William Paul and Eleanor May Grant

Grant, William n Eleanor PIC
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Death Date: 06/16/2013

William Paul Grant “Billy” 83, and Eleanor May (Smith) Grant “Elly” 78, both of Nashua were taken away unexpectedly on Sunday June 16, 2013 at their home in Nashua on Newberry Street where they had lived since October 1973.

Billy was born May 28, 1930 in Amherst, NH.  Billy was the son of the late Edward and Gladys Grant. Also predeceased by his sister “Tiny” (Marion) Knights and brother Donald Grant.  Survived by his sister, Shirley Grant-Nason of Hudson, NH.  He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War serving from 1951-1955, achieving the rank of Petty Officer 1st class. He was awarded The Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He served on many ships, but his favorite was the USS Willis A. Lee, he was a plank owner.  He was the owner of  “Siding by BG” for many years.  Billy was a very devoted husband, Daddy, brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, Grampa, Superman and Fatso.  He was the go-to-man.

Elly was born March 23, 1935 in Milford, NH.  Elly was the daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys Smith.  Also predeceased by her brothers Andrew Smith Jr. and Donald Smith.  Survived by sisters Dorothy Welch, Norma O’Loughlin and brother Richard Smith of Nashua, NH, also sisters Barbara Solek, Carol Reck and husband Ronald, of CT.  She was a homemaker her whole life and loved having her family around.  She was a devoted wife, Mom, Ma, Gram, Aunie, Grammie and GG.

Bill and “LE” got married May 3rd, 1952.  They just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this past May.  They are predeceased by their daughter Susan Lynn (Grant) Piecuch.  They are survived by daughter Carol Ann (Grant) Hilt, of Nashua, NH.  They are also survived by their grandson Brandon Piecuch , wife Kristen and daughter Avery of NH; grandson

Christopher Piecuch daughter Cassidy and son Jonathan of ME; grandson Dustin Hilt wife Melissa of KS; granddaughter Kate-Lynn Ann (Hilt) Comeau husband Edgar and son Jakob and daughter Keagan of NH; grandson Cody William Hilt and daughter Adriana of KS; and a special niece Donna (Biathrow) Lavoie  husband Edgar “Bizz” and son Nathan Church wife Brenda, sons Troy and Ryan, all of NH, daughter Amy (Lavoie) Carlos and husband George of CA, son Brad “BJ” Lavoie  wife Amy of UT.  They are also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family member. They are also survived by their loving and faithful dog Lilly.

SERVICES:  Visiting hours will be private.  A memorial service will be held Monday at 1:00 pm in the chapel of the Davis Funeral Home, 1 lock St., Nashua, NH  03064.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.   Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.

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12 Comments

  • Douglas Grant says:

    Sad Greetings,

    I never got to know Uncle Bill and Aunt LE as well as I would have liked. But, they are family, and I missed the opportunity.

    As one of the family genealogists, I am always saddened to have to click certain boxes on the family tree, and I found myself crying as I did so for them.

    If any of the cousins/extended family wish to contact me, feel free send me an email at epiphianos@yahoo.com

    Douglas Grant (son of Don & Barbara)

  • Kathy Ann Cellamare says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill and Eleanor. Your family has lost two very special people and those of us that called them friends will never forget them. with our love,

    Kathy & Larry Cellamare, Ryan, Kayla and Kendra

  • Martha Lang says:

    God Bless Eleanor and William Grant. As a child my Mom, Nannie May Smith Kimball, would often take us to visit Andy and Gladys Smith. Mom loved them so much. We loved Ely and have fond memories of our childhood together. Altho it has been quite a few years since we last met, you have been on my mind frequently for a length of time. Unbeknownst to me you only lived a few streets away. So close, yet so far. In loving memory, your cousin Martha Kimball Lang.

  • David Younger says:

    Sadness fills my heart when I think of Bill and all our conversations. They were good people. May God Bless there family and all that knew knew them.

  • Trudy aka Annabelle aka Tootie Kimball Nadreau says:

    I will always cherish the fond memories of you, my favorite childhood cousin, Ellie. Always so beautiful and sweet. Although we lost touch when I left N.H., I always thought of you, Donald and your parents. They were always so kind to me. My blessings and prayers are with you and your family and friends. With much love, Trudy Kimball Nadreau

  • Sandy Francioso says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Billy and Ellie for the family. I have so many wonderful memories of Christmas Eve’s and summers spent camping and so many others. My thoughts and paryers are with you all. RIP, I know you are with the angels.

  • Marianne Gendron and family says:

    We are so sorry for this terrible loss of your Mother and Father. My children and I would talk to your Dad as he walked Lily. He is a very kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

  • Fred and June Church says:

    Our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Bill and Ellie Grant, the most kind and pleasant people you would ever want to know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, June and Fred Church and family.

  • Darryl and Nancy Dinsdale says:

    We wish to extend our heartfelt simpathy to all the family of
    Elly & Billy. We are the parents of Brenda Church, and We have
    had the pleasure of visiting with Elly and Billy at our Grandsons
    birthday parties. We will celebrate them as they will be missed.

  • Jerry Lessard says:

    My Condolences and prayer to the Grant family.So sorry for your Losses.

  • Michelle MacmurrayCirrone says:

    I am sorry for ur loss I was sad to hear what happened to William and his wife may they find peace in knowing their savior

  • Nancy Nason Roehl says:

    we will never forget the fun at your house, the sleepovers, the playful times. I will always remember our younger years, when life was care free. we will miss you and pray for your journey home. Uncle Billy and Aunt Ellie we love you. Love Nancy. Peace forever.