We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home
Mary Grosso, 72, longtime resident of Oak Park, passed away at home on August 20, 2022. Born on September 3, 1949 in Joliet, Illinois, she spent her childhood all over the world as the daughter of a United States Air Force officer.
A registered nurse, mother, and grandmother, she was insistent on caring for others and spreading kindness wherever she went. She moved to Oak Park with her husband and musical partner, Jim Grosso, in 1974, where she brought joy to many through their musical groups, Thursday’s Child and Northern Skyline. She was a long-time participant in the Farmer’s Market jam circle, and affectionately known to many as “the white-haired lady with the upright bass”.
Mary is preceded by her husband, Jim Grosso; her brothers, Mike and Dave; her parents, George and Kathryn Prodehl (nee Machatka). She is survived by her sons and musical proteges, Gabe, Adam, and Michael; her grandsons, James, Mason, and Dylan; her brothers, Steve, Charlie, and Tom.
Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home 7319 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL. Info. 708-366-2200 or www.ZimmermanHarnett.com.