Agnes D. Grasso (Carmen) was born in Camden on May 15th 1937. She attended Camden Catholic, class of 1955 and later worked a number of years for RCA in Camden. Agnes was a master typist (could type up to 200 words a minute) and in the early days of computer and data storage was a keyer, typing data on large main frame computers. One of the highlights of her life was working on the communications pack for the 1st moon mission, and having top secret clearance on many other projects during the height of the cold war.
In the early 1970's she would open R.D. Data Services and offered companies computer storage. Before the invention of the personal computer, the business flourished and at it's height, Agnes had around 25 full time employees working three shifts continuously. With the invention of the personal computer, by 1984 there was no longer a need for this type of media storage. Agnes went to night school beginning in 1985 all the while continuously working in a secretarial/administrative role and after nine years graduated at Glassboro University (now Rowan) with a BA in Psychology in 1994. Agnes worked for the Camden County Department Of Health for 20 years until her retirement in 2011.
Agnes met her husband Thomas Grasso in 1972 and on April 6th 1974 were married for 46 years until her passing. She is survived by her husband Tom, son Christopher daughter-in-law Dawn, daughter Joann and grandchildren Vincent, Jennifer, Michelina and Dinada.
Agnes was a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan who was a season ticket holder for 26 years, uncommon for a woman in the 1960's. She was able to attend Superbowl XV although disappointed by the teams effort in New Orleans, she did get to witness that allusive championship in 2018. She was also a member of the Sons Of Italy lodge in Mt. Ephraim for many years, 1st serving as secretary and then as president for two terms, from 2004 until 2008. She had a heart for animal rights and rescue, she enjoyed volunteering at St. Peter's after her retirement and was a great Italian cook. She was at her happiest when friends and family were around, which was often.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am, Friday, February 19th at St. Peter RC Church, 43 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville. For more information and condolences please visit www.gaskillbrown.com
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