Barbara J. Grasso, RN
April 19, 1942 - January 28, 2021
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Barbara J. Grasso, RN, 78 of Shrewsbury, passed away on Thursday, January 28. She was born and raised in Long Branch to the late Nicholas and Patricia Grasso in 1942. Barbara graduated from Star of the Sea Academy high school and St. Mary’s Nursing School in Hoboken. She then went on to receive her master’s …
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Diane Van Brunt left a message on April 18, 2021:
Barbara was the sister I never had. We first met in line for registration for MMC nursing school. Thoughout the two years there we became lifelong friends. She was the Godmother to my son Brian. Her sense of humor and friendship carried me through many a time. She is in my heart and memories always. My sincere condolences to her family, especially her sister Marie.
Jerome Van Brunt left a message on April 18, 2021:
Barbara was my son Brian's God mother. Barbara was family to us; she always stopped in Christmas Eve and spent Christmas morning breakfast in Wanamassa with us.. Barbara gave me a necklace of a pig holding the letters MCP for Christmas one year....(male chauvinist Pig). We all got a lot of laughs about that. She was our go to person when the boys were sick as head nurse on Peds. We would stop and visit her at Brandywine on our trips up to NH and back again. May the Lord welcome this Child into his arms. Rip Barb!
Dr. Ronald L. Cohen, M.D. left a message on April 18, 2021:
I first met Barbara many years ago when I was a resident at MMC back in the early 70s. After completing my residency in ObGyn and serving in the Navy, I returned to private practice in Long Branch. Barbara eventually became a patient and we had a doctor-patient relationship until I retired in 2013. She was a great human being and a terrific nurse. We shared a somewhat maudlin sense of humor. She was one of my favorites and I will truly miss her. My heartfelt condolences to her family and may she rest in peace. God Bless.
Patricia Tavarez left a message on February 12, 2021:
My sincere condolences to Barbara’s family. May she Rest In Peace. We were classmates at St Mary Hospital School of Nursing. I remember her happy heart.
Pat Vecchio-Serpineto left a message on February 8, 2021:
Dear Marie and Family, Nicky and Family Our deepest sympathy to everyone. Remembering you in our prayers. Look forward to seeing you at the memorial service in April. With love and peace, The Vecchio Family
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Mike Ippolito left a message on February 3, 2021:
Very sorry to learn of Barbara’s passing. Have good memories of the Grasso family, next door Indiana Avenue neighbors many years ago. Sincere condolences to sister, Marie, and the extended family.
Dr. Ronald L. Cohen, M.D. left a message on February 3, 2021:
I first met Barbara when I was an intern at Monmouth Medical Center back in the day, doing a rotation in Pediatrics. When I finished my residency in ObGyn and eventually went into private practice, she became a patient of mine and remained so for many years. She was a warm, friendly, and smart woman with a great sense of humor. She was an outstanding nurse as well. She will be sorely missed and I wish her family strength and love in dealing with her loss.
Donna Traversa left a message on February 2, 2021:
My deepest sympathy to Barb’s family. I played softball with her for years on the Tigers. We had so much fun. She was a wonderful person. May she Rest In Peace! With deepest sympathy, Donna Traversa
Frani & Tom Picard left a message on February 2, 2021:
RIP, Dear Barbara! You are missed by SOOO MANY, especially by my sister, Joanne...your BFF growing up. I will NEVER forget all the FUN we had growing up on Indiana Ave....the Forts that you & Joanne made across the street & let us "little kids" help and the Halloween's that y'all took us "little kids" Trick-or-Treating with you around the neighborhood & beyond. You were my IDOL & I always wanted to be just like you. I will also miss you Sense of Humor, too!! May GOD bless you & keep you in his HOUSE forever!! ALWAYS, Frani & Tom
Nancy Van Brunt left a message on January 31, 2021:
My deepest sympathy and prayers for my dear friend and teammate. I will always remember our trips to AC where we would have to leave toll money in the car so we could get home. Our many games of Space Invaders until our fingers were numb, but most of all our friendship. RIP Barb
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