Rose G. Grillo, 85, formerly of 86 Main St., Lewis Run, passed away Saturday (March 30, 2013) at Snyder Memorial in Marienville.
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Born Nov. 21, 1927, in Lewis Run, she was a daughter of the late Louis P. and Angeline J. Caruso Granata. On June 11, 1949, in St. Bernard Church, she married Anthony J. Grillo, who died on April 11, 2010.
She was a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School. Rose was employed at Bell of Pennsylvania for 40 years, retiring in 1986. She started as an operator and received numerous promotions, concluding her career as a supervisor.
Mrs. Grillo was a lifetime member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Lewis Run and the Catholic Girls Club. She was also a supporter of many local and regional causes. She was a member and past president of the Pioneer's Club of America. She volunteered at St. Bernard Elementary School and Bradford Central Christian High School.
Her greatest passion was her family and she and her late husband, Tony, attended virtually all of her grandson's events, such as soccer, baseball, basketball, football games, music recitals, class plays and other school events such as food sales.
Rose loved to travel and took numerous trips with family and friends to Europe and to Italy to visit relatives.
She was a great lover of dogs and over a long period of time had three beagles.
Surviving is one son, Stephen (Gail) Grillo of Bradford; two grandsons, Matthew Grillo and John Grillo, both of Denver, Colo.; two nieces, Susan Hamric of Bradford and Kathy Hamric of Lewis Run; a brother-in-law, John (Frances) Grillo of Crystal City, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Theresa (the late Carl) Smith and Sarah (the late Marion) DeLucia, all of Emporium.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Ann Marie (William) Hamric; and a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph (Connie) Grillo.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church with the Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Bradford Area Public Library; or St. Bernard School.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 1 to Apr. 8, 2013