Andover — Mr. Italo Grassello, of Andover, formerly of Lawrence and beloved husband of the late Athena (Biternas) Grassello, died at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen on Monday morning, February 25, 2013. He was 85 years old.
Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on October 18, 1927, he was the beloved son of the late Pasquale and Nunzia (Pellana) Grassello. Italo was a WWII Marine, entering the military on June 12, 1945 and receiving his honorable discharge at the Great Lakes, Illinois on October 22, 1946. He attained the rank of Private First Class and was a qualified Rifleman. While in the Marines, Mr. Grassello served in China. He was a member of Sts. Constantine & Helen Church in Andover and had worked as a Shop Manager for many years. Italo was also a member of the NIRA Club and the Italian American Club.
He will be very sorely missed by his loving daughter; Maria N. Miara and her fiance John “Jack” Pedra, both of Lynnfield and Joseph J. and his wife Catherine Grassello of Wakefield.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be celebrated in Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, 71 Chandler Road, Andover on Friday, March 1, 2013, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Calling hours will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 3 to 8 PM. Interment will be held in St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence. Donations in Italo’s memory may be made to the Mass General Hospital for Parkinson's, Development Office, Attn: Shawn Fitzgibbons, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114, or to the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.