Joan (Jo Ann) S. Grant
1933 - 2021
Joan (Jo Ann) S. Grant was a caring wife, mother,
grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She left this world
peacefully on September 25, 2021, in Bolivar, PA at age
She was born to Alice and Howard Stevens on June
6, 1933. She studied at Lyndon College for one year
before she married her next-door neighbor Aril Grant,
who survives her and lives in Pennsylvania and Vermont.
They were married on July 12, 1953. The two of them
traveled all over the country and met tons of interesting
Jo, mom, gram, truly lived life to the fullest and was
smiling most when she saw her family. She treasured
being outdoors in her gardens, hiking, biking, walking,
swimming, snowshoeing, and kayaking with friends and
family. She spent many hours quilting or crocheting or
knitting, usually to give as gifts. Her piano playing was
a huge source of pleasure for her and others. Her caring
and fun personality was contagious to everyone she met.
She traveled to all 50 states, Canada and even 3 weeks in
Europe and was always happy to come home to Island
Pond, Vermont.
Joan is survived by her husband, Aril Grant;
children, Linda Bingham and husband Randy, James
Grant and wife Deb, Lori DiRinaldo and husband
Joel; Grandchildren, Jason Bingham, Cory Bingham,
Travis Bingham (Torie), Jamie Allen (Greg), Tyler Grant
(Ashton); Great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Taylor, Brodie,
Jadin, Avery, Tate, Jhett, Harper, Addilyn and many
nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her bother
Richard Stevens and sister Debra Brown (Jeff). Joan is
predeceased by her parents Howard and Alice; Siblings,
Howard Jr., Gary, Roxanna and son Nicholas Grant.
There will be a memorial service held in her honor
in Vermont in the Spring. She was an avid animal
and nature lover, so in lieu of flowers, please send any
donations to either Pope Memorial Frontier Animal
Shelter at 4473 Barton Rd., Orleans Vermont, 05860, or
the Northwoods Stewardship Center, PO Box 220, East
Charleston, VT 05833. Online condolences may be left
Published by Newport Daily Express from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2021.
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