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Maureen T. (Kirby) GRASSO

August 19, 1940 ~ December 28, 2018 (age 78)

Maureen T. “Rene” Grasso, 78, of Telford formerly of Hatboro passed away peacefully, Friday, December 28, 2018 at Telford Lutheran Community Skilled Nursing Unit. She was the devoted wife of Richard S. Grasso for 58 years. Born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia she was the youngest daughter of the late Francis Joseph & Hannah (Zechoski) Kirby, Kreer. She affectionately had a step-father Warren Kreer after her father’s passing at the age of 4. She was a graduate of Little Flower High School in 1959. When Richard began his company NCS Industries with four other partners in 1974, Rene became the Comptroller working side by side with her husband until they sold the company in 2001. She enjoyed traveling with her special clan of girlfriends and other family members to many different destinations including Hawaii, Alaska, and Ireland. Rene also enjoyed going to the beach with her family every summer & enjoyed her many trips to Lancaster. She was John Wayne’s number one fan. She also enjoyed going out to dinner on Friday nights with her friends, playing scrabble, & reading a good book. She will also be remembered for her witty sense of humor. Being a devout Catholic she was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Sellersville for the last 4 years, prior to that she was a member of St. David’s Roman Catholic Church of Willow Grove. Her first and foremost passion in life was her family from her three children Judy Schmauder (Michael), and twins Stephanie Grasso and Stephen Grasso to her cherished grandchildren Jillian, Drew, Jessica, Briana, Mason, & Shane, and a great grandchild Jocelyn. She is also survived by her sister Mary Elizabeth Leidy. She was predeceased by four brothers Francis Joseph, Thomas M., Edward, & Daniel, two sisters Helen Grubb & Johanna Mitchell. A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:30 P. M. in the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. ( 821 W. Broad St. Quakertown, PA 18951. A rosary service will begin at 8:30 P.M. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 beginning promptly at 12:30 P.M. at St. David’s Roman Catholic Church 316 Easton Rd. Willow Grove, PA 19090 (there will be no viewing hours on Friday). Interment will follow at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or Attn: Katie Pizziketti, Penn FTD Center, 3 West Gates, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Checks payable to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”. “Penn FTD” Clearly stated on memo line. Services are entrusted to the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. Quakertown, PA.

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Penn FTD Center
3 West Gates Center, University Of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Attn: Katie Pizziketti, Philadelphia PA 19104

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