Mary Menotti Grassi

Mary Menotti Grassi

Mary Agnes Menotti Grassi, 90, of Lake Village died on May 31, 2015 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village.

Mrs. Grassi married Johnny E Grassi in 1948, and helped Mr. Grassi operate Johnny’s Food Bank for more than 60 years. She was employed by St. Mary Catholic School as the cook. She enjoyed cooking for the children, faculty and her family. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Village Ladys Altar Society and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

She was born on March 12, 1925 at Pine Bluff and was the daughter of the late Alexander and the late Albina (Cingolani) Menotti.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny E. Grassi; two sisters, Angie Menotti Cirili and Virgina Menotti Rocconi; four brothers, Mike Menotti, Chester Menotti, Johnny Menotti, and Fred Menotti.

She is survived by one daughter, Pat Grassi Douglas and husband, Larry, of Lake Village; two sons: John Rodney Grassi of Lake Village, David Lamar Grassi and wife, Carol, of Warren; a sister, Hazel Menotti Turchi of Pine Bluff; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation is June 2 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on June 3 at noon at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Village, with Father Theopilus Okpara as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Isidore Cemetery under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Memorials may be made to:

St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place,Memphis, TN 38105

Arkansas Childrens Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church 314 S. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Village, Arkansas.