The Hammonton Gazette
Anthony J. Grasso Sr.
Anthony “Tony” J. Grasso Sr., 93, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Tony was born in Elm, N.J. on March 13, 1928 where he was a lifelong resident. Tony was the son of Carmen and Anna (DiMeglio) Grasso. From a young age, Tony worked on the family peach farm which was established in 1911. He was actively involved until his passing. The Bluebird Farm legacy continues today with his son, Anthony Grasso Jr. and grandsons. In his younger years, he was an integral part of establishing the Elm Fire Company where he volunteered as a firefighter. Some of Tony’s fondest memories were of his trips to Ischia, Italy with his wife, Joan. Tony’s faith and family were by far the most important part of his life.
Tony is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joan E. (nee Gallagher); son, Anthony Jr. (Lori); daughters, Diane Falconiero (James) and Lisa Falasca (Dan). He’s the loving grandfather to Robert Maccarella (Nikki), Anthony Grasso III (Dana), Danny Falasca (Julia), Nicholas Grasso (Summer) and Morgan Falasca; great-grandfather to Travis and Benjamin Grasso, Russell Grasso and Charlotte Falasca.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish St. Anthony of Padua Church, Hammonton, N.J. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Church Hall adjacent to the church prior to Mass. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Hammonton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s memory can be made to the Elm Volunteer Fire Co., 569 Rt. 30, Elm, NJ 08037.
Arrangements made by Landolfi Funeral Home.