VERA M. GANASSA (Age 81) Of Laytonsville, MD, died at home on April 12, 2017. She was the wife of the late Anthony Ganassa. Mrs. Ganassa is survived by her sister, Sr. Grace Calvisi; a son, Frank Ganassa; two daughters, Rina Ganassa and Linda Phillips; seven grandchildren, Christine, Lindsay, Michael, Sarah, Nikki, Tony and Julianna. She was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen and Michael Ganassa and by a sister, Frances Santi. Vera loved only to be and do for those around her. Adoring her grandchildren and grand nieces and nephews. There were no strangers in her life, everyone was welcomed. An amazing cook with a gusto for life...no one left her home hungry. Services will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church at 9240 Damascus Road, Damascus, MD. Visitation, Wednesday April 19, 5 to 8 p.m. Mass, Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Montgomery Hospice or Daughters of Charity in Emmitsburg, MD.
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