Judith Carol (Johnson) Grasso, 83, of Sandwich, who was a former longtime resident of Marlboro, died on July 15 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of William James Grasso, who died in 2000, and was predeceased by her longtime companion Joseph Cassidy in 2014.
Judy was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Carl Oscar and Nora (Dee) Johnson. She was raised in Marlboro where she attended local schools and was a 1954 graduate of Marlboro High School. She later received her associate's degree from Fisher College in Boston. She spent several years at home raising her family and eventually went to work as an executive secretary for a local company. She went to work as a computer programmer for Digital Equipment Corp. in the 1970s until she retired in 1984 to take up permanent residence along with her husband in Sandwich. She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in Sandwich.
Judy leaves her five children, Cathy Grier and husband Jeff; Thomas Grasso; William Grasso; James Grasso and his longtime companion Victoria McGinness; and Jane Grasso. She also leaves her brother Jarred Johnson; her loving grandchildren Jeffrey and Mary Grier, Will and Sabrina Biggins, and Jolie and Jenna Grasso; her many other relatives and friends and the entire Joseph Cassidy family. She was also predeceased by her longtime stepmother Norma (Conway) Wells-Johnson.
A funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday, July 21, at Corpus Christi Church. Burial services were private in Sandwich Town Cemetery on Route 130.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Judy may be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Hospice, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis MA 02601, or at www.capecodhealth.org.