Salvatrice Granitto "Sally"


Salvatrice “Sally” Granitto, 78 passed away peacefully at her residence at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa, on Sunday, February 26, 2012, with her family by her side.

Sally was born in New York City on September 9, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Angelo and Jennie Pluchino. Sally married her husband Jimmy in 1954, and at the time of her passing had been married for 58 years. Sally and Jimmy raised two daughters, Jenny a school teacher, and Lisa a Registered Nurse, for which she was very proud of. Sally and Jimmy moved to Saratoga County eight years ago from New York City. Sally’s greatest joy was being with her family, especially her grandson Brandon and her great grandson Brody whom was the light of her life.

Sally enjoyed good Italian food, especially spaghetti and meatballs, and homemade chicken soup which she always felt was a cure for many ills. Sally was a very sweet and brave woman who survived cancer three times and fought her final courageous battle with love and gratitude for those who cared for her. She will be remembered for her contagious smile and heartfelt words of encouragement.

Sally was loved by her entire family, friends, and the wonderful loving staff at Maplewood Manor. Survivors include her husband, Vincent “Jimmy” Granitto, her daughters, Jenny Juranich and Lisa White, her grandson, Brandon White and granddaughter in law Devan, her precious great grandson, Brody, her sons in law, Larry White and John Juranich, and her sisters, Sadie, Rosemarie, Diana and Theresa.

Sally’s love will always transcend time and her tenacity for life will forever be a gift remembered by those who knew her. She was a true Lady in every sense.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Saturday, March 3, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maplewood Manor Activities Fund, 149 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. The family would like to thank the staff at Maplewood Manor for all the love and wonderful care they have shown to Sally and her family.

Guest Book

Diana Spatola

My Dearest Sister Sally, Michael and I will miss you terribly, but you'll always be in our hearts. I'll always remember many precious memories and love we shared together through out the years. I know that Jesus will take care of you, and you'll be with Mama, Papa, family, and friends. You're Gods special shining star. love you always...... Diana and Michael

John Juranich

I'll always remember that infectious cackle of yours when showing your sense of humor. That laugh of yours was an oft demonstrated refrain when we both excitingly said to each other, "it's time to pig out." You and I loved our food together. It was fun watching you scoff up another piece of provolone I handed you, when Jenny and your husband weren't looking. One of the things I truly admired and appreciated about you was the insight you had into people. While many people were not aware, you would be quietly observing behavior and accurately sizing up a person and a situation. I will miss the fun and the talks we had together, but it's only a temporary condition. A thousand years from now we'll be having some good antipasto at the banquet table in Heaven, and not gaining any weight either. Save me a seat. John Boy

Jim and MaryAnn Haagen (Mike & Diana's friends from SI)

Your Mom was a lovely woman, we remember her with very fond memories.

She will always be with all of you (her daughters and her sisters) in you hearts, and in the faces
you see in her grandson and great-grandson.

We wish her rest in peace with her God and her family that has gone before her

Michael Spatola (nephew)

Aunt Sally, You will forever be in my heart and memories. I will never forget your weekly visits, spending time with me, playing all sorts of games...especially School..and watching Dynasty on Wednesday nights. I also remember how sad I got, when you and Uncle Jimmy had to leave to go home, but also how happy I got when I knew you were coming over. Your the best Aunt Sally, Love you forever.

Jenny Juranich

Hi Mama!! I still feel you...............you'll always live in my heart.......I love you forever and ever!!! Heaven is rejoicing at your arrival. Enjoy your new mansion that has been prepared for you.......and rest in Jesus' arms. xoxoxo

Lisa White

Miss you Mama !!! Rest in Peace with the Lord at your side....