The love and laughter of Josephine M. (Grassa) Parsons, age 93, left us on May 22, 2009. She died peacefully at Quincy Medical Center and is formerly of Dorchester, North Quincy and Braintree.
She was born in Roxbury to the late Gaspar and Mary Grassa. Beloved wife of the late Carleton Parsons. Devoted mother of Carl Parsons and his wife Diana of East Bridgewater, Shirley MacLaughlin, Carolyn and her husband Larry Silva and Deanna and her husband David Graves all of CA. Loving sister of the late Joseph Grassa, Nicolas Grassa, Vinnie Burns and Gloria English Sullivan. Cherished grandmother of Alyssa, April and Olivia Parsons, Christine Nathan, Susan, Scott and James MacLaughlin, KelliAnn Vickory, Christiane Graves, Janelle Hiers, Jennifer Mason, Brian Graves, Jennifer Sena and Janelle Heinrich. Great Grandmother of Sarah MacLaughlin, Michael Day, Nathan and Vanessa Graves, Madison and Jaden Hiers, Jessica and Jimmy MacLaughlin, Jamica McEachron, Miette, Adria and Ezra Mason, Ava Mae Graves, Jacob and Andrew Heinrich.
Josephine was a very sweet, caring, warm, kind, nurturing and thoughtful person who loved to laugh and was a joy to be around. You could always count on her for an uplifting, encouraging word. She had a smile that would light up a room. She had a beautiful positive outlook on life, she never seemed to worry, she trusted and obeyed God's commands to love Him and others. One of her most familiar sayings was "What are Ya gonna do?" Most importantly, she was a homemaker who loved her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved to help people all through her life and blessed the lives of those she touched.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Life Celebration Service in Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, Saturday June 6, 2009 at 9:15 AM.
Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, N. Quincy at 10:00 AM.
Visiting hours Friday, June 5, 2009 from 4- 8 PM.
Burial in Braintree Cemetery, Braintree.
Family gives special thanks to each one at Hancock Park Rehab & Nursing Home for their loving care.