Obituary of Carmella Grasso
Carmella “Connie” Grasso, 89, of DeWitt, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018, with her family by her side.
She was born in East Syracuse and was a graduate of Syracuse University. She was employed by Hughes Aircraft in Tucson, AZ and the California Legislature, as well as Litton Industries in California before heading the Press Public Relations Operation of General Electric in Syracuse. In 1983, Connie was named a “Post Standard Woman of Achievement”. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church and was a member of the Syracuse Press Club, GE Elfun Society, and served on the Boards of the Manufacturers Association of Syracuse, Museum of Science & Technology, Zonta Club and the Salvation Army.
Surviving are her nieces, Mary Anne Grasso (Stephen Grossman) of DeWitt, Annette Malone and Mary Malone of Syracuse, Dr. Janet Backers and Susanne Williams (Robert) of AZ; her nephews, Anthony Grasso (Nancy) of WA, Rev. Joseph A. Grasso of Albany, Michael A. Grasso (Joan) of MD, Patrick Malone (Linda) of VA, Anthony Malone (Elizabeth) of MA, Bruce Malone (Yvonne) of Syracuse and Christopher Malone (Denise) of FL; and great nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 9 at 10 am at Holy Cross Church, DeWitt. A calling hour will precede the Mass from 9-10 am. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt.
In memory of Connie, kindly consider Holy Cross Church, 4112 E. Genesee Street, DeWitt, NY 13214.
Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.