Joyce N. 'Nonnie' Grassi, 91

Jan 24, 2013

Joyce N. “Nonnie” Grassi, 91, of Marion, died Jan. 22, at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. She was the wife of the late Nildo E. Grassi.

Born in Cambridgeshire, England, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Louisa (Tack) Chandler. She came to the United States in 1946, settling in Wareham, and moved to Marion in 2007.

A homemaker, Mrs. Grassi enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, reading and crocheting.

Survivors include her daughter, Maureen E. Rounds of Wareham; three sons, Michael J. Kauranen of Rochester, Kevin B. Kauranen of Wareham, and Robert E. Grassi of West Wareham; 22 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Terri Lee Grassi, her stepson, Edward N. Grassi, and her stepdaughter, Gloria Heap.

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham, from 2 to 5 p.m. Her funeral service and burial will be private.

Donations in her memory may be made to National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284-5945, or online at For directions and online guestbook, visit:

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