Kathie in Ocean City, New Jersey in 2005
Kathleen O'Connor Grasmeder
  • 80 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 14, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 21, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Blessed are the Pure of Heart for they shall see God. - Matthew 5:8
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kathleen Grasmeder, 80, born on December 14, 1933 and passed away on February 21, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Matt Longmire on 3rd January 2017

"Thank You, Kathy, for sharing your heart, your family, and your home with me. I had a very troubled youth. You and your family opened your world to me and left an indelible impression on my life, giving me the confidence in myself to raise an incredible, well adjusted and generous son--the light of my world. Even in your absence, your amazing patience, practical wisdom and calming demeanor righted me through the seemingly insurmountable challenges I faced then and later in life like a keel. More mother to me than my own, albeit a brief time together, you are fondly remembered and sorely missed. God Bless you, Kathleen."

This tribute was added by Carol Lewis on 4th March 2014

"To Mark, and the Grasmeder Family:
I wanted to thank you for allowing me to have been given the privilege to know Mrs. G. I remember the first time I met her; it was at the house near MV High School.  Mark you were having one of your afternoon parties, what a surprise!  I was sitting in the kitchen in one of those Barrel chairs.  I remember people just going to the freezer; taking anything out to eat.  When I told some of them to stop, Mark you said “Oh my P’s won’t mind:” just then Mrs. G walked in the door with the biggest of smiles on her face; she started putting more food into the freezer.  A lot of Mothers might have closed the party down, but not Mrs. G.  She opened her freezer to everyone; just as she always opened her heart.  What impressed me the most is that she would remember what was going on in someone’s life, and she would be able to pick up on how things had progressed since the last time she saw you.  Be it a week, month, or even years.  Showing me what true caring for an individual meant.  Since being a parent  I’ve  often thought of her  when I’ve come home to my daughter, and her visiting friends afternoon parties.  She set a great example for me to learn to know my daughters friends names, and what was going on in their lives, I always try to remember something about them so that I can follow up them the next time we see each other.  Mrs. G was a great role model, and a loving person.  It is and will always be a great loss without her.  I consider myself to have been so very blessed as I was; to have known such a wonderful woman in my life may she rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Mike Eastman on 28th February 2014

"Christine and family,
I did not know your mother, but do know you Christine. If your mom was as nice as you are i am sorry to have missed the opportunity to know her. My mother is still alive at the age of 83 and i know that this day will soon join me. Mothers are special people and i hope that everything tomorrow goes as well as it can for your family. God bless you, your wonderful mom and your entire family"

This tribute was added by Jim Leighton on 26th February 2014

"The greatness of Aunt Kathy is exemplified by the love and unity of her family. I've never met a family where all of the children enjoy each other and like to do things together as my five Grasmeder cousins and their families. We are sorry that we are unable to join them in celebrating their mother's life and heavenly reward this weekend, but will be there in spirit. We love you Aunt Kathy, and thank you for the kindness you have shown to us and our family (except for the time that you did not tell me that there was food on the boat other than beans). We know that in all future Grasmeder family celebrations, your presence will be felt as strong as ever.

With love and fond memories,
Jim & Diane Leighton"

This tribute was added by Donna Burch on 25th February 2014

"Christine, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother.  I have worked with you for over 20 years, and you have always been the nicest, most pleasant and cheerful person I have worked with (not to mention a great realtor).   Not having known your mother, I can only say that she must have been a special person, as she nurtured a beautiful person in you.  My prayers are with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Nick Mangus on 25th February 2014

"I will miss you Mom!! You were a mother-in-law sent from heaven. Your kindness ,compassion and love were seemingly limitless. You have made such an impact on so many lives. Your example now lives in your children and will be passed on to many future generations. I am better person and truly blessed by having you in my life. I love you, Nick"

This tribute was added by John Gualtieri on 25th February 2014

"Although I never had the honor of meeting Mrs. Grasmeder, I have learned much about her life, as shared with me (through the eyes of her daughter, Christine).  The foremost conclusion that I have drawn, is that this woman was deeply loved by all who knew her. What better legacy could any of us have for this lifetime?  I will keep "Kathleen's" family in my thoughts and in my prayers, but as for her -- I am convicted beyond any doubt that she now resides with The Angels. In the words of Rumi -- Please don't cry for her leaving, for she is not leaving; she is returning to Eternal Love..."

This tribute was added by Christine Richardson on 24th February 2014

"We love you and miss you so much, Mommy.  Thank you for being the very best mother anyone could ever hope to have.  The five of us are so blessed to be your children."

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