Mary V. (Banks) Grassby, age 83

of Ashland

Mary V. (Banks) Grassby, age 83

Ashland, Mary V. (Banks) Grassby, age 83, of Ashland, died peacefully, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, in the comfort of her loving family.

She was born in Quincy, to the late William J. and Anna E. (Cody) Banks. She was raised in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School, Class of 1955. She lived in Ashland for five years, previously in Marlborough for over thirty years, and earlier in Quincy.

Mary began her career as a telephone operator with the former New England Telephone Company in Boston. She then worked as a devoted homemaker. Mary would also work as a medical records coordinator for many years.

Mary was a connoisseur of art. She also enjoyed gardening and beaches.

Beloved wife of the late Roger A. Grassby.

Devoted mother of Maryellen L. Grassby and her husband Kenny Skerry of Florida, Joyce L. Grassby of Ashland, Arthur A. Grassby and his wife Evelyn of Framingham, Irene F. Grassby of Marlborough, and Gerald K. Grassby and Elizabete Pinto of Framingham.

Loving grandmother of two grandsons.

Dear sister of William J. Banks, Jr. of Braintree and James A. Banks of Raynham. She was pre-deceased by Rita A. McCarthy, Ellen Rand, John A. Banks, and Daniel E. Banks.

Mary was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea Street, Quincy, Wednesday, October 16th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment to follow the Mass at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Visiting hours have been omitted.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701.


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  • Mary was a very good sister to all her siblings. She was always available to give you help in any way she could. With love Bill

  • Mom,

    You are the best mother in the world you did so much for me.
    I will miss you dearly.. I have such great memories in growing up and all the special things you did for me. You are truly the best mother a son could have.. love you very very much..

    (Your #2 Son)

  • She was the nicest and sweetest lady

  • Aunt Ginny, Thank you for the kindness you have shown to the world and to me throughout my childhood. I have so many fond memories of visiting Marlborough and having so much fun with the cousins. May you rest in peace and find comfort in the arms of your family in heaven.

  • Mom no words to express the love you gave to me . I have your patience and the great blue eyes. You were there for my bad times and my great times. I will always remember. Love you too much to forget

    Art ( #1 son)

  • Aunt Mary was the most dear, soft, sweet woman. Fondest memories are her love and support to her dear husband, my Uncle Roger, and motherly care and love of her five children. Aunt Mary always saw the bright side of life, regardless of any challenge surely thrown her way. The angels are singing in heaven as she joins our family angels. Bless her and her children.