Barbara Grasselena

Obituary of Barbara Grasselena

Barbara Janet Kasch Grasselena., a lifelong area resident, died on August 8, 2021 at Glen Arden Health Care Center, Goshen, New York. She was 97. She was born on May 13, 1924 in Monroe, New York, a daughter of Frank and Vera Klein Kasch. She was a 1941 graduate of Monroe High School. After high school, Mrs. Grasselena was employed by Highland Telephone Company until World War II commenced. During the war, she was a civilian employee of the Department of the Navy in charge of telecommunications at the Naval Officers Convalescent Hospital at Arden House in Harriman, New York. Mrs. Grasselena married her husband, Charles D. Grasselena, in 1951. Together they owned and operated Grasselena's Liquor Store in Chester, New York until Mr. Grasselena's death in 1986 when she retired. In 2004, Mrs. Grasselena moved to Glen Arden Retirement Community in Goshen, New York where she resided until her death. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Warwick, New York. She is survived by two sons; Gary Grasselena and his partner Carol Meyer Anstey of Grahamsville, New York, Gregory Grasselena Thornton and his husband Jeffrey Thornton of Newburgh, New York; one sister, Carole Glasspool of Felton, Delaware; one nephew and several nieces, including Cheri Nosworthy of Middletown, New York. Friends may call from at Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, New York on Monday, August 16, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at St. James' Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Place, Goshen, New York on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Interment of Mrs. Grasselena's cremains will immediately follow at St. Columba's R.C. Cemetery, Chester, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen, 12 Depot Street, Middletown, New York 10940, the Warwick Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 61, Warwick, New York 10990 or Sullivan County SCPA Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 995, Rock Hill, New York 12775. Kindly mention that the donation is made in memory of Mrs. Grasselena. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Glen Arden Health Care Center for their loving care of Mrs. Grasselena during her nine year residence in the Health Care Center
Monday
16
August

Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, August 16, 2021
Donovan Funeral Home, Inc
82 South Church Street
Goshen, New York, United States
Tuesday
17
August

Final Resting Place

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
St Columba Cemetery
 
Chester, New York, United States
Tuesday
17
August

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
St James Episcopal Church
1 St James Place
Goshen, New York, United States
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