Jesse is the son of Jesse Richard Grande and Susannah Byers; he was preceded in death by his father, uncle & nino Chris Grande, and grandfather Jesus Grande. Survivors include: daughter Faye, Gilbert, AZ; mother Susannah (Bob), Peoria, AZ; sister Lauren (Mark) St. Paul, MN; niece Alexandra, St. Paul, MN; sister Emily, Chula Vista, CA; grandma Josie Lentz, Sun City, CA; aunt & nina Cindi, Sun City, CA; grandma Rachel (Tony), St. David, AZ; tata Julian (Molly) Glendale, AZ; aunt Stephanie (Randy), St. David, AZ; uncle & nino Steve, Tucson, AZ; cousins Marcus, Phoenix, AZ, Ross (Rachel) Tucson, AZ, Christina (Tarah) Colorado Springs, CO, Sabrina (Alex) Phoenix, AZ, Samantha, Phoenix, AZ; Amber, Menifee, CA; Joseph, Sun City, CA, Emerald, Phoenix, AZ; Chris Sun City, CA
Jesse grew up in Arizona close to his sister and cousins, he loved the family trips to the “River” near the Colorado river in Cibola, AZ where he enjoyed the water and desert off-roading. His passion was music and he wrote songs. He taught himself to play the guitar early in high school and has played consistently throughout the years in bands and with friends.
As an adult, Jesse decided to live in Colorado and became a bartender while living in Ft. Collins. He moved to Denver and began working in the downtown theatre district, then in other elegant settings. He had a close cadre of friends in Denver who he considered family. With his friends, he enjoyed watching the local Denver sports teams and spending time together.
JJ, you are forever in our hearts and memories and are truly loved. May the Divine Light of your soul reach the heavens.
Friday, March 12, 2021 a Viewing and Rosary will be held at Whitney & Murphy 4800 E. Indian School, Phoenix from 3:00 -6:00pm, with max attendance 50 people.
Saturday, March 13, 2021 a Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary’s Basilica, 231 N 3rd Street , Phoenix at 10:00 am, with max attendance 100 people.
Mass will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/SMBasilica