Nina V. Grazzini
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Gill Brothers Funeral Directors - Richfield/Bloomington
9947 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
Grazzini, Nina V. Of Lakeville, MN, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2008 following a courageous battle with mesothelioma. Preceded in death by parents, Paolo and Teresa Palmitessa; brothers, Vito and Joseph Palmitessa; sister, Mary Bifulk; infants, James Grazzini (son), Steven Dunne (grandson) and Easton Bye (great-grandson). Survived by her loving husband, Albert; children, Thomas (Patricia), Joseph, Mary (Robin) Erickson, Nancy (Jay) Olson, Ann (Butch) Dunne, CLaire (Jon) Tucker, and Sandra (David) Rucki; also survived by 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grand-children whom she loved dearly; sisters, Lorraine Schuweiler and Frances Sportelli. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 28, 2008, 12 noon at CHURCH OF THE RISEN SAVIOR, 1501 Co. Rd. 42 E, Burnsville, MN. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Gathering of friends and family 1 hour prior to Mass. Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Remember me as I was; talking, smiling, laughing. Being with all of you gave me so much happiness. Gill Brothers - Bloomington Chapel 952-888-7771

Published by Pioneer Press on Aug. 24, 2008.
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17 Entries
Dear Mary and Nancy,
Through my association with Kellye I have come to hear and learn so much about your family. Please allow me to express my sympathies for your loss, and wish your family comfort at this time.
Glenn Lundberg
August 28, 2008
Ann & Family, We have learned with sorrow the demise of your beloved Mom. We will keep you in our prayers for the Lord to give you strength to endure the loss. Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
Yunika & Hezekiah Omae
August 28, 2008
To Mary, Nancy, and Alicia~

My heart and healing, loving thoughts go out to you three and all of Nina's family members.
I remember when she and Albert used to come in the Academy when we were on Metro Dr.
If there's anything I can do...
Kellye MacLeod
August 28, 2008
Ann, Butch, Alex, Max, and Ted,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Our family will remember your mom & grandma cheering on the Burnsville hockey team! We know that she is at home with the Lord and how strong her faith was.
Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Mark, Pam, Jenny, and Keith
Pam Rognrud
August 28, 2008
Ann & Butch, Alex, Max and Ted,

We are saddened to learn of your loss. Please find some comfort in knowing that your dear mother & grandmother is now in a better place, free of all pain. She is a part of each of you, and will live on through you all. Treasure your memories of her and know that you are truly blessed to have been surrounded by her love.

With love and sympathy,

Steve, Donna & John
Donna Lennartson
August 27, 2008
Dear Ann, Butch, Alex, Max and Ted,
We are so sorry for the loss of your darling, dear, kind and loving Mom and Grandma. While she was ill for a very long time, she was chipper and cheery every time I saw her -- she had that special twinkle in her eyes that was so sweet. She was loved to the very end and you provided her with the ultimate gifts of care, concern, warmth and comfort. She is now free from the difficulties of this life and you can take much comfort and rest in that assurance. Continue to hold fast to your faith and know you are surrounded by so many who love and care for you as well. We so treasure our friendship of all these years. Please call on us for anything you need in the days and weeks ahead.
Brian & Kris, & Zach
Kristen Howland
August 26, 2008
Tom and all the rest of the family...I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Nina. She is in my memory as a very happy and wonderful person. My thoughts are with you.
Dan Mosher
August 26, 2008
Sandy and family, of course you are in our thoughts and prayers. Memories are best and she gave me plenty to laugh about when we kids were young and full of shenannigans. What a great mother to have. She belived in family and fun.
MARY NYBERG O'LEARY
August 25, 2008
Nancy,
We heard about your Mom passing away, and wanted to extend our sympathies to you and your entire family.We hope knowing that others are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers, somehow helps. Take Care,
Sue and Henry Besser
Sue Besser
August 25, 2008
GRAZZINI FAMILY SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT AUNT NINA SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL OF YOU AND THE PLAMITESSA FAMLIES. SO GLAD I GOT TO SEE HER LAST SEPT.WE KNOW YOUR LOSS AND PAIN. YOUR IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYS. RITA AND DALLAS AND FAMILY.
rita dixon
August 25, 2008
Nina had a special way of lighting up a room, all of us loved her and the family so much. She was a wonderful wife, Mom and especially Grandmother, I know that she so loved her family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Bruce and Sue LaMeyer
August 25, 2008
Sandy and family,
I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Nina was a very kind lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Katie O'Leary
August 25, 2008
Comfort can seem so difficult to find when we loose a loved one to death. The emotions experineced are like no others. Answers to questions such as, why do people die, what happens when a person dies, and is there any hope of ever seeing them again, can be answered using God's Word, the Holy Bible. I would be very happy to assist you and your family to learn the answers to these questions from your own Bible.
Chuck Olson
August 25, 2008
Ann, Butch and the Grazzini families,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.

Molly McGinnis and family
Molly McGinnis
August 25, 2008
We are so saddened at the passing of Nina. We thought the world of her and the whole Grazzini family. It meant alot to us that Nina and the family were at my dads funeral last October. We so very much wanted to be at her service. But sadly, because of a death in our family we are unable to be there. You have our deepest sympathy. Nancy and Charlene Suneson
Nancy Suneson
August 24, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Bernard Jr. & Gloria Schuweiler
August 24, 2008
Nina brought so much happiness to me and my children. She was the most loving mother-in-law to me for 24 years and continued to be a wonderful friend until the end. I have so many wonderful memories of cooking, laughing and sharing practical jokes back and forth with eachother. I loved her very much. She was my rock and my strength when I most needed it the most and I will never forget her smiling face and her big heart. I will miss you Nina.

Patty McIntyre
Patty Jean McIntyre
August 24, 2008
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