Francis Joseph Grosso Sr, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife, Barbara, of 53 years and his 5 sons. He was born in Newark, NJ and raised in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, NY. Son of Theresa and Dr. Sebastian Grosso, and his loving step-father, Peter Budicin, Frank was a graduate of Mount St. Michaels Academy. The consummate salesman, Frank excelled as a sales executive for many companies including: Remington typewriters, Vydec and Exxon Office Systems. An avid car collector, Frank later turned his hobby Into a profession by buying and selling classic and collectible cars. He was most proud of his five sons, to whom he was unwaveringly dedicated.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara E. (Gildea) Grosso; 5 sons, Francis Joseph Grosso, Jr. and his wife, Tricia Wade of Bel Aire, MD, Robert Vincent Grosso and his wife, Heather Robb of Chatham, Christopher William Grosso and his wife, Laura Stanley also of Chatham, Charles John Grosso of Manasquan and Paul Alexander Grosso also of Manasquan; and 11 grandchildren, Andrew, Benjamin, Christopher, Matthew, Patrick, Ryan, Quinten, Madeline, Finn, Emerson and Jack.
Visiting will be on Thursday, August 21 from 4-8pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35, Wall. A Funeral Mass will be offered 9:30am on Friday, November 22 at St. Mark’s RC Church, 215 Crescent Parkway, Sea Girt. Entombment will follow at St. Anne’s Cemetery, 1610 Allenwood Road, Wall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the CBA Scholarship Fund, 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07730.