An Obituary: Mary C. Grandinetti

August 16, 2023

Mary Catherine Cook Grandinetti, 95, born on Aug. 24, 1927, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2023, surrounded by her adoring family.

She will be missed by her two daughters, Frances Grandinetti and Ann Marie (Walter) Luby as well as two grandchildren, Jessica (Masio) Dotson and Jason Luby, and four great grandchildren, Masio, Jr., Alijah, and Jeremiah Dotson and Rayanne Luby.

Mary is predeceased by her mother Frances Cook, Aunt Josephine Palumbo, husband Frank Grandinetti, sister Eleanor Cook and her little dog Malcolm, 19, who preceded her in death by only one day.

Appropriately nicknamed Lovie, she was a beautiful person inside and out. Lovie always had a smile on her face that lit up the room. Endearingly mischievous, she had a great sense of humor. She loved to laugh and was delighted when others laughed with her.

Mary loved to sing and dance. She attended a junior prom with her great-grandson at age 90. Her other great-grandson was serenaded with songs from WW2 after he enlisted in the Army.

Mary Catherine Cook Grandinetti

Mary was a homemaker prior to working for 23 years at Millipore Corporation; retiring in 1990. She then went on to attend to the needs of a well-known Boston area family. When she truly retired, she spent her days cooking meals for her dog Malcolm, reading novels and figuring out difficult crossword puzzles.

She faithfully watched Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy outwitting the contestants by yelling out the answers before they hit the buzzer. She enjoyed telling people she was 95, never colored her still-brown hair and had all of her own teeth.

She was the most selfless mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that any child could ask for. Mary sacrificed and lived modestly for the purpose of ensuring that she was able to accommodate any need that arose. She always provided support and love for her family. 

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, Lovie would say “Put your money in the bank!”

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