Grant L. MacConnell

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Grant L. MacConnell, 53, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after a long illness. He was the husband of Michelle B. (Gordon) MacConnell. Born in Newton, he was the son of Robert MacConnell of Braintree (former athletic director, Marshfield High School) and the late Lois (Lanzetta) MacConnell. A graduate of Marshfield High School, he was a previous resident of Plymouth before moving to Wareham 10 years ago. Grant worked in systems security for CVS in Woonsocket, R.I. He was also owner of the former Onset Bay Blues Cafe in Onset. He enjoyed blues music and was a bass player. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Cape Cod Chapter Harley Owners Group. His other interests included boating, playing pool and golf. Grant was former president of the Cape Cod Chapter of ABATE political action committee for bikers rights. Survivors include his wife and his father, his son, Grant L. MacConnell Jr. of Plymouth; his daughter, Stephanie MacConnell of Plymouth; his sister, Susan McKinney of Braintree; his grandson, Lucas MacConnell; and his dog Lilly. A celebration of life will be held Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rte. 28), Wareham, at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service. Following the service, friends and relatives are invited to Grants Last Jam to be held at the Trowbridge Tavern, 100 Trowbridge Rd., Bourne. Donations in his memory may be made to the Magical Moon Foundation, P.O. Box 83, Marshfield Hills, MA 02051. For directions and online guest book, visit

Published in Wareham Courier from Jan. 7 to Jan. 14, 2013