Terence “Terry” Barnet Granville, 63, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Terry bravely fought pancreatic cancer for ten months, never allowing the disease to define him. He was the husband of 40 years to Soledad “Solly” Tatad Granville. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 5, 1948; son of the late Carl J. Barnet, Jr. and Joan Strecker Granville. Terence served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era; obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; had worked in retail for many years for the former WOOLCO, Bradlee’s and Hallmark. He was the owner and operator of the former Zab’s Backyard Hots in the Chapel Square Mall, New Haven for ten years and later was and Enrolled Agent for the IRS at H & R Block, a job he truly enjoyed. Terry was an avid runner in his youth, and a sports enthusiast being a devoted Boston Red Sox and UCONN Huskies fan. He served as Vice President of the Philippine American Association of CT (PAAC) in West Haven, CT, was a member of the Masonic Lodge in New London; was a Knight of Rizal – New Haven Chapter, enjoyed playing cards and doing math quizzes. Father of Sherry (Robert) Farley of North Haven, Joanne (Michael) Rafferty of Southington and Michele (Steven) Watson of Manchester. Grandfather of Samantha and Robert Farley, Jr., Julia and Jackson Rafferty. Brother of Douglas (Norma) Granville of Southboro, MA and Charles (Regina) Granville of Laguna Hills, CA. Uncle of Jessica, Melanie and Colin Granville. First cousin of Gail (Nate) Schwartzberg and their daughter Sarah of Encino, CA.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 10:15. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in the St. Therese Church at 10:45. Entombment with full military honors will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum. The visiting hours will be Friday from 4-8 PM. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Ctr. #3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.