Arego A. “Rick” Grassi, 88

Apr 21, 2020

Arego A. “Rick” Grassi, 88, of Marion passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday April 15, 2020.

Born and raised in Wareham, the son of the late Arego and Eva (Braley) Grassi, he lived in Marion for most of his life.

Mr. Grassi was noted for his quality craftsmanship during his career as a carpenter. An avid golfer, he was a member of Little Harbor Country Club. He achieved an amazing seven holes-in-one throughout the years. The peacefulness of working on the cranberry bogs, his knowledge of football, and watching the New England Patriots were all moments that he enjoyed immensely. He also enjoyed reading.

During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betsy (Dorr) Grassi; his son Alan Grassi and his wife Mary; his son-in-law, Michael Thompson; his siblings, Betty Chapman and Donald Grassi; his grandchildren, Kelly and Alan; his great-grandchildren, Kaidence, Kylie, and Hunter; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Stephanie Thompson and his sister, Doris Fisher.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, a memorial service will be held at a later date and he will be laid to rest at Point Road Memorial Forest. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Nurse Home Care or the Elizabeth Taber Library. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit