Joseph Grasso, 50-year resident of Great Neck and recently Port Washington, passed away at 88 years old on Sept. 28, 2002 at home. After attending Montclair, NJ public schools he went to the University of Tennessee. His WWII combat military service was in the Philippines. He was then transferred to the occupation forces in Japan and subsequently served in the Army Reserves in which time he attended the Command and General Staff College and also attained the rank of Lt. Colonel. He worked for Proctor and Gamble as a top salesman from 1939-1976, retiring at the age of 62. He served in his community and other locals as a member and past president or leader of many organizations including the Army and Navy Club of NYC, the United Community Fund of GN, Board of Trustees of the GN Senior Citizens Center, the GN Memorial Day Parade Committee, the American Legion, the VFW, the Knights of Columbus in which he was Past Grand Knight and a Fourth Degree and the nationwide 25th Infantry Division Association which was his post WWII Army family.
His service as longtime parishioner of St. Aloysius Church in GN included usher and advisory positions. He is survived by his three children, Bruce, Joanne and Janice and his son's family, Gwendolyn, Barton and Andrea. Joseph's wife, Evelyn, passed away six years ago.
The wake was held at Fairchild Sons in Manhasset. Funeral Mass at St. Aloysius RC Church. Burial Oct. 5 at All Saint's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Great Neck.
Eileen "Hazel" Intermesoli, 78, of Port Washington, formerly of Great Neck, died on Oct. 10, 2002. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Intermesoli and Marie Thompson and her son-in-law Jim Thompson. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michelle Klumpp, James Jr., Mike and Scott Thompson, all of Port Washington, and a sister, Violet Shepherd of Florida. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Daniel and her son Glen. Eileen will always be loved and remembered by her family. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Religious service at All Saints Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery.