Marilyn Renee Lee Grasso

Profile Updated: May 3, 2014
Residing In: Rock Creek,, OH USA
Spouse/Partner: Nick Grasso
Homepage: www.galeriaquetzal.com
Occupation: Art gallery owner
Children: (5) Fernan Vidal Echeverria, born 1966; Ximena Vidal Echeverria, born 1965; Sergio Vidal-Echeverria, More…born 1964; Andrea Echeverria Stout, born 1971; Curcio Vidal Echeverria, born 1973
Attending Shaker '59 Reunion (07/11/15)

Yes

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Yes. Mary Restifo, Jules Koach, Don Goldhamer, Jerry Pearson, Warren Grossman, Noreen Koppleman

School Story:

Graduated from Lake Forest College 1963
Peace Corps Volunteer from 1963-65 in Colombia, South America.
Married a Spanish/Colombian Poet-Archaeologist: Vidal Echeverria and had five children with him. Studied Spanish, archaeology, history and art with him. Lived in Colombia for 18 years.
Returned to the states 1980 under the name of Lene Vidal, bringing my children with me. Enrolled them in Shaker.
Received a teacher's certification in Spanish K-12 and taught at Shaker and Cleveland Heights. Received a MA. in Spanish Ed. in 1967 and another MA. in Spanish Literature and Civilization in 1986 both from Cleveland State.
Married Nick Grasso in 1997. Changed name to Paloma Pilar Grasso, Opened an Hispanic Folk and Fine Art Gallery in Little Italy, Cleveland in 2001. Still going.
Nick graduated from Heights. I missed our 50th reunion because I was in Peru on a buying trip but I went to Heights' 40th with Nick. Felt like a traitor but I had a lot of fun. We have 7 grandchildren and one great grand daughter, but no children together. Nick wrote on his notes, never been a father but I managed to have a great grand daughter.
I have this fascination for the fine arts. Art, music and dance and at 73 I still dance every morning. I study guitar and once in a while get back to the piano. The art gallery gives me all kinds of excuses to travel and buy art. I love it.

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May 02, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Hey Rhonda, It's Marilyn Lee. Just wondering if you're still working on that tan!

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Aug 30, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Happy Birthday Bonnie. I was really happy to see you again. Don't forget your coming to Little Italy as my guest for lunch hopefully in two weeks. How is Sept 9th?

Jul 27, 2014 at 5:08 AM

Hi Paula, Since you live in CH you could just roll down the hill (Mayfield) and come see me at my art gallery. 12400 Mayfield, Little Italy "Galeria Quetzal". Call to make sure I'm there. 216 421-8223.

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May 13, 2014 at 5:47 AM

Hi Pat, Haven't seen you for a while. I remember when you came into the gallery a couple of years back. Marilyn Lee

May 13, 2014 at 5:45 AM

Hi Jane, I love to travel too but you have been to a completely different part of the world than I have ever experienced. My travels have mostly been to Latin America, a little Europe, Spain and Italy but I hope to still broaden that. I also love interior design and if you come back to Cleveland maybe you'll stop in my gallery. We have a lot of interior design. Marilyn Lee

May 09, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Hey Rhonda, Happy Birthday. It's Marilyn Lee, remember me? I need to get my Year Book down because half the names (or more in the class don't ring bells). Hope you are doing well and still singing.

May 03, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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