Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
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.
Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 2831 Prospect Ave., East, Cleveland, OH 44115
Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2-4:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 1:15 P.M.
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church