Martha O. Grant

Posted Jan. 06, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.

OLD TOWN – Martha O. Grant, 74, died Jan. 5, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. She was born April 17, 1939, in Old Town, a daughter of Theodore and Agnes (St. Louis) Shina.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and the matriarch of the family. She was proud of her French and Polish heritage and instilled a strong sense of values in her children. She was a hard worker and was employed at Old Town Shoe for 20 years before earning an associate’s degree and was employed at McKusick Petroleum, Webber Energy and Old Town Fuel retiring in 2000. Martha loved all animals but a had a special affinity for her dogs. She enjoyed camping at Abnaki Campground in Skowhegan and knitting.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Ray Grant; two daughters, Deborah Richards and her husband, Ron, of Otis, and Cynthia Trimm and her husband, Merle, of Milford; four grandchildren, Katelyn Richards and her fiancé, James Lund, Ryan Richards and his wife, Rebecca, Meghan Trimm and her fiancé, Gregory Hird II, and Michael Trimm; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and brothers, Clem and David Shina.

A special thank you goes to Wally and Pearl Shina, Maryann and Philip Veilleux, Linda and Harold Corson, and Sherry Gilbert for their care, kindness, support and friendship.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. Immediately following the service all are invited to the Parish Hall for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Town Animal Orphanage, P.O. Box 565, Orono, ME 04473. Notes of condolences may be made left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.

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