Robert D. Grant, 82

Jun 21, 2020

Robert D. Grant, 82, of South Dartmouth, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of 54 years to the late Joanne (Paquette) Grant.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Irving and Evelyn (Thompson) Grant, he lived most of his life in Dartmouth. Bob graduated from Dartmouth High School and served in the Navy in during the Cuban Missile Crisis and later went on to become a fire fighter for the City of New Bedford for 25 years until his retirement in 1997. He also did handyman work with his friend Walter Gomes for many years.

Bob enjoyed saltwater fishing, family camping trips and going to his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.

He is survived by his son, Robert D. Grant, Jr. and his wife Janet of Cape Coral, FL; two daughters, Robin B. Gifford and her husband Bradford and Pamela A. Horsfall all of Dartmouth; a son in law, Steven Horsfall of New Bedford; five grandchildren, Cory Grant, Garrett and Evan Horsfall and Bethany and Jack Gifford; two sisters, Marilyn Nelson and Cathleen Gifford both of Dartmouth; a brother, David Grant and his wife Michele of Dartmouth and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Grant was the brother of the late Daniel Grant.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 20, 2020, at St. Lawrence Martyr Church in New Bedford, followed by interment at the South Dartmouth Cemetery.

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