Joyce N. “Nonnie” Grassi

Joyce N. “Nonnie” Grassi, 91, of Marion, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 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 & 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 W. Wareham; 22 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, the late Terri Lee Grassi, her late step-son, Edward N. Grassi and her step-daughter, the late Gloria Heap.

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday, Jan. 27th at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham from 2 – 5 PM. 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 on-line at

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