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“Nick I am so sorry to find Anna's obituary. I did not know she passed. I pray you are well and your health is progress. Love Deb and JIm ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jim and Debbie Lawrence - NY

“Dearest Family, What can we really say at this very sad time in our lives? We offer our deepest condolences and love to all the family. we were all...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Romano - yerington, NV

“Sandi, I am so sorry for your loss, I know how close you were with your aunt. Remember the good times, your aunt's smile, her kindness. My thoughts...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: San Dee Simmons - Auburn, NY

“Nick, I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. As we know, these things are never easy. My best to you and your family. Richard Antokol ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: richard antokol - schenectady, NY

“Dear Nick and family, A lovely lady and friend to all went to Heaven to watch over all. She always had a smile for everyone she met. I will miss her...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Ann Malkiewicz - Schenectady, NY

“Ann you will be dearly missed. You were more to me than a client to me , you were a wonderful friend an most of the time more like a mother. I thank...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: lily burgess - glenville, NY

“Nick & Paul, My deepest sympathies at the passing of Anna. I remember her fondly when grandma (Lucy Dorazio) & our family (Frank Dorazio) would take...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Patti Dorazio - Jamesville, NY

“Dear Nick, My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Dr Anthony D Pomato, DDS - NY

“My Dear Anna, A beloved friend has going to visit the angels. If you should see my Jim say HI. You will surely be missed by all the lives you have...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Judi Smith - Glenville,, NY

“Dear Grasso family- especially Nick and Patrick, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved grandmother. We remember her well from...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Janice Fitzpatrick - Schenectady, NY

“Sandi, so sorry to hear of you Aunts passing. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Bobby Jennings - Macon, GA

“Nick, Paul and family: We were deeply saddened to hear about Ann's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. In accordance with your wishes,...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Joseph and Sandra Angerami - FL

“To the Grasso family: I'm sorry for your lost. Mrs. Grasso was ALWAYS a classy lady. I know my mother considered her a friend. I remember the...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Gary J. Manterllo - SC

“She was my aunt, my godmother and, in so many ways, my mother. She gave me unconditional love and support. She was my friend. We talked on the...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Sandi (Pecora) Timberlake - CA


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Anna V. Battaglia Grasso, Schenectady, New York. Wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was the needed hug, soothing touch, sympathetic ear, open heart, bared soul. A beautiful smile, infectious laugh, twinkling eyes. Making life a better place. Making everything look so easy. So many have lost so much.

Anna, 91, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014 peacefully in her sleep. Born in Schenectady, New York, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Caroline (Altieri) Battaglia and was the sister of the late Mary (Joseph) Pecora and the late Laura (Vince)
Romano. She was a communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Church.

A legal secretary, then homemaker, Anna was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and Mildred Elley Business School. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Nicholas J. Grasso, who she married November 10, 1946. She was predeceased by two sons, John N. Grasso (Melody and her son Joseph Pollack) and Lawrence P. Grasso (Deborah) and is survived by her son Paul C. Grasso (Jeannette Le Gere) and her grandsons Nicholas J. Grasso II and Patrick L. Grasso. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, especially her sister Mary's children, Joseph Pecora, Sandi Timberlake, and Barbara Arbor who she deemed as her own after the early passing of their mother.

She was an original member of the Lady Bugs Golf League, past president of the Schenectady County Bar Association Auxiliary, Abruzzi Women's Auxiliary, St. Paul's Rosary Society, Bishop Gibbons Mother's Club, and the Bishop Gibbons Alumni Association.

She enjoyed the company of and playing cards with the St. Paul's Seniors, and she chaired, for many years, the festivals of St. Paul's Church. She was a founding member of the Bill Road Pinochle Card Club started in 1952 and continues today. She loved to travel and traveled extensively throughout her life. Above all things, she cherished her family and friends. She had friendships going back 80+ years and continued to develop new friendships until her last day.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her companion and caregiver, Aba Asaba, who for over a year has been a great friend and a caring person and had brought happiness and joy into every day.

Funeral Services for Anna will be Tuesday 10:15 am at the Bond Funeral Home 1614 Guilderland Avenue Schenectady followed by a Mass at 11am at St. Paul the Apostle Church 2733 Albany Street Schenectady. Calling Hours will be Monday evening 4-7PM at the funeral home.The St. Paul Rosary Society will meet at 4PM at the funeral home. Internment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Contributions in Anna's memory can be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society Food
Pantry c/o St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2777 Albany Street, Schenectady, New York
12304 or the City Mission, 425 Hamilton Street, Schenectady, New York 1230