Maureen Catherine Grassi

October 12, 1957 – December 2, 2023


Maureen Catherine Grassi, 66, of Clifton Heights passed away peacefully at home on Saturday December 2, 2023.  Maureen suffered from end stage renal failure and was on hospice after stopping dialysis.

Maureen was born on October 12, 1957, in Philadelphia, PA.  She grew up in Delaware County and was a 1975 graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School.  She worked many years for United Cerebral Palsy as a group home client caretaker before going into retail with her last employer being the Home Depot in Clifton Heights.  She was a hard worker and enjoyed helping people.

Maureen loved the beach and spent many summer vacations at the New Jersey shore.  She enjoyed family gatherings especially summer barbeques.  She was a cat lover, having seven cats at one time.

Maureen is survived by her brothers Anthony Grassi and Daniel Grassi, an aunt, Dianne Spirk, an uncle, Patrick Foster, and many cousins.  She also leaves behind her cherished cat “Boy”.

Maureen was predeceased by her longtime partner Judy Zimmerman, her former husband, Paul News and her parents Anthony “Tony” and Catherine “Cassie” Grassi.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 6-8 PM at the Griffith Funeral Chapel, 520 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074.  A Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Drive, Secane, PA 19018 on Thursday December 14, 2023 at 11 AM; Viewing will be from 10-11 AM.

Her interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, PA.

In lieu of flowers, perform an act of kindness in her memory OR contributions may be made to the Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063

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