Rae Grasso was born May 10, 1929, to Amalia and Florence Grasso in Ossining, NY.
She is predeceased by her only child, her daughter, Karen Andrews and two brothers.
She leaves behind a sister, sister-in-law, son-in-law, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She spent her adult life in Voluntown, CT, where she worked in insurance and later as a nurse before retiring from the York Correctional Institution.
More notable are her contributions. Her love of nature and animals compelled her to donate the majority of her time and resources to conservation.
After retirement, she relocated to Mena, AR, where she continued her volunteer work and education, becoming a master gardener. She was proud to be a part of as well as loved and cared for by that community.
She passed October 27, 2022, in Hot Springs, AR