Robert E. Grand-Jean
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AGE: 87 • Edison
Robert E. Grand-Jean, 87, died at his residence in Edison, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born in New Brunswick and was a lifelong resident of Edison. He was the Captain of the Edison Fire Department before retiring in 1984, he also worked for Zach Painting Co. in Fords for 28 years. He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving during WW II. He was a member of Guardian Angels Church in Edison and was an usher, he was a life member of VFW 3117 in Edison, a member of the American Legion Father and Son in Edison, a member of the Meadow Rod & Gun Club - Charter Member 53 years, a Life Member of Raritan Engine Co # 1, member of the exempt Association of Firefighters, and a life member of Local 9 Middlesex and Monmouth Police & Fire Retirees. He was a graduate of New Brunswick Vo-Tech in 1952. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Robert was predeceased by his brother, Charles in 2002. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janet (Frey); his daughter, Karen and her husband Brian Daugherty of Edison; his son, Bruce and his wife Cecilia Grand-Jean of South Plainfield; 2 granddaughters, Kristin and Jamie of Edison; his sisters, Eleanor Carter of FL, Claire Liapes of New Brunswick, twin sisters, Katherine Arico of Asbury Park and Florence and her husband William Schneider of Monroe; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services are Monday, November 11th at 10:00 at the Boylan Funeral Home, 10 Wooding Ave., Edison, followed by a Mass at Guardian Angels Church in Edison; interment at White Church Cemetery in Edison. Family and friends may visit on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Published in Home News Tribune on Nov. 9, 2013