Victor Joseph Graffio

Published 6:14 pm Friday, June 26, 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.

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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.

Please observe social distancing guidelines.

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