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FITCHBURG -- Margaret Mary Grant, 84 died peacefully Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the HeywoodHospital in Gardner after an illness.
She leaves five nephews & three nieces. Paul Grant of Leominster whom she lived with, Robert Grant of Fitchburg, Stephen Grant of Fitchburg, Mary Harris of Leominster, Cathy Angelos of Gardner, Kim Handler of Fitchburg, Richard Romano of Lunenburg, and Mike Romano of Lunenburg, a sister-in-law Connie Grant and a cousin Nancy Chalifoux of Fitchburg. And her much loved little cat Cara.
She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister-in-law. Robert J. Grant in 1992, his wife Jay Grant in 2000, and John L. Grant in 2007, two nephews John Grant, Thomas Grant and one niece her name sake Margaret Mary Grant.
She was born in Fitchburg on September 24, 1928 a daughter of the late John A. and Mary E. (Smith) Grant. She graduated from St. Bernard Central Catholic High School, in 1948, she then went to the State Teacher's College now Fitchburg State University where she earned the first of her Teaching Degrees.
Margaret loved sports; she watched all the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics games. She also liked to watch old Broadway Musicals, taking rides to the shore and horse racing. She loved being a teacher influencing the lives of Children. She especially enjoyed summer vacations; she would take her nephews Paul and Robert on vacations during the summer. Family was most important to her, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
GRANT -- A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA 01420.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Margaret's name to the Humane Society of Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03064.
The Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 is assisting the family with Funeral Arrangements.
See www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net for further information.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Nov. 20, 2012
Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli Funeral Home
243 Water Street Fitchburg, MA 01420