Albert James Grossi

Albert J. Grossi passed away peacefully on December 6, 2013, the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Albert was born March 10, 1919, to Francesco Grossi and Constanza Pelli, in Utica, NY.  He was the youngest of 5 children, John, Joseph, Catherine, and Susan.
Albert married the love of his life, Marguerite Eleanor Aceto, on August 26, 1943, a union that lasted 55 years, until her death in 1997.  Survived by his children Kathleen Anne Halford, Frank (Susan) Grossi, and Albert Jr.; grandchildren Frank Grossi Jr.(Belinda), Melissa Laurel and Anthony (Robyn) Pinto, Aleadra and Azure Grossi; great-grandchildren Mitchel, Sydney and Isabelle Smith, Gianna and Sophia Grossi, and Anthony Pinto III.
Albert lived an amazing, long life.  As a young man, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, sending money home to his parents.  He then enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery and did a tour of duty in the Army Air Corps, stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI.  He was a gas station owner, master mechanic and Quality Control Engineer for Univac. After retirement, he worked part-time alongside his wife at The Brides' Shop, which they purchased from the original owners.
He was a top-notch Italian cook and pastry chef, avid hunter, skier, and jack-of-all-trades. Many life lessons were taught as he set the bar high, a true character who touched the hearts of many. Those who knew him well saw him as a determined man stopped by nothing. Loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend, he has gone to reunite with his wife Marguerite, and grand-daughter Michelle Pinto.  
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon on January 11, 2014, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 Spring Lane, Salt Lake City, with a visitation beginning at 11 am. Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and T Street, Salt Lake City.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the . Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 22, 2013