Mary Alice Grillo, 64, passed away April 12, 2022, at Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte Florida.
Mary was born August 31, 1957, in Philadelphia, PA., to Edward and Dorothy Hodgson. She was the loving wife of Samuel A. Grillo for 42 years. Mary and Sam married, June 16, 1979. The two were each other’s lifelong companions and friends. They were blessed with five children: Samuel Jr., Mathew, Jonathan, Nathan and Richard James. Mary loved spending her time with her husband, either in the water on their boat or cruising around town in their Corvette. She especially enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren and supporting them at their sporting events. In Mary’s down time she played Solitaire on her tablet and watched her favorite programs on Animal Planet.
Mary graduated from Pennridge High School in 1976. She attended Upper Bucks County Technical School where she studied in the Nursing Program. At 16 years of age, she began working as a cleaner and eventually transitioned into her passion for nursing, becoming a nurse’s aide. After graduating from the Nursing Program as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Mary was a full time Nurse for Grandview Hospital. After 5 years of service at Grandview Hospital, she moved onto Zohlman Nursing Home for the following 7 years. Mary finished her nursing career as a private nurse where she was loved and admired by all her patients.
Mary is survived by her husband, Samuel Grillo Sr and her children, Samuel Jr. (Cassandra) Grillo, Mathew, Jonathan (Katie Burns) Grillo, Nathan and Richard James; five grandchildren, Sophia, Constance, Dominick, Layla and Delainey; two sisters, Pamela (George) Wilkins and Patricia Miller; two brothers Edward (Joanne) Hodgson and Richard Hodgson; three nieces, Amanda, Riley, and Miranda; two nephews, Eddie, Alex and several cousins.
Mary especially will be remembered for her beautiful personality and fiery spirit that served to strengthen everyone she met. She fought for every day. Mary stood up for what she believed in and for everyone she loved. She was an inspiration to us all with the heart of lion and more lives than one.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 23, at Naugle Funeral and Cremation Service (135 W. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA 18951), from 1:00-2:00 PM. Her funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM. Interment will take place at Sellersville Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, we kindly request that you donate to Last Chance Ranch on Mary’s behalf.
Arrangement have been made by Naugle Funeral and Cremation Services of Quakertown ( 215-536-3343). Please visit www.nauglefcs.com to view her online obituary.
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