Kathryn "Kay" Grasso of West Scranton died Saturday after a short stay at the Green
Ridge Health Care Center. She was the widow of Andrew G. Grasso who died May 26,
Born in Scranton on November 6, 1917, Kay recently celebrated her 100th birthday.
She was the daughter of the late Conrad and Patricia Fick and a graduate of Scranton
Technical High School where she played varsity basketball.
Through the hard work and dedication to his family Andrew enabled Kay to be a stay at
home mother and homemaker. Kay was a member of the Charles Sumner PTA and
longtime member of the Scranton Women's Club where she held various offices with
both organizations. She was also a member of the Jackson Street Young at Heart social
Kay bowled, golfed and drove until her early nineties. She was a member of the Elkview
golfing and bowling leagues and numerous bowling leagues in the Scranton area.
Kay's advancing age and dementia prevented her from continuing her independence at
home and she became a resident at Oakwood Terrace Memory Care Center in Moosic.
She remained a resident at Oakwood for two and a half years where she was cared for
by dedicated and caring aides and nurses especially Jill and Sue.
Kay was also under the care of Heartland Hospice during her stay at Oakwood and
received loving care from aides, nurses, spiritual advisors and their administrative staff.
Kay is survived by her daughter Kathryn Major and husband Renold of Scranton and
son Andrew Grasso and wife Josephine of Old Forge.
Grandchildren Jeffrey Major and wife Tina of Shrewsbury, PA, Brian Major and
companion Lauren Sylvester of Scranton. Rob and wife Jill Grasso of Lafayette Hill, PA,
and Shara Bauman and husband Kurt of Dickson City, Andrew J. Grasso and Joanna
Grasso, several great grandchildren and a niece Jayne Finnegan of Gwynedd Valley,
In additional to her husband Andrew she was preceded in death by a son Robert
Grasso, granddaughter Kristin Major, and sisters Anna Porwitzky and Mary Ellis and
also a nephew Joseph Ellis.
The funeral will be conducted Saturday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc.,
1030 N. Main Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. Lucy's
Church 949 Scranton St., Scranton. Interment at Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends and family may pay their respects Friday from 6:00 to 8:00PM.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity.