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Martin J. Grasso, Sr.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the

Martin J. Grasso, Sr.

Martin J. Grasso, Sr.

Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Martin J. Grasso, Sr., who passed on Tuesday, September 10th at the Continuing Care Facility at Brooksby Village, following a long illness, at 86 years.  His funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 13th at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel at Brooksby Village, Peabody, followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Mourners are asked to proceed directly to the Chapel at Brooksby at 10:30 a.m.  Born and raised in East Boston, he attended East Boston schools.  He entered the United States Army in January of 1945 and served until December of 1946.  He served within the 44th Government as a Staff Sergeant.  In 1956, he began his career with the United States Postal Service as a mail handler at South Postal Annex in Boston, serving there all his career until retiring in 1986.  In 2004, he moved to the Brooksby Village Community.  “Marty” became a vital and energetic member at Brooksby.  He was responsible for the implementation of year-round Bocce courts for the residents, which he and Mr. Tony Grande, another resident, worked so tirelessly to create.  Marty was also a member of the Brooksby Chapel Choir, and sung weekly with the group at Sunday masses.  Marty was always known for his warmth, whether it be family, friends, or work colleagues.  He will long be remembered and missed, especially by his dear family and his extended family at Brooksby and South Postal Annex.  His late wife, Mary A. (Mascia), passed on April 25th, 2004.  He is the cherished father of Maria P. Grasso of Marblehead, Martin J. Grasso, Jr. and his wife Lucy of Swampscott, and Marcia G. Greeley and her husband Thomas of Burlington.  He is also the devoted grandfather of Cassie Grasso Ryan and her husband Kieran of Toronto, Canada, Julia E. Grasso of Boston, and Joseph T. Greeley of Burlington.  He was the brother of the late: Mary Cianciulli, Millie Blase, Barbara Panzini, John, Frank, and Joseph Grasso.  He is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development and The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel at Brooksby Village, Peabody.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development and The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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  1. Cindy Polignone
    Sep 17 2013

    Maria, Marty, and Marcia,
    I was very sad to hear about the passing of your dad and very sorry for your loss. I am sorry I could not be at the services, I had been out of the state. Your dad was such a great guy and will be missed.
    Cindy Citro Polignone

  2. michelle grasso
    Sep 16 2013

    Maria, Marty and Marcia I am truly saddened by the loss of your father and a great man. He was definitely a favorite of mine growing up. I wish we could have been there to see the welcome he got from all his brothers and sisters, especially Frank. His girlfriend must be so happy to see him as well. I’m sure they are all sitting around chatting and laughing over tea and woopie pies. Sending my love to the family. He will always be in my thoughts and memories.
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