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Joseph Grecco

July 06, 1961 - October 25, 2016

Memorial Service

October 31, 2016
- 10:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Joseph Grecco

July 06, 1961 - October 25, 2016


Joseph P. Grecco, 55, Fergus Falls, MN died on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls. He was born on July 6, 1961 in New Brunswick, NJ and raised by his father, Angelo Grecco and his wife, Rita Grecco. He grew up in New Jersey where he graduated high school.

Following graduation, Joe began his career working for the railroad. He worked for various railroads around the country before settling with his family in Breckenridge, MN where he was employed at the Burlington Northern Railroad. Later, he moved to Fergus Falls and started his own company, Handyman Joe.

Joe was very active in the recovery community and had been clean for 21 years.

He is survived by his six children, Amy Grecco, Amber (Justin Danberry) Grecco, Michelle Grecco, Angela Grecco, Joey Grecco, and Jacob Grecco; father, Angelo; eight siblings; grandchildren, Max Grecco, Brooklyn and Vivian Danberry; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita; and brother, Kenneth Grecco.


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24 responses to “Joseph Grecco”

  1. Cathy says:

    Joe was an amazing man whom helped me in my recovery. He will be missed by so many. His family is in my prayers and thoughts. Love you Amber!!

  2. Ashley Priebnow says:

    Joe was the kind of person who changed lives. Joe being a person of recovery for the many years that he was, set a huge example for a lot of people who were trying to find their way, including me. I learned a lot about life simply by watching Joe, and most of all, I learned how to enjoy life again, by his example. I am very grateful for the part he played in not only my life, but my husband’s life as well. Joe guiding him into the person that he is today, and in my husband’s words, Joe ‘saved his life in 95′, and many times after’.

    To Amber, Michelle, Amy, Angela, Joey, Jacob and all the others who loved Joe,

    He was a very special person, and he has a special place in my heart. Hold on tight to each other in the months to come, and cling to the many many memories. I love you all.

  3. Jacob Grecco says:

    My father was the most caring person I knew. He cared about everyone so much. He has taught me so many things that have made me who I am today. He will always be with me in my heart and many others.

  4. De Cossette says:

    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Hugs and prayers to all his family, Amy, Amber and Michelle, you are in my prayers at this very difficult time

  5. Melissa M says:

    Thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends. He was a wonderful and inspiring man. He will be dearly missed.

  6. Marjorie and Ben Zieske says:

    Inever met Joe but have heard so many good things about him my prayers and thoughts go out to Amber and Justin and the whole family RIP JOE

  7. Sandi Hove says:

    So very sorry to hear about your great loss. May he RIP and prayers to his loved ones.

  8. Victoria Farrar says:

    Joe was a wonderful and kind man. Help me a lot with my recovery. Will miss you so much.

  9. Stacy B. says:

    I only knew for a couple months but it felt like a lifetime… He was a great man and he will definitely be missed… May your soul rest in peace

  10. April says:

    So sorry for your loss. Joe was a nice person.

  11. Bethe Holo says:

    Prayers to everyone who knew Joe. I will miss him. He used to come into Walmart at 2 in the morning to get stuff for his pies. Good time so I got to talk with him. Joe and I sobered up at the same time so have known him my entire sobriety life. I always called him my sobriety buddy. He was so good for me. Always had a smile from day 1. He loved you all. Am so honored I knew Joe!!!! Thank you. Love you all

  12. Shay hanson says:

    Joe. You were a wonderdul man. And helped me through my orocess of recovery. Im sorry for the loss of a hood man. But he will always be here througj spirit.

  13. Kari Luckey says:

    May God allow your spirit to Fly high with the angels and continue to watch over all the lives you have touched so deeply..RIP… Prayers and condolences to all that knew and loved him..

  14. Sandra Nystrom says:

    Joe was always kind to Reggie’ grandma and I appreciated that about him.

  15. Cousins Cindy & Mickey says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Joseph’s children and family at this difficult and sad time. You will be greatly missed Cuz!

  16. Amy's church friends says:

    Thinking of Amy and the whole family during this time. May the God of love give you peace.

  17. Alta Tatro: Unique Dreamcatchers says:

    Joe was an awesome man! He was very kind and thoughtful to my son, Jon, who is also in the program. He will be greatly missed. I will miss his enthusiasm and such as deep, deep, deep love for the NA program. He will be greatly missed. Condolenses to the family. Great job with Boulger Funeral Home, thank you.

  18. Paul S says:

    Until we meet again my friend, may God hold you in the palm of his hand…

  19. arlene hegge says:

    you have my sympathy i know amy because we both live at river bend in fergus falls , i ‘ll be praying for the family. arlene

  20. Kari Brown (Ward) says:

    Joe’s Family~
    Joe was a part of our group in Wahpeton years ago. He made the best hot eggs for the Vikings games at Sportsman’s Lounge. We shared many laughs and good times. I was glad I got to see Joe and visit with him a few times while we were both living in Fergus Falls. Prayers are going up that God wraps his loving arms around you & brings you comfort.

    RIP, Joe…

  21. Ricky berg says:

    Hi amy and family sorry to hear about your dad he was a great guy

  22. John Estes says:

    Joe, you are one of the only men I truly respected. I never heard you say a negative comment regarding any prior relationships. Something I am finally able to achieve. I will miss your humor. With deepest admiration, John Estes.

  23. Carolyn Anderson says:

    I met Joe when I began my road to recovery back in 1996. Joe had a soft voice & a gentle heart. Many thoughts & prayers to the Grecco family.

    Carolyn A.

  24. Marlys J. Haiby says:

    My sympathy to Amy and her family on the death of her father, Joe. Amy was my student in Breckenridge
    and we have retained our friendship over the years. Presently I have lost track of her, but I want her to know
    I have her and her family in my prayers. Sincerely, Marlys Haiby

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