Victor Joseph Graffio

May 25, 1938 - June 23, 2020

Victor Joseph Graffio, 82, of Port Arthur, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020. He was born May 25, 1938, in Franklin, Louisiana to Lena Graffio and Frank Graffio.

Victor was a United Stated Marine veteran. In his earlier years, he was a Golden Gloves boxer before becoming a professional boxer. He owned and operated Vic’s Garage in Port Arthur for forty-five years. In his free time, Victor enjoyed spending time at the beach cabin and time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His family was his heart.

Survivors include his sister, Jennie Sanders, of Ohio; daughter, Rhea Melancon and husband, Tony Trahan, of Port Arthur; son, Dan Cross and wife, Darri, of Austin; grandchildren, Shawn Melancon, of Nederland; Ari Paskell and his wife, Savannah; and Sabre Portie and husband, Jason; great-grandchildren, Taylor Bergeron; Laci Bergeron; and Brayden Portie, all of Port Arthur; and extended family, James and Martha Cross and Rhona Cross Moore, all of Austin.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lena and Frank Graffio; wife of fifty-seven years, Dorothy Ann Graffio; and brother, Joseph Graffio.

A gathering of Mr. Graffio’s family and friend will begin at 12:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

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Greenlawn Memorial Park - Groves

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  • 3900 twin city hwy groves tx 77619

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 06/29/2020
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 06/29/2020
  • 1:25 am

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Jennie Sanders

My Dear Brother Vick I Love You & I will miss you Dearly & you will not suffer anymore because you will be in Gods hands. Mom & Dad and joseph are waiting for you with open arms. All My Love Jennie

Leo Hebert

My deepest sympathy to all of the family.

Danny Williams/Donna Lewis

Have known Vic for many years, he was a friend and a gentleman. He is now resting in the arms and grace of God. My prayers are with the family.

Wayne Taylor

R.I.P. Thomas Jefferson High School 1958 Graduate. Semper Fi, Marine.

SOILEAU Barbara Ann

Always hung around the garage when you worked for grandpa Gennuso. You were a hard worker and a boxing nut for life. I'm sure you and grandpa will be fixing alot of transmissions in Heaven! Love ya, Barbara Ann.

David Bishop

I have so many good memories of Vic and his family. He was one of a kind. He will be missed. RIP Vic.

Tina Landry

Vick we lost touch a very long time ago but you and the family have always been in my thoughts and prayers. I was always proud to talk about my cousin Vick the Boxer. May You Rest In Peace In Jesus’s Loving Arms. Love y’ou.

greg salvaggio

I have so many wonderful memories of vic and watching his fights..Just found out about his passing tonite. rip vic