Joseph Sebastian Grasso

Joseph Sebastian Grasso

February 03, 1926 - July 15, 2019
Mission Viejo CA

Joseph Sebastian Grasso

February 03, 1926 - July 15, 2019
Mission Viejo CA


Giuseppe “Joseph” Grasso was born into a loving Sicilian family in Brooklyn, NY where he developed a deep appreciation for baseball, Italian cooking, and his close knit family. A Navy man, a minor league player, a professional masseur, Joe was a home run hitter at life.

He was profoundly close to his siblings, Sarah, Salvatore, and John – as  well as his extended family that surrounded him during his Brooklyn years. Joe always expressed a genuine joy of cooking for his children Stephen and Jonel, and later for his 6 grandchildren Michael, Anthony, Christopher, Vannessa, Courtney and Chase whom he adored. All of those whom Joe Grasso touched will hold dear the memory of his contagious smile, twinkling eyes, heartwarming meals, and his love for the richness of life’s greatest gifts.

He is and will always be loved, remembered. and missed.


Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: September 23, 2019 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Calverton National Cemetery

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9 responses to Joseph Sebastian Grasso

  1. Uncle Joe I have great great memories of you on Brooklyn, Long Island and Florida. You always had a great smile and laugh. I remember my parents and I staying we you while our house was been built on Montclair Street. I remember you and my Dad owning the Carval Ice Cream Store. I remember all the great food you cooked, including the great pizza. Say hello to my Dad, Poppy, Grandma and Uncle Vincent. I love you Uncle Joe.

  2. The following is from Mary Grasso:

    ” Joe, You were a great brother in law. Sal and I would always enjoy when you would come and visit us in Florida. The best times I remember when we lived in Brooklyn on Henry Street and when you were teaching me the tango. You would get annoyed sometimes because I used to get stuck with my high heels and make mistakes. LOL. You will never be forgotten and you will always be my heart. Love you brother in law.”

  3. The following is from Mary Grasso,

    ” I miss when you came over and made me the anchives pizza. It was the best!!!”

  4. Sandy says:

    I was saddened to hear of your passing but I know in my heart that you are at peace. You and Mom (Roxie) are dancing once again. I have tears of love and happiness for both of you.

    Love you, Sandy

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