• Edward C. Grant
    January 03,2013

    Edward C. Grant

    VERSHIRE Edward C. Grant, 94, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, Maine.

    He was born Feb. 12, 1918, in Glover, the son of Clarence and Elsie (Dickenson) Grant.

    He attended school in Thetford and served in the U.S. Army in the 4th Division during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he returned home to run the family farm in Vershire.

    He also worked for more than 14 years in the shipping department at Dartmouth Printing Co. in Hanover, N.H. For over 40 years, he was either the assistant superintendent or the superintendent of the Vershire Village Cemetery.

    He enjoyed deer hunting and maple sugaring.

    He was a member of the Vershire Bible Church.

    Survivors include a son, Samuel Grant, of Arizona; three daughters, Sharon Galipeau, of Sabattus, Maine, Stacey Fortier, of Auburn, Maine, and Sheila Sanborn, of Harpswell, Maine; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Grant; a brother, Archie Glover; and a sister, Mae Nelson.

    A funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Vershire Bible Church in Vershire. A calling hour will be held at 1 p.m. The burial will be held at a later date in the Vershire Village Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either: Vershire Fire Department, 6335 Route 113, Vershire, VT 05079; or the Vershire Bible Church, 17 North Road, Vershire, VT 05079.

    The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea is in charge of arrangements.

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