Vera B. Granata


Vera B. Granata, 78, died Monday, March 9, 2020.

Born in China, she was a daughter of the late Leopold and Louise (Muller) Witkowski. Vera was the owner of Vera’s Restaurant in Pawtuxet Village for 20 years, which she opened with her companion of 30 years, the late Roger Bulkeley.

She was the beloved mother of John J. Granata and his wife, Sherrie, and the loving grandmother of Danielle Granata and John J. Granata Jr. She is also survived by her devoted siblings, Denny Witkowski, Doris Coletti, Susan Fitzsimmons and the late Nora Petrarca.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. in Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, followed by burial in Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick. Visiting hours are Friday, March 13 from 4-7 p.m. For information and condolences visit


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