Edith M. Grant

Sep 12, 2020
Edith Grant

Rockport — Edith May (Hunt) Grant, 88, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, with family by her side.

Born May 14, 1932, in Thomaston to Lawrence William and Kathleen Stover Hunt, she was educated in local schools in Thomaston and was a graduate of Thomason High School, class of 1950.

During her life, Edith worked for 23 years as the floor lady at the sewing factory, Schoolhouse Togs in both Rockport and Rockland. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, and she also worked at Pendleton’s Market in Wiscasset for five years. Even after retiring, she continued to work, and her last job was at the Tugboat Inn in Boothbay Harbor in the laundry department.

Edith was a member of the West Rockport Baptist Church.

She was an avid reader who enjoyed Stephen King, C.S. Lewis, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, to name a few. She loved sewing and creating right up into her 80s, making sure that every family member had one of her beautiful quilts. She was a master at crossword puzzles, having pages of handwritten notes on difficult clues. Edith also loved to watch Jeopardy and enjoyed trying to beat the contestants with the correct answers.

Predeceased by her parents, husband Russell V. Grant, and sister Bernice Dodge Oliver, she is survived by sons Richard Lane and his wife, Karen, of Rockport, Stephen Lane and his wife, Christine, of Waldoboro; daughter Brenda Gould and her husband David Gould of Appleton; brother Roger Hunt and his wife, Juanita, of Hope; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service for Edith will be held later this month at the West Rockport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Rockport Baptist Church, P.O. Box 221, W Rockport, ME 04856. The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Rte 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074, or the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

To share a memory or condolence with Edith’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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