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Kathryn J. (Hood) Grassey, 52

    If you are reading this it means I have gone to be with my mom and dad Carole Brophy Hood and James Hood along with countless others of my family who have gone before me. Oh me? I am Kathryn Hood Grassey, and I died of brain cancer on December 8, 2020 after what my husband of 24 years George Grassey, and my amazing daughters Lydia and Molly would say was a tough fight and a long road, especially with the pandemic hindering my access to the world. Bucks County, Pennsylvania is where I was born on December 19, 1967. Shortly after my birth I was adopted by my mom and dad and went to live with them and my older sister Theresa Hood Dupree of Muskogee, Oklahoma. I had fabulous parents, and a sister, who loved and cared for me in so many ways, and I them. After graduating from Holliston High School in 1985 I worked in the jewelry industry and in property management, and I owned a painting company named Fat Bottom Girls for many years. I have lived in many places around the U.S. from Philadelphia and Chicago to Florida and California. I met my husband George in 1993 and we married in 1996. We bought our house and moved to Hopedale, Massachusetts in 1998 to raise our daughters, Lydia and Molly who are two fantastic young women who I have cherished, loved and been proud of everyday.

    My life has been beautiful, with the usual ups and downs and twists and turns that each of us face, surrounded by family and friends who I am sad to leave behind. I was predeceased by my parents, aunts and uncles and in-laws; Marylou & Francis O’Neill, Joan & Donald Brophy, my father-in-law Francis Grassey, and my brother-in-law Paul Grassey. There are so many family members that I leave behind: my godmother, my mother-in-law, a couple brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and many wonderful and loving cousins, who I was lucky to grow up with, far too many to name.

    Brain cancer was not on any of the to-do lists in my life, but we do not always get to choose our path or our ending. However, looking back over my life, since my diagnosis, I can honestly say I was loved, had much fun with family and friends and enjoyed many of my days. I will miss each of those whose paths I crossed, either for months, years, or a lifetime. My life has been full of people and adventures that I have been grateful to experience. I have gone with the knowledge that many people loved me and will miss me. I know that I have been touched by so many and that you will continue to care for and love each other. When you think of me think of the many memories we made together because those memories brought me joy!

    Calling hours will be held Monday December 14, 2020 from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water Street, Milford, MA.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rockland Trust College Fund for Lydia Grassey and Molly Grassey 300 East Main St. Milford Ma 01757

Guest Book

I love you, Kathy. I saw you as a mother and will miss you forever.
Nicholas Seale

I never met you, Katherine.... but George and I started iur friendship in the 80's, the greatest generation ever. I havne't seen him in a generation, but love him like a brother. And you by proxy. I'm sorry George and your girls to have go thru this. I'll be praying for them daily. Your Obiy was awesome.
Scott Bowen

Although I only got to know you for a short time it was long enough for me to see a few things about you. That you were a kind,generous person. A good friend,wife and mother. You possessed those good traits that we all strive for in abundance. Once again I'm left with one thought when someone like you passes, the world is now less than it was with you in it.
George Willis

I am so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. We worked together at Belden Jewelers back in the 90’s. She was such a kind soul with a big heart. We shared a lot of laughs back then and I’ll treasure those times. My condolences to her family and friends
Tiffany Panczyk

You will never be forgotten and you will be forever missed Kathy! May you Rest in Peace 🙏❤
The Reed Family

I love you Kathy. I hope to wander thru heaven with you when I get called. Til then may God heal, bless, and restore all those who stood by you in the battle. Undoubtedly the enemy (cancer) was vicious but how blessed were you with human angels to surround you. 💜 Godmother
Ginny Levitt

I love you Kathy. I hope to wander thru heaven with you when I get called. Til then may God heal, bless, and restore all those who stood by you in the battle. Undoubtedly the enemy (cancer) was vicious but how blessed were you with human angels to surround you. 💜 Godmother
Ginny Levitt

Dear George and family, The girls and I just heard the news of Kathy's passing. We are so very sorry for your loss. In the short time that we knew Kathy, she was always smiling. We will always remember that smile. May God bless you and your family . The Jacobsen Family Sue, Stephanie and Jessica Vasconcelos
Sue Jacobsen

The best legacy of your life are the girls you leave behind. Having known them most of their lives and watching them grow and seeing how they handled this past year, you should be very proud! Trust that you have prepared them well for whatever lies ahead. Thinking of you brings smiles, not sadness. Love and miss you
Paulette Roy

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