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Anna (Scrima) Grasso

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, March 4th from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home AnnaGrassofor Funerals 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Anna (Scrima) Grasso who died on Sunday, March 1st at the Aviv Centers for the Living in Peabody following a lengthy illness at 85 years. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, March 5th at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony of Padua Church 250 Revere St. Revere.

Born & raised in Ariano Irpino , Italy. She married in Italy to Ferdinand P. Grasso in 1953, shortly after in the same year, the couple journeyed to America. She & her husband settled in East Boston and began to start their family. In 1971, Anna & her family moved to Revere and continued to raise their 5 daughters. Anna took great pride in caring for her home and taking care of her family. She was an extraordinary cook & she did it all with love. In later years, she was blessed with grandchildren and great grandchildren ,she enjoyed caring & loving them. It was also known that Anna enjoyed playing Bingo & visiting the casino’s for fun, but her favorite place was being surrounded with her family. She is the devoted wife of Ferdinand P. Grasso of whom she shared 61 years of marriage. She is the loving mother of Mary Anne Fiore & her husband William J. of Topsfield, Linda M. DeGuglielmo & her husband Carmine of Lynn, Diane R. Januario & her husband John B. of Lynn, Denise A. Burch & her husband Edward of Tewksbury & Lisa J. Rizzo & her husband Paul of Revere. She is the beloved sister of the late Geruzzo Scrima, Marie Giardino, Antonio Scrima & Pasquale Scrima. She is the cherished & adored grandmother of 11 & great grandmother of 10. Also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, March 4th from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery,  Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: MA Lions Eye Research Fund, P.O. Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742 Or Alzheimers Assocaition MA & NH Chapter 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.

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  1. Karen Struthers
    Mar 4 2015

    My deepest sympathies to Fred on the great loss of your adoring wife of 61 years. Also my sincere sympathies to Diane, Linda, Mary Anne, Denise and Lisa on the loss of your wonderful mother. I am sorry I won’t be able to attend but will be keeping Anna and all of you in my prayers. RIP Anna as you are with the angels in heaven!!

  2. Angela M. DiGregorio
    Mar 3 2015

    To the Grasso family: I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. It’s such a loss losing you mother and the back bone to the family. She truly was that and such a hard working woman. I’m sure she will be missed by her loving family, but the memories left behind will last until you meet again. Prayers to all!

  3. Valerie Doris
    Mar 3 2015

    Dear Linda and family,

    So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. What a beautiful and caring woman. Although you are going to miss her, be assured that she will be watching over you and looking after you with God’s love surrounding her.
    Again, my deepest and sincerest sympathy.

    Valerie Doris
    (St. Mary’s Womens Club)

  4. Karen Struthers
    Mar 3 2015

    Diane, Linda, MaryAnne, Denise and Lisa – So very sorry for the great loss of your mother. Dear Fred – so very sorry for your great loss – 61 years together!! She raised a wonderful family and was a devoted mother. I remember many years ago when visiting the house in Revere, there was always something cooking and taking pride in her house showed. May you all be comforted by the memories and she will be watching over all of you. May she be at peace in heaven with the angels. God Bless!!

  5. Donna and Bob Hartshorn
    Mar 2 2015

    Linda and family,

    It is hard to understand why our loved ones are taken from us, but we find comfort in knowing that we will be together one day and also in knowing that you were such a special part of your Mom’s life.

    Our love and prayers are with you,

    Donna and Bob

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