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Assunta C. Deane, 98

February 07, 2024

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  

Mrs. Assunta C. (Grande) Deane, 98, of North Adams, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at the Life Care Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

She was born in Amato, Italy on January 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Amalia (Scerbo) Grande. She attended schools in North Adams.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who especially loved children. She was a good listener, without judgement, and the best keeper of secrets. Family was important to her, and she especially enjoyed spending time with them in Heath, lovingly known as the camp. Her Italian cooking was everyone’s comfort food.

She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, North Adams.

Her husband, Alfred C. Deane, whom she married on June 22, 1946, died on May 24, 2008.

She is survived by her daughter, Felicia Moran of Waterbury, CT; her son, Stephen Deane of North Adams; her sister Marie Roy of Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren, Stephen Deane, Cierra Andrews and Stephanie Miller who lovingly cared for her grandmother in the last two years of her life; several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her grandson Matthew Deane, by two brothers, Dominic and Pietro Grande and by three sisters, Filomena Demo, Elena Alcaro and Mafalda Musacchio.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 20th at 1:00 P.M. in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. Relatives and friends are invited.

Memorial donations may be made to Brightside for Families and Children, Mercy Medical Center, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 320635, Hartford, CT 06132-9900 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

The PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, is in charge of arrangements.

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Steve and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. May your memories of happy times bring you comfort in the coming days. Love, Moe
from: Maureen Taft Mooreon: 02-26-2024

Steve and family, So sorry to hear. of your Moms passing. May she RIP.
from: Ellen & Craig Millardon: 02-16-2024

To the Deane family, I'm so sorry to hear of Susie's passing. She was a wonderful woman, an even better Grandmother. She will be missed greatly.
from: Kim Cameron on: 02-15-2024

Steve and family, I am so sorry to read of your Mom's passing. May happy memories help you through this difficult time.
from: Diana T Tafton: 02-15-2024

I am so sad to hear of Susie’s passing.. a beautiful mom, friend and woman that will always be remembered for her laughter and sweet smile…
from: Cheryl Lefaveon: 02-15-2024

Steve, I am so sorry for your loss.
from: Pam (Richards) Kidderon: 02-14-2024

Steven so sorry to hear about your mom passing away. I send out my condolences to the whole family. I will keep your mom in prayer.
from: wendy levesqueon: 02-14-2024

I am very sorry for your loss.
Jennie Pierce
from: Jennie Pierceon: 02-14-2024

Steve and family, Many special thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult of times.
Beverly Maynard
from: on: 02-14-2024

Steve and family, I am sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Thoughts are with you and your family.
from: Deb Casuscelli Blanchardon: 02-14-2024

Steve and family

So sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. She was a friendly, kind person. It was a pleasure to know her and your Dad.
from: Pat Bergeron Spragueon: 02-13-2024

My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
from: Erica (Dami) Pecoron: 02-13-2024

Steve & family,
So very sorry to hear of your moms passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
from: Tina Rotolo on: 02-13-2024 is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384
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