Theodore E. Grieco Jr.

theodore grieco jr.

June 27, 1948 ~ February 3, 2023

Grieco, Theodore, E. age 74, of Normandy Beach formerly of Fort Lee, passed peacefully on Friday February 3, 2023. Loving husband to Georgianna nee; Villano. Devoted father to Theodore Jacob and Joshua James.

Teddy was a lifelong resident of Fort Lee and Normandy Beach, NJ. He was a graduate of Fort Lee High School and received his bachelor’s degree at Monmouth University. His entire professional career was centered around the wood working industry. Starting at Rudolph Bass Machinery and eventually building his own company, Alltech Machinery, and later Allwood Machinery.

He was an avid hunter who loved spending time outdoors and would take yearly trips to Maine and upstate New York where he made a second home. But Teddy truly loved Normandy Beach and the home he built for his family there became a wonderful gathering place for all extended family, friends, and friends of friends. Everyone was always welcome, and nothing gave him more pleasure than to see others having fun and sharing his dream. No one will ever hear a rock n roll song without thinking of the Normandy back yard, garage, jukebox, and Teddy.

The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 4-8PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Wednesday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in Madonna Church at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100.


Funeral Mass: February 8, 2023 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Main Madonna Church
340 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation: February 7, 2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Entombment: February 8, 2023 11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. We are so sorry for your lost!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you !! May god be there for you and your family and give you strength in such difficult time !! All our love Mike and Liora marciano

  2. I had always considered Teddy as a brother, and he was very close to our family for a lifetime. We grew up together in Fort Lee, NJ, and even lived on the same street McCloud Drive for a number of years before he moved. His father was the Police Chief and mine was the Commissioner, and together they were a force for good, keeping our town safe and secure in the 1950's through the early 70's. We attended countless celebrations together including parades, picnics, parties, and political events. Our families were intertwined in numerous ways by common interests, friends, and belonging to the Madonna Parish.
    When his parents Teddy Sr. and Mary bought a house at Normandy Beach when I was a lad, we were frequent welcome guests until my folks Lucy and Bal purchased one just blocks away. We still dropped by regularly with an open-door policy and joined in each other's many parties. We also attended and adopted Our Lady Queen of Peace Church as our seasonal parish. I was like the related third wheel with Teddy Jr. and his brother Jimmy as we were known to pal around together as testy youths. My sister Jacqui often came along for the ride to make it a sassy friendly foursome. As time went on and I pursued my Traveling Troubadour lifestyle, I would see Teddy when visiting my mom and dad at the shore, and we would catch-up a bit on old times with a few laughs. When my wife Barbara Jean and I had our daughter Avellina Christened at Queen of Peace, we had Chief Grieco as the honorable representative for my father who had since passed away, and Teddy Jr. was present to add his well wishes. My brothers Bob and Don also continued a friendship with Teddy Jr. at Normandy Beach, sharing his enthusiastic and demonstrative stories that their family was famous for.

    Our sincere condolences to Georgianna his loving wife and their boys. May the all-merciful Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary take Ted by the hand and lead him into eternal rest in peace.

    With love and continued prayers,
    Bruce Robert Balestri and Family

    (From Joe Pec)


    1. OUR INDUSTRY: "Wood is always moving"

    2. MARRIAGE & FAMILY: " This ain't about you no more"

    3.PUTTING THINGS IN PROPER PERSPECTIVE: "Don't f—–ing yell at me when you owe me money"

    4.FINANCES: " You don't make $100,000 a year working 8 hours a day" (circa '93)

    5.RELIGION: " He call upon the name of Jesus Christ more than the apostle Paul himself"

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