“Joe” Grasso, 85, of Galveston passed away Sunday,
July 24, 2005.
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28th, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church with Father Frank Fabj as
will follow the service at Calvary Mausoleum.
family will receive visitors after 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, July 27th, at Malloy & Son
Funeral Home. A
rosary will be held at 7 p.m.
was born on January 28, 1920 in Aci Trezza, Sicily,
immigrated to the United States in 1951 and was a
resident of Galveston for 53 years.
Possessing a strong work ethic, he was a
longshoreman with the local ILA #20 for 31 years and a
shrimper for 52 years.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church
of Galveston and the San Giovanni Italian-American
was undeniably happiest when he was surrounded by his
was a dedicated husband and a proud father and
fail, his family gathered each week for lunch and
spent each holiday together, creating endearing
memories that serve as a testament to the strength of
his family and their love for him.
was preceded in death by his parents, Giovanni and
Rosaria Grasso; his wife, Giovannina Grasso; and his
son, John Grasso.
is survived by his daughter, Sara Grasso, of Houston;
sons, Angelo Grasso, and wife, Susan, of Galveston;
Joseph Grasso and wife, Paula, of Austin, and Mario
Grasso and wife, Kristina, of Texas City; and 11
Figaro, Lauren Figaro, Joseph Grasso, Mary Louise
Grasso, Joey Grasso, Danny Grasso, Anthony Grasso,
Gina Grasso, Gabriella Grasso, Mitchell Grasso, and
will be Anthony Conti, Sebastien Conti, Jr., Natalino
Conti, Joseph Conti, Christopher Figaro, and Joseph
Lofaro and Vincent Mazzara will be honorary
may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.