Loving husband, father and grandfather, Carmelo Graffagnini, served his country in the United States Army and the FBI, served God as a Deacon in the Catholic Church, and served his community as the founder of St. Tammamy (Covington, La) Food Bank. Preceded in death by his wife Beryl Conway and survived by daughters Joan Graffagnini and Jean Graffagnini (spouse Michael Newchurch); his grandchildren Joseph, Beryl and Aaron Newchurch; his sister Dorothea Hamlin; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The Mass of the Resurrection was held Aug. 26 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison.
In Loving Memory of
Deacon Carmelo Graffagnini
December 26, 1926 - August 22, 2017
"At last! I'm going home. I'm out of here.
I'll miss you, but I have a date with persons in high places and I have been in line for a long time.
Best of all, I hope to see my beloved wife Beryl which should heal the constant ache in my heart.
Wherever I am I will pray for you and in turn please pray for me. That's the way we do things you know.
Meanwhile place your right hand in the hand of Jesus and your left hand in the hand of Mary and follow where they lead.
I'll see you when you get here."