Granville R. Knowles, 88, died peacefully at his home Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Granville was born and raised in Farmington. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army. Upon marrying Barbara Lamkin, they moved to Greenwich, Conn., where they raised their family. For 30 years, he worked with the town of Greenwich Highway Department, retiring in 1985. Following his retirement, with his wife, Granville returned to Maine, and rather than sitting idle, worked more than 20 years with Shaw’s Supermarket in Rockland. In his work with Shaw’s, he was recognized by many as an ambassador of goodwill for that company and was often thanked by many of the customers.

His greatest joy and achievement was his family.

Predeceased by his son Rodney and daughter Marjorie, Granville is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara, of Union; their three children, Deborah Vitiello and her husband, Neil, of Riverside, Conn., Renée Capalbo and her husband, John, of Rockport, David Knowles and his wife, Laurie, of Norwalk, Conn.; six grandchildren, Samatha Giordano of Branford, Conn., Amanda Bria Karnsomtob of Cos Cob, Conn., Joseph Bria of Montville, Carolyn Knowles, Douglas Knowles, Thomas Knowles all of Norwalk, Conn..; and three great-grandchildren, Jonathan Bria of Cos Cob, Conn., Carlo and Imani Bria of Jacksonville, N.C.

Burial will be at a later date.

Arrangements arewith Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.

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