Assunta (Grasso) D’Ambra


Assunta (Grasso) D’Ambra, 94 of Warwick passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family in a room full of love on January 21, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Americo D’Ambra. He was the love of her life.

Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late Chiara Grasso (Melino) and the late Rocco Grasso. Assunta, or Sue as she was called, was an Administrative Assistant at D’Ambra Construction for many years. Prior to that she was employed by the Warwick School Department as a lunch aid and for ARA Food services. In her younger years she worked in the Plumbing Department at City Hall Hardware in Providence. Her greatest job was that of raising her family whom she loved endlessly.

She was the loving mother of Michael V. D’Ambra, (Patricia) of South Kingstown, John A. D’Ambra, (Janet) of Johnston, the late Mary Linda D’Ambra, Jerry A. D’Ambra Sr. Of Warwick, and Lisa A. D’Ambra of Warwick. She was a loving grandmother to 12 grandchildren: Michael D’Ambra, Mary Ann D’Ambra, Cindy D’Ambra, Robert D’Ambra, Jeffrey D’Ambra, Melinda D’Ambra, McKayla D’Ambra, Jerry D’Ambra Jr., David D’Ambra, Daria D’Ambra, Holly Fricker and Brian Burk. She also leaves 17 great-grandchildren: Michael A. D’Ambra, Joseph D’Ambra, Donald D’Ambra, Jane D’Ambra, Alexandra D’Ambra, Johnny Carraturo, Joshua D’Ambra, Isabella D’Ambra, Robert D’Ambra, Jordan D’Ambra, Jaykob D’Ambra, Morgan D’Ambra, Emersynn Bosart, Felicity Fricker, Lanse Burk, and Myah and Mason Cabral. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Marie Restivo, Antonetta Grasso, and Rose Landry, her brothers, Costanzo (Gus) Grasso, Santo Grasso, Saverio (Sam), Grasso, Anthony Grasso, and John Grasso.

As much as we are saddened by her loss, we know she is dancing with her husband who she has missed for 43 years.

We were able to keep her home because she had best caregivers. Thank you Rosa, Theresa, Kayleigh and Michelle. Thank you also to her nurse, Megan of Continuum. All of you did the work of God helping to keep her healthy and at the end keeping her comfortable. You will forever be in our hearts and family, please know that Sue loved you all very much. Sue touched everyone’s life in a positive way, her gentle smiles and laughs and hugs will never be forgotten and will be missed tremendously.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Ghost Church, 1 Knight St., Providence, (seating will be limited, social distancing and masks required). Burial will be private.

A Memorial Mass for her will take place once COVID attendance restrictions are lifted and the date will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Rhode Island Brain and Spine Tumor Foundation, 118 Dudley Street, Providence RI 02905. Visit for online condolences.