Our beloved mother, Anna Marie Grasso, age 98, of Galveston, went to be with the Lord on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was born September 23, 1916 in Texas City, TX to the late Florence and Louis E. Cure. Marie married Joe Grasso, Jr. in 1936 and moved to Galveston to raise her family.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Grasso, Jr; parents; and brother, Louis Cure Jr.
She is survived by her two sons, Joe “Skipper” Grasso, III, and wife, Jeannie; Donald “Donny” Grasso and wife, Ann “Tootie;” and her daughter, Linda Grasso and partner, Frederick Salazar, who cared for her over the last seven years. She is also survived by her niece, Janis Cure.
Marie loved all seven of her grandchildren dearly: Raney Grasso Belland, Joe “Beau” Grasso, IV, Donald “Donnie” Grasso, Jr., Anne Grasso Pierce, Brandie Grasso, Cecily Grasso Whatley, and Carrie Grasso. She was blessed knowing her eleven great grandchildren.
Throughout the years, not only was she a loving mother, grandmother, and homemaker, she was a devout member of the St. Patrick Altar Society and a longtime volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Marie “NaNa” was a fascinating woman. She was world-traveled and loved to come home and share the stories of her travels with family and friends. When she was not busy seeing the world, she liked to work jigsaw puzzles, play cards with friends, and most importantly teach her grandchildren how to fish. Marie was very talented with sewing, knitting, and making pottery. She also enjoyed deer hunting. She touched each one of our hearts with her special spirit.
Marie’s family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 21st, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. A rosary will begin at 11:00 am, led by Deacon John Pistone. A Memorial Mass will begin immediately following the rosary with Father Richard Goodin, OFM, as Celebrant. Entombment will follow at New City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Marie’s family requests memorials be made to Holy Family Parish or to have Masses said for Marie’s soul at any Catholic Parish.