Mary A. Grills
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St.
Westerly, RI
Mary A. (Fusaro) Grills, of South Broad Street, Pawcatuck, passed away at South County Hospital on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the age of 95. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. ""Snoopo"" Grills who predeceased her in 1995.
Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine Fusaro.
Mary worked for many years at the Bradford Dyeing Association before her retirement. She enjoyed watching Patriots football, Red Sox baseball, and cooking shows. She was a quiet, caring person who was devoted to her family.
She leaves behind her five children, Joseph Grills, III (Joan) of Newtown, CT, Carol Welch (Joseph) of Windsor Locks, CT, Joanne Satterlee (John) of Ashaway, Marie Grills of Groton CT, Stephen Grills (Susan) of Groton, CT. Mary is also survived by her sister Dorothy Boisclair of Westerly; eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by four siblings, John Fusaro, Frank ""Ningy"" Fusaro, Angelo ""Junie"" Fusaro, and Anna Wolghemuth.
The family would like to thank Senior Resources Agency on Aging, Norwich CT, and staff and caregivers at Companions & Homemakers, Norwich, CT for providing assistance and care.
She will be especially missed by her daughter Joanne who provided her with so much care and love in her final years. She loved each and every one of her cherished grand and great-grandchildren, and took such pride in them
Family will receive visitors at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly on Friday, July 30 from 10-11:30am, immediately followed by a funeral service in the funeral home. Burial will take place at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to South County Hospital in Mary's memory. For online condolences please visit
Published by The Westerly Sun on Jul. 29, 2021.
To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St., Westerly, RI
Funeral services provided by:
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
Sponsored by Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

2 Entries
Grills Family, So sorry to learn of the passing of Mary we both worked at Bradford Dying Association I was the Manager of the Cloth Inspector Department and Mary worked for me. We were good friends and she was a good inspector. Rest in peace Mary you will be in the heart of your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
Pearl Brown
July 30, 2021
Dear Joanne & family, So sorry to read of the passing of your Mom, thoughts & Prayers to you & your family. I remember how you often spoke of her with pride & fondness, Love Carole
Carole Pont
July 29, 2021
Showing 1 - 2 of 2 results