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Gerry Ann Craney Grasso, “Memere” 73 of Kestner Lane passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. She fought a battle with ALS with all the strength she had.
Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph P. Craney and Irene E. Perry Craney and beloved wife of Lawrence Grasso, they would have been married 40 years in June.
Raised and educated in Troy, she was a graduate of Troy High School. Gerry retired in 1998 after 30 years as a Supervisor with the New York State Department of Civil Service and previously with the Department of Labor. Gerry will be remembered for her humble and gentle nature, a compassionate and generous woman who gave of herself wholeheartedly to her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church, Troy.
Survivors in addition to her husband, Larry include her three daughters Kris Reynolds, of Clark Summit, PA, Dawn Megyeri (John) of Niskayuna, Michelle Bevevino (John) of Troy, two sons James Grasso (Kathleen), Jason Grasso (Melisa) of Latham, twelve grandchildren Colin Spataro (Phylicia), Nia Rowe, C.J. Reynolds, Angelica Reynolds, Imre Megyeri, Alyssa Bevevino, Dylan Reynolds, Perrie Rose Megyeri Quinn Reynolds, Jula Megyeri, Isabella Bevevino, Ava Megyeri, four great grandchildren David Vogel, Raena Spataro, Julianna Spataro, Roman Spataro, two brothers Paul Craney (Margie), Peter Craney (Ann) all of Houston TX, Kathy Lennon (Donald) of Yarmouth, ME, several nieces and nephews and her dear friend Carleen McLaughlin.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Roberta Miller, Tricia O’Keefe, RN, the Staff at St. Peter’s ALS Center, Northeast Home Medical Equipment, Empire Home Infusion and Community Hospice, especially Elizabeth Hanlon, RN.-
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy.
Inurnment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery, Schuylerville.
Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 pm. on Tuesday at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy.
Memorial donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to the St. Peter’s ALS Center, 19 Warehouse Row, Albany, NY 12205.
To share memories and express condolences, please sign the guestbook at www.mcloughlinmason.com.
Charitable donations may be made to:
St. Peter's ALS Regional Center
19 Warehouse Row, Albany NY 12205
Michelle I am so sorry for the passing of your Mom. You and your family our in my thoughts and prayers.
Michele Fragomeni May 2 2017 12:00 AM
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. My sincere condolences. Paula Carucci
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A candle was lit in memory of Gerry Grasso
Paula Carucci May 1 2017 12:00 AM
Larry, Kris, & Family,I am saddened to see that your loved one has passed. Please know you are all in my thoughts & prayers.
Yvonne Harbers Apr 30 2017 12:00 AM
I've only known Gerry for about 3 years but in those 3 years she showed me how much one person can care about the well being of everyone else. She was always full of laughter and love when ever I saw her. And she's definitely made a huge positive impact in my life. RIP Gerry From a member of the Sunday crew
Jordyn Birch Apr 30 2017 12:00 AM
Larry, I am so sorry to hear about Gerry's passing. You and your family are my thoughts and prayers.
FJ Wobrock Apr 30 2017 12:00 AM