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Shirley M. Grassi

July 24, 1926 — July 10, 2016

Shirley M. Grassi

Grassi, Shirley M., 89, John Paul II Manor, Cresson, died July 10, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. Born July 24, 1926, in Sankertown, daughter of the late Joseph M. and Margaret (Rickens) Gallagher. Preceded in death by husband, Herman, on Feb. 11, 2007; son-in-law, Carl Looney; and brothers, Robert and Joseph M. "Jack". Survived by loving children: Barbara Looney, Milton, Florida; James (Carol Wetzel), Cresson; Judi Piro (Chuck), Johnstown; and Robert, Johnstown; loving grandchildren: Scott Grassi (Tammy), Todd Grassi (Nina), Krista Brolley, Jason Grassi (Bridget), Erin Looney, Shane Looney, Victoria Piro, Roann Henry (Jeff), Jared Grassi (Karen), Melissa Looney, Charla Piro, and Ben Grassi; loving great-grandchildren: Joshua, Tanner and Kameron Grassi, Brennen and Brady Freiwald, Kade Grassi, and Violet Henry. Also survived by nephew, Dan Gallagher, Cresson. Last surviving member of both the Gallagher and Grassi families. Shirley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved all children, especially her own grandchildren, and she never met a stranger. She enjoyed dining out with her family, and cooking alongside her husband, in the family restaurant. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Cresson. Family and friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rev. Leo F. Arnone. Entombment, church mausoleum. www.cmkennedyfh.com

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Visitation
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Charles M Kennedy Funeral Home

233 Keystone Avenue
PO Box 193
Cresson, PA 16630

Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 211 Powell Ave., Cresson, Pa. 16630. Entombment, church mausoleum.

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