TICE, Grant J. "Tic" Jr. Of West Roxbury, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the age of 84. Grant was a resident of the German Centre in West Roxbury. Born in 1937 and raised in Roxbury, Grant was a 1956 graduate of Brighton High School, where he met his best friend and wife of 50 years, the late Patricia "Pat" F. (Logan) Tice. He was also the captain of both the Football and Track teams. Grant was a longtime employee of Damon Clinical Labs in Westwood and was a staple in the West Roxbury community due to his 40 years of employment at Star Market Deli Department. Grant was a member of the Regular Army 101st Artillery Unit and the Army National Guard, being honorably discharged in 1962 where he attained the rank of Staff Sargent. In his spare time, Grant was an avid New England Patriots fan and enjoyed taking an annual cruise to Bermuda with Pat in their later years. Grant was often the life of the party and relished telling "dad" jokes that have been passed on to future generations in the family. A tireless worker who put everyone and everything above himself, he will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Frequent visitors to Foxwoods, Grant and Pat can resume the path to hitting it big on the slots now that they are reunited in Heaven. Grant was the devoted father of Grant J. III, "Gary" Tice and his wife Karen of Plymouth, Cheryl E. Lenzi and her husband Mark of Franklin, and Scott T. Tice and his wife Tricia of Norwell. Survived by his sister Nancy Ekholm of Reno, NV. Preceded in death by his brothers James Faltin of Houston, TX, and Charles Faltin of Hanson. Loving grandfather of Kourtney Kampanellas and her husband Michael, Nicole Lenzi, Kelly Tice, Chris Lenzi, Jack Tice, Ella Tice and Ava Tice; and great-grandfather of Simi Kampanellas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, January 20th from 3-7 PM at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY, MA 02132. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home on Friday, January 21st at 9 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church, 2078 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA 02132 at 10 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation in Grant's memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation
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Published by Boston Globe from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2022.