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Nellie (Dotolo) Grasso

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) Revere on Monday, September 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for Nellie (Dotolo) Grasso who passed in the loving presence of her family at her home, she was 105 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12:00 p.m., followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Nellie lived all 105 years of her life in Revere. She was educated in Revere Schools. In 1935, she married Salvatore Grasso. The couple remained in Revere where Nellie was close to her family and raised her children. She was devoted to her family and family was the foundation of her life. Nellie was an incredible cook and baker. Many wonderful treats she made always was shared to express her gratitude to people, or simply as a beautiful gesture of kindness. Nellie was a part of “The Greatest Generation” era. She possessed an education that was taught on life’s lessons; importance of family, how to be resourceful & to contribute to society. She was creative when it came to knitting and made many blankets, sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and many other creations for family & friends. She was a woman of grace & strength, for that she was revered and was the matriarch of her loving family.

She is the wife of 58 years to the late Salvatore E. Grasso. Loving mother of the late Geraldine M. DeSisto & Dennis R. Grasso. Cherished grandmother of Doreen Perez of Revere, Lisa A. Lowell & husband David of Raymond, NH & Carla Grasso of Portsmouth, NH. Treasured great grandmother of Richard Lowell, Steven Lowell, Christina Lowell, Joshua Perez, Elisa Perez, & Jason Perez. Adored great great grandmother of Austin, Brandon, Mason, Ally, Autumn, Reighna, Aiden, Logan, Cooper, Axton, Nellie, Lorenzo, & Emma, David and 1 great, great great grandson Ryder. Dear sister of Lorraine C. Holloway of Revere & the late Catherine R. Dotolo, Vincent, Lawrence J., Carmine, & Anthony Dotolo. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, devoted friends, extended family & neighbors.


Visiting Hours

Monday, September 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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