Edward C. Grant

Vershire, Vt. — 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, Vt. 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 over 14 years in the shipping department at Dartmouth Printing Co. in Hanover, N.H. For over 40 years he was either the assistant superintendant under Eddie Nelson or the superintendant upon Eddie’s death of the Vershire Village Cemetery.

In his younger years, he enjoyed deer hunting and maple sugaring. He was a member of the Vershire Bible Church.

He is survived by a son, Samuel Grant of Arizona; three daughters, Sharon Galipeau of Sabbbatu, 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 on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Vershire Bible Church in Vershire, Vt. with Pastor Gary Rhodes officiating. A calling hour will be held at 1 p.m. before the service. The burial will be held next spring in the Vershire Village Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers and memorial contributions may be made to either: Vershire Fire Department, 6335 VT RT 113, Vershire, Vt. 05079 or the Vershire Bible Church, 17 North Road, Vershire, Vt. 05079. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. is in charge of arrangements.