Anthony J. “Pop” Grosso, 93, of Jackson passed away at home on Friday, August 12, 2022. He was born and raised in Jersey City where he remained until he settled in Freehold 20 years ago. Anthony honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War and later went to work as a technician at Western Union Telegraph until he retired in 1985. Pop then worked for the Jersey City Court System for Judge DePasquale. He was a member of the Italian American Club in Bayonne and the Regency Memory Care Club in Toms River. Pop was a wonderful father and grandfather who loved to dance and play the drums and watch John Wayne but more than anything Pop loved being around his family.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Marlene Grosso in 1984; son-in-law, Joseph Sernio in 2002; sister, Bernadette Wentz; and brother, Michael Grosso. Anthony is survived by daughters, Toni Sernio of Jackson, Jane Grosso and her husband, Paul Melichar of Jackson, and Patricia Lasquinha and her husband, Carl of Howell; son, Jimmy Grosso and his wife, Sandy of Jackson; seven grandchildren, Joseph Sernio Jr., Nicole Holmes, Kayla Sernio, Sydney Lasquinla, Brandon Grosso, Anthony Grosso, and Joseph Grosso; four great grandchildren, Kelsey, Declan, Hailey, Brinley; and sister, Maryanne Lord.
All arrangements are private and under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Anthony’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New Yor, NY 10001. To leave condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com