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John J. Grover Sr.

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass -- John Joseph Grover Sr., 71, of Mohawk Forest Blvd., died Thursday afternoon at his home.

He was born in Bennington, Vt. on Jan. 17, 1934, a son of the late Clifford and Gertrude (Terry) Grover, and attended Bennington schools. He had lived in North Adams for 25 years.

Mr. Grover was a farmer for most of his life, last working at the Janowycz farm in Cheshire before retiring several years ago.

He served with the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the Loyal Order of Moose in Bennington.

He is survived by his wife, the former Florence E. Anschutz, whom he married on April 14, 1985; two sons, John Grover Jr. of North Adams and Wayne E. Grover of Troy, N.Y.; four daughters, Brenda L. Grover of Olean, N.Y., Melissa A. Grover of Adams, Joyce F. Grover of North Adams and Laurie J. Grover of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; three stepsons, Lawrence A. Miller Jr., and James M. Miller, both of North Adams, and John E. Miller of Bridgewater; one stepdaughter, Tammy M. Miller of North Adams; four brothers, Joseph Grover and Bernard Grover, both of Bennington, Lawrence Grover of Buskirk, N.Y. and Michael Grover of Wilmington, S.C.; four sisters, Linda Sweet of Bennington, Mildred Rabidoux of Berwick, Maine, Agnes Totherow of Ft. Mill, S.C. and Marie Hall of Deep River, Conn.; many grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-stepgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Rolnick, in 1992, two brothers, Clifford and Frederick Grover, and a sister who died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in the Auge’-Paciorek-Simmons Funeral Home, 13 Hoosac St. Adams, MA 01220.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Calling hours are Monday from 2 p.m. until the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home. To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to www.apsfuneralhome.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 9, 2005
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