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Carmin E. Grasso

February 13, 1935 — October 18, 2020

Carmin E. Grasso

Say not in grief 'He is no more' but in thankfulness that he was.

Carmin E. Grasso of Naples FL, formerly of Meadville, PA, passed peacefully on October 18, 2020,
after a brief illness.

Carmin was born in Meadville, on February 13, 1935, to Anthony and Agnes (Cervone) Grasso.

He graduated from Meadville High School in 1953. During his high school years he played football which he loved. Carmin went on the graduate from Edinboro University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He married Barbara L. Longo on December 27, 1958, enjoying 43 years of marriage before she passed away in 2002.

Carmin taught high school in Linesville, PA and Westfield, NY where he also coached football. He left teaching to take over the operations of Grasso's Food Market upon the retirement of his parents. In 1972, the grocery store closed and he went to work for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He worked for the CETA Program and Northwest Pennsylvania Weatherization. Carmin also owned and operated Allegheny Energy Consultants. He retired from the Weatherization Program and looked forward to traveling the east coast of the United States. Carmin moved to Naples, Florida permanently around 2006 and always said he was fortunate to be living in paradise. There, he was a member of St. Finbarr Parish.

He loved to play bocce, cards, listen to country music, take daily walks and travel to Key West. He was a diehard Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan.

He is survived by three children Michele A. Swigunski (Edward), Lorrie J. Fontanesi, Robert J. Grasso (Tamara); six beloved grandchildren Brandon and Lauren Swigunski, Brian and Elise Fontanesi, Elizabeth and Robert Michael Grasso; many nieces and nephews.

Carmin was preceded in death by his wife Barbara; three brothers, Clement, Alfred and Anthony, Jr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 PM on Friday, October 23, 2020, at St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, with Fr. Jeff Lucas, Pastor, officiating. CDC guidelines of mask wearing and social distancing will be observed.

Carmin will be laid to rest next to his wife, Barbara, in St. Brigid Cemetery.


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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, October 23, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church

1085 Water Street, Meadville, PA 16335

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