Christine Grasso, 73, wife of Steven J. Grasso, passed away on July 20, 2021 at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford.
Born August 14, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (nee Sullivan) Zbyrowski.
Christine married Steven September 19, 1995 and made their home in Melrose for nearly 24 years.
Christine loved nature, was deeply spiritual, and a hard-working housewife with a background in floral design after receiving training in the early 70s. Her talents included landscaping, flower gardening and houseplants, painting, sewing, decorating, floral arranging, macramé, and an advanced knowledge of herbs and herbal remedies.
Christine was baptized into the Jehovah Witness faith in 1983. This began her 38 years in faithful service. She made many friends and found real joy in her loyal service to Jehovah.
Born and raised on a farm in southern Rhode Island, she grew up always in nature surrounded by her large, extended family.
Christine was known for her caring nature, beautiful blue eyes, sense of humor, strong morals, and for her love of God and others. She has helped a lot of people in her life, taking in battered women, feeding the less fortunate, and providing support and encouragement to women in need. She loved animals and frequently rescued them. At one time, she had 3 cats, 3 dogs, and a parakeet. Her pets survived often into their 20s because of her advanced knowledge of herbs and how to treat animals with plant-based remedies. She was likewise dedicated to always caring for herself first through herbs, nutrition, chiropractic care, and other alternative methods which she began studying intensively in the early 70s.
Christine is survived by her only child, Holly Becker, and her grandson Aidan Becker, in Hannover, Germany and her brother Dr. James Wallquist and his family in Boca Raton, Florida.
Christine’s sister, Patricia Perra of Maine, predeceased her.
Christine’s family would like to thank the staff at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford with a special thanks to her Hospice Care Nurse, Jeanine, for making her final weeks comfortable as she lost her battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
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