Our beloved mother and grandmother, Edith Grasso, 88, was called to heaven by our Father on December 10, 2008. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Tony on December 5, 1977. She was such a blessing to all of us with her love, compassion, caring and courage that she lived her life by and will be missed by her family and many friends she made along her life’s journey. Edith is survived by her son Anthony Grasso, Jr., daughters Susanne Williams and Janet Backers, granddaughters Michelle and Cristina Backers, son-in-law Robert Williams, daughter-in-law Nancy Grasso, sisters Carmella Christino, Elvira Orso, Gilda Vodek, sister-in-law Connie Grasso and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30am, Monday, December 15, 2008 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ. Interment will be at 1:30pm at Holy Hope Cemetery, Oracle and Prince Road in Tucson, AZ. We will cherish all of the memories we have made with her during her life here on earth.