Kathy ABDALLAH 2023-03-12 11:50:46

Kathy, our sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of Bill. God bless you and your family. Our prayers are with you.

Jennifer and Michael Sztym 2023-03-12 14:02:02

To Kathy, Dan and Diana. To hear of Mr G passing was so shocking and very sad. I have many old neighborhood memories of him. His obituary is beautiful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Nick and Nancy Tabick 2023-03-14 07:36:25

Kathy and family, so very sorry to hear about your family loss.