Services are Monday* for Olga M. Grassi, who died Wednesday* in Santa Cruz. She was 81.
Mrs. Grassi was born in Firebaugh. She had lived in Santa Cruz for more than 80 years.
Mrs. Grassi graduated from Holy Cross High School. She worked in the grocery business and as a secretary for an electric lighting firm.
Mrs. Grassi enjoyed collecting Mexican dishes and country chickens. She also enjoyed the ocean and reading and writing. She had several articles published in Ocean Life Magazine and other publications.
Mrs. Grassi was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Mended Hearts Club and the Seabright Association.
She is survived by sons Michael Grassi, Joseph Grassi and Steven Grassi, all of Santa Cruz; daughters Diane Grassi of Santa Cruz, Michele Wynn of Waterford and Jennifer Devine of Santa Cruz; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Joseph Grassi, died in 1987.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel.
Contributions are preferred to a charity of the donor’s choice.
pub. October 5, 2001
*Monday was October 8, 2001, Wednesday, the day of her passing, was October 3rd.