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Ferdinand P. Grasso

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, December 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith HomeGrasso, Ferdinand for Funerals,773 Broadway (Rte107) Revere, for Ferdinand P. Grasso, who died on Wednesday, December 9th at his Lynn residence, following a lengthy illness. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, August 12th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the St.Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Born & raised in the Readville section of Boston on Jan. 26, 1928, he attended Boston schools and was a 1945 alumnus of Hyde Park High School in Hyde Park. Later, he would complete his bachelor’s degree at Northeastern University, Boston, majoring in draftsmanship & mechanical engineering. His time at Northeastern University, was both a challenge and extraordinarily successful. He worked full time at General Electric of Lynn, Ma. and then would embark on his trek to Boston at night for his courses, five evenings a week, finally graduating in 1958. The social atmosphere, from the late twenties to the early seventies, was not particularly welcoming to the children of Italian, Jewish & Irish immigrants. Their struggles were intense, often cruel, and seldom fair. However, they were a strong, proud culture. They walked to wherever they had to go, be it school, work or to their Church or Temple. Usually, the more of a struggle earned them success. Often they would become expert in the profession they sought & uniquely gifted in the labor force. Most of this generation, would own & operate their own business and provide a continuum for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Ferdinand did this & more for his family to insure them and provide for them to the very best of his strength. Ferdinand lived early in the Readville section of Boston, then married, moving to East Boston in 1953. In 1971, they made their way to Revere until 2004, until moving to the Lynn Woods section of Lynn.

 

 

He was the beloved and devoted husband of Anna (Scrima) Grasso, who passed on March 1, 2015. He is the cherished father to Mary Anne Fiore & her husband, Dr. William J. Fiore, DMD of Topsfield, Linda M. DeGuglielmo & her husband, Carmine & Diane R. Januario & her husband, John B. all of Lynn, Denise A. Burch & her husband, Edward of Tewksbury & Lisa J. Rizzo & her husband, Paul of Revere. He was the dear brother of the late, Anthony & Patrick Grasso & the son of the late Pasquale Grasso & Sarah (Melito) Grasso. He was the loving grandfather of 11 & the adoring great grandfather of ten (10). Many caring nieces ,nephews, grand-nieces & grand- nephews also survive him. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mr. Grasso retired after over 25 years of service as a draftsman supervisor for General Electric Co. of Lynn, a job he cherished and excelled to perfection. His service to his country is well marked with integrity and dedication. He is both, an army veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was discharged from his army service at the time of the Korean Conflict on January 27, 1953, the day following his 25th birthday.

Visiting Hours

Friday, December 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, December 12th 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 the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, Ma. 01701-9376.

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  1. Paul Luther
    Dec 10 2015

    Linda, Lisa & siblings, so sorry for the loss of your dad.

    Much love, Paul

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