Julia Angela Moretti Grosjean

Birth Date: 
Sunday, July 19, 1925
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

WOOSTER – Julia Angela Moretti Grosjean, 94, of Wooster passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Julia was born July 19, 1925 in Wooster the daughter of Archangelo and Rosina DiScipio Moretti.  Julia was born into a family of nine girls and three boys.  She always said, “we didn’t have a lot of money growing up, but we always had plenty of food on the table and lots of love to go around”.

Julia graduated from Wooster High School in 1943.  Her masterpiece of art was drawing the cover design for her annual yearbook which was so nearly perfect it needed no revision.

She married Everal Dean Grosjean on June 17, 1944.  He preceded her in death on July 10, 1992.  During their 48 year marriage they enjoyed traveling, golfing, playing cards and tending to their many businesses including The Depot Inn, Dino’s Drive Thru and their many rental properties which kept the whole family involved.

Julia led an active and vibrant life and was involved in many clubs, groups and associations.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where she sang in the church choir, Widows, Widowers and Friends, Board of Elections, Kidney Foundation, Friendtique volunteer, Church Mission Group, Pearl Harbor Survivors, an avid golfer for many years, enjoyed lunching with friends and playing Saturday night poker with her family, Lamplighters Lodge member, she was most notably an excellent seamstress and upholsterer and passionate about politics wanting the best for the country she loved.

During WWII Julia worked at Acme Engineering and made cones for parachute flares.  She then worked at Brenner Brothers in the boy’s department for many years.  During her high school days, she worked at the Shack aka “Sugar Bowl” near the College on E. Pine Street.  She had also worked at Cedar Valley Distillery putting cello seals and labels on bottles.

Surviving are her children Bonita (Jerry) Fann of Waverly, Kansas, Sandra (Guy Clark) Mead of Bonita Springs, Florida, Bryan Grosjean, Mikki (Tom) Green, LuAnn Bonewitz and Amy (Jeff) Dies all of Wooster; grandchildren Andrew Fann of Lawrence, Kansas, Bridey (B.J.) Hayes of Sioux City, Iowa, Jennifer Fann of Dallas, Texas, Gene (Erin) Hutchins of Wooster, Sara Green of Cincinnati, Shane (Alyssa) Green of Wooster, Christa (John) Siladie of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Justin Nydegger of Wooster; great-grandchildren Avery, Carter, Harper Hayes, Adrian, Preston, Kellen, Mason Siladie and Vivian Nydegger; brothers and sisters-in-law Ray Rose, Roberta “Bobbi” Moretti, Jim Blough, Neill Culbertson and dear friend Jack Mead.

In addition to her husband, E. Dean, she was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Rudy Moretti, Celia DeCaro, Florence Rose, Lillian Massaro, Raymond Moretti, Dorothy Blough, Jean Culbertson, Vilma Marcovechio, Elsie Cosentino, Mary Rose and Donald Moretti and her loving and faithful companion until his death in 2009 Joseph Palermo.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2-4:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 1:15 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Rev. Stephen Moran as celebrant.  Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 2831 Prospect Ave., East, Cleveland, OH 44115.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd.,  Wooster, OH 44691 or the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 2831 Prospect Ave., East, Cleveland, OH 44115

Visitation: 

Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2-4:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 1:15 P.M.

Service: 

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church

Condolences

To all of Julia's family, I am so sorry to hear of Julia's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had the pleasure of getting to know Julia first when I golfed with her, then later as my late husband and I developed a wonderful friendship with Jeff and Amy. Again, I am so sorry

Sandy, Amy and family-
Our sincere condolences for the loss of your mom.
We are so very sorry and send prayers to you all.
Don and Jennifer Finnegan

Buzzy, Sandy and family so sorry for your loss.
I always enjoyed visiting with your mother when she would
come shopping in Drug Mart. She was a very special lady.

To Mikki and Julia's entire family, you have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one. I smile when I think of her teaching me the ins and outs of making a good pizza at Dino's. She was the light of any room she was in. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and may God comfort you and your family through it all.

Sandra, your mother was a sweet, vibrant and kind person. So many of her siblings and your siblings I interacted with at church, school and on my paper route. Sandra, my classmate, I am so sorry for your family's loss. God bless your family. Heaven's choir has another member.

To the entire Moretti Family Survivors~ My deepest sympathies for the passing of Julia Grosjean and her sister. I have known so many of the Moretti family members and they were the sweetest people ever. You all have been blessed to have been born into this exceptional family, and I have been blessed to have spent wonderful times with many members. Julia was a energetic personality, and I always enjoyed running into her whenever I did. May you all treasure your times together in the future. Sincere Best Wishes and Sympathy

Our condolences go out to the entire family. Losing Julia is especially sad for our family. Your mom and dad were such good friends to my mom and dad and we enjoyed lots of good times on Sherburne Court. Your mom was full of sunshine and always had this cute smile on her face, like the one in her picture whenever I ran into her around town. Even when she was not feeling well herself she would call my mom and talk to her and check on her. Your family is blessed to have had her part of your lives and all those memories that you were able to create over the years will make you smile in the days ahead when you miss her.
Its sad that one of the last greats, from the old gang is now gone. Our sympathy goes out to you all with the passing of your aunt also.
I will be out of town and not able to attend the calling hours or funeral but know that we are there in thought and prayer.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Prayers for you and your family. She was a beautiful, wonderful lady. Always had a smile and hug for you. We are so glad we got to see her this summer in church. God bless you all. She will be missed.

On behalf of the entire Wooster Country Club, we are so sorry for your loss. Julia will be missed. We are thinking of the entire family at this time, especially Amy and Jeff. Our deepest sympathies for you.

For my dear friend Sandy & her family. We are so sad to hear about your Mother and want to offer our sympathy to you and your family. You were blessed to have her for so many years. I always felt lucky to have my Mom for so long. We will never get over them leaving but we learn to remember the good times and know that we will see them again.

To Julia's family - I loved this little lady - she was special. She loved to go dancing with me and did do some wiggling on the dance floor when she was close to 90...everyone loved to watch her. I will miss our trips for pizza and salad at East of Chicago. I miss her phone calls and I miss her. Condolences to her family - mother's are never replaceable!

Our hearts go out to your family in this season of loss. May all the fond memories of Julia’s long life overshadow any sadness. For the LORD your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”"
- ‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I'm so sorry to hear your Mom passed away. I'm thinking of you during this time of sweet sorrow. Your friend, Roxann

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