Francesco "Frank" Grosso

Obituary of Francesco "Frank" Grosso

Grosso, Francesco "Frank" - Peacefully, and with grace and dignity surrounded by his family, Frank's courageous battle with ALS came to an end in his 53rd year on May 2, 2018. Beloved husband and cherished partner of Catherine. Proud and loving father of Matthew and Olivia. Forever treasured by his loving and devoted mother, Franca Grosso, and father, Gino Grosso. Lovingly remembered son-in-law of Marilyn and Bryan Ross. Frank will be sadly missed by the extended Ross family, his aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends and colleagues.

Frank was highly regarded for his many professional achievements. A tireless advocate for special needs adults, Frank served humbly and with compassion at the Meta Centre for over 28 years, most recently as Director of Operations.

Frank's lifetime love of music was evident both on stage and off. An admired fixture in the tribute music scene, Frank fronted Mama Kin (Aerosmith) for over 20 years. Through the kindness of special friends, Frank had the opportunity to meet Steven Tyler who proved to be very gracious and compassionate.

Frank's most prized achievements are his children. His pride and love for them is eternal and they will take great comfort in the words he shared with them on his last day and the many precious memories held in their hearts.

Frank was a genuine, true friend to everyone he met. His charisma, quick wit and infectious smile drew you to him and kept you close. Even though the disease robbed him of his voice and movement, he was an inspiration to all. The constant stream of visitors both at home and his extended home in Georgetown Hospital was a testament to this and brought us great comfort.

Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Avenue, Georgetown (905) 877-3631 on Monday, May 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 14400 Argyll Road, Georgetown on Tuesday May 8 at 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, memory donations may be made to the Meta Centre or the ALS Society. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the many nurses and staff in the Complex Continuing Care wing at Georgetown Hospital for their support and compassionate care. To send expressions of sympathy, visit