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George Anthony Grossi 10/15/1920 - 5/17/2014 George Anthony Grossi passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the presence of Mary Grossi, his wife of 67 years and all of their children. George was born on October 15, 1920, the youngest of 11 children born to Domenico and Teresa Grossi who emigrated to Marin County in the mid-1890's, each of them from a small village in the Canton of Ticino in Switzerland. George grew up on his parent's "Home Ranch" on Novato Boulevard, west of town. As a young man, one of George's jobs was delivering milk in cans to the Presidio in San Francisco during and after World War II. When he returned with his truck to his Novato ranch, he would quickly change his clothes and drive to Cotati, where dances were often held. It was at one of these Cotati dances that He met petite Mary Halter of Penngrove. They were married on December 28, 1946. They made their home on his Novato ranch, where they raised their three children together. He was a devoted husband and father that valued his family above all else. George was also a dedicated dairy farmer and active member of the Marin County agriculture community throughout his life. He was honored in 2006, along with his brother Jim, as a lifetime member of the Marin County Farm Bureau. George was Blessed to live 93+ joyful years near his family and loved ones. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and just walking (He never used the word hiking) on his beloved land. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son George D. (Annette) Grossi; daughter Carol (Rich) Ryan; daughter Shirley (Robin) Nosecchi; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his siblings, Eda Spaletta, Domingo Grossi, Elsie Grossi, Lilly McWhorter, James Grossi, Henry Grossi, Virginia Gallagher, Mary Rogers, Alfred Grossi, and Helen Bianchi. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 22nd from 5:00PM-8:00PM at Keaton's Redwood Chapel in Novato followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church on Friday, May 23rd at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to . Arrangements entrusted to Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin
Published in Marin Independent Journal on May 21, 2014
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