Joseph Anthony Grillo
January 10, 1931 - January 1, 2021
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
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Galveston, TX 77550
Sunday 1/10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Galveston, TX 77550
Monday 1/11, 10:30 am
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Joseph Anthony Grillo, affectionately known as Captain Joe, 89, of Galveston, went Home to be with Our Lord and Savior and His Mother Mary on Friday, January 1, 2021 at his home with his loving wife of 66 years, Edna, by his side. Born on January 10, 1931 in Apalachicola, Florida, Joe moved with his…

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Doris Niccolai left a message on January 11, 2021:
Beep, may your dad rest in peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rose Therese and Ross Powley left a message on January 11, 2021:
To the Grillo family. Joe was a big part of my life growing up. So many wonderful memories of fishing, parties and family gatherings. He had a great heart and loved his family so. Our heartfelt condolence to the family. Love you all.
Elizabeth [Bets] Anderson left a message on January 10, 2021:
Beep, I was so saddened to see of your loss. Was also delighted to see how much you look like your dad AND your mother. I never knew them, but know you to be a kind and giving person [you and Craig helped so much with our Center on Aging activities]. Love to you both, Bets
Gipsy Quiroga left a message on January 10, 2021:
My sincere condolences to the Grillo family in their lost.
Patsy DeSalvo left a message on January 10, 2021:
My heart is saddened by your loss. I have fond memories of Mr. Grillo and his shrimp boat, especially how beautiful it was during the blessing of the fleet. Sending My prayers and my love To your family. God bless you Mr. Grillo.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Robert Mihovil left a message on January 9, 2021:
Joe Grillo was a gentle giant of a man. He had a huge heart and a big soul. He was a terrific father, husband, grandfather, fisherman, neighbor and friend. I know that I'm going to miss him for a very long time. Galveston has lost another good one. I'm absolutely sure that Joe is in heaven now playing cards with his good friend Buster Lofaro and shrimping along the Galveston Ship Channel in his shrimp boat the Santa Maria. Robert and Sally Mihovil
Lisa Butterfield left a message on January 9, 2021:
Rex and I send our deepest condolences and love. Mr Grillo was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. He’s together again with Nina. And together again with his Sequence playing partners in Heaven, my parents Linda and Frank. May he Rest In Peace and may his memory always be a blessing.
Lisa Butterfield left a message on January 9, 2021:
Rex and I send our deepest condolences and love. Mr Grillo was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. He’s together again with Nina. And together again with his Sequence playing partners in Heaven, my parents Linda and Frank.
Tim & Sue Winegarden left a message on January 9, 2021:
Beep and Craig, our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. May God's incomprehensible peace and joy embrace your dad in heaven.
Ann Marie Marullo Metherd left a message on January 9, 2021:
Very sorry for your loss. My father, Sam Marullo, Sr., was a Galveston fisherman for many, many years and just like your loved one he loved the sea. May they revisit one another. Take care
Debora Ann Fossier Hunter left a message on January 9, 2021:
To the most loving man in the world. Will always have a spot in my heart for him❤️ Love you Joe Grillo and will sure miss you. Put you hand over your family to give them strength and faith that you are there waiting to meet them with open arms. Will miss my shrimp when I saw you and Edith. Love always and never forgotten 🙏😘❤️✝️
Grace Buzzurro left a message on January 8, 2021:
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful man Captain Joe! He was a very kind and loving husband, father and grandfather! He will be missed by many! May God bless you all and comfort you during this time of sorrow. Captain Joe was such a friendly and caring person, and now in the arms of the Lord with beautiful granddaughter Nina and many loved ones in heaven! Our hearts and prayers are with the family! Very much love and hugs, Grace & family
Sebastian Fichera left a message on January 8, 2021:
There are many memories involving Joe. Most of them take place either on Pier 19 or at Uncle Sam and Zia Mary's house during the all night pre-Christmas card games. As a young child, I can remember walking down the hall into the kitchen where all the men would be playing cards. The room was smoke filled and conversations a plenty about anything and everything. Around the table would be Uncle Sam, My dad, Buster Patane, Nick Termini, Johnny D'Ambra, Uncle Tony or some other relative and Joe. I remember going up to Joe while he was playing cards...I don't know what compelled me to stand next to him, but he was always kind and funny...and I was just a little brat kid...he never made me feel unwelcomed by his side. We had conversations about Woody Woodpecker once....not sure why....and I asked him if I could call him Joe Gorilla......He smiled and very nicely said..."No". And I never did. Some of the best days of my life and memories growing up will always be at Pier 19. Walking down the dock passing "The Swan", Sara Grasso, St. Anthony, Elaine B., Wesco 18, Gulf Spray, Santa Maria, Three Sons, Blue Mist, Brigadiere Jr., Johnny Anthony B, Cristo Rey, St. Gerard and I am sure I am leaving a few out. The Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet was always a highlight to the year and as always the Santa Maria would rise to the occasion. Filled with flags, flowers made with Kleenex and pasted onto cardboard cutouts with dough...and as always there would be a special touch on the Santa Maria....A Giant Shrimp, The Blessed Mother...there was always , something special. There will always be a special place in my heart for Joe. He is part of my Apalachicola heritage and he will not soon be forgotten. My family has joined together, Momma, Blake and Rosetta Fichera Boydston in Plano, Tx, John and Melissa Fichera in Angleton, Tx and Me and Marianne in Burleson, Tx. Due to the COVID issues we will not be attending the services, but know we will be praying with you and all of you will be in our hearts and thoughts. I am sure Momma will give me grief for not bringing her, she so much wanted to be there...but you can blame it on me.....Under the conditions....I just do not feel it would be safe for her. I hope you can understand. Again, our sympathies to you and the entire Grillo Family.
Rosalind Hobgood left a message on January 8, 2021:
My condolences to the Grillo family
Ingrid Gonzalez left a message on January 8, 2021:
My condolences to Mr. Grillo's family. We will certainly miss him at Sacred Heart. God rest his soul and Blessings of Peace to Mrs. Grillo during this difficult time. I am saddened by this news as all I can remember is his smiling face. God Bless you Mr. Grillo.
Sara Anderson left a message on January 8, 2021:
We love you Zio Joe. Until we meet again. - Sara Anderson
Freda Apgar left a message on January 8, 2021:
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies for the loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Our prayers are with you. RIP Captain Joe. You are now resting in the loving arms of of Father in Heaven. Phil and Freda
Peggy Lera Whitworth left a message on January 8, 2021:
In loving memory of your precious Dad💙
Nunzio & Silvana Arcidiacono left a message on January 8, 2021:
To Edna and family: May God Bless Dear Joe keep close to him, our Condolances Nunzio & Silvana Arcidiacono
Michelle Gonzalez left a message on January 7, 2021:
My deepest condolences Mrs. Grillo. I love you both so much. Our love and prayers to you during this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Bill and Connie Schnitger left a message on January 6, 2021:
Please accept our deepest sympathy with the passing of your father. May God's mercy and love comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
Malloy Funerals & Cremations left a message:
Our thoughts remain with you and your family at this time. We are honored by the trust and confidence you have placed in us during this difficult time. – The Staff of Malloy Funerals & Cremations
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