Obituary: James B. Grant, 55, of Middlebury

James B. Grant was a resident of Middlebury and Newtown.


James B. Grant, 55, of Middlebury, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Theresa (Melita) Grant.

Grant was born September 2, 1956 in Bridgeport, son of the late John and Lois (Kniffin) Grant. He resided in Middlebury for five and a half years, previously living in Newtown for more than 12 years. He was raised in the Lordship section of Stratford and had worked for more than 25 years at Bridgeport Fittings, Inc. as a quality control supervisor.

Besides his wife of more than 28 years, he leaves two sons, Richard S. Grant and George T. Grant of Middlebury; sisters Ellen McFarland, Caroline Cremin and her husband Robert, all of Stratford, Sheila Tucciarone and her husband Jack of Oxford; brothers John Jr. "Jackie" Grant and his wife Karen of Milford, David Grant and his wife Shelly of Southbury, his father and mother in-law Anthony and Mary Melita of Stratford and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Richard.

Visiting hours took place on Friday, March 9, at .

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at , 1089 Whittemore Rd., Middlebury.

Burial: Following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Watertown.

Memorials: Contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or to St. John of the Cross Church, 1089 Whittemore Rd., Middlebury, CT 06762.


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