Grace Ann Grassi, 97, Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center, passed away Tuesday at the center.
She was born in Vineland, N.J., daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth "Lizze" (Pierno) Fanella. She married Anthony M. Grassi, and he died Jan. 1, 1999.
Surviving are four sons: Anthony Jr. (Irene) of Tipton, Joseph J. (Susan) and Michael A. (Shari), both of Altoona, and James J. (Paula) of Schellsburg; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Sardella of Altoona; and three brothers: Joe Jr., Daniel and Anthony Fanella, all of Altoona.
Grace was a graduate of Altoona High School and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.
Friends will be received from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Santella Funeral Home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.