Shirley B. (Stone) Grant, 92, of Hopkinton passed away Dec. 9 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Frederick Grant Sr. Born in Ashland, she was the youngest of 10 children of Frank and Edith (Potts) Stone. She attended Ashland schools and graduated from Ashland High School in 1947. During her school years she made many friendships that lasted her lifetime.
Shirley was a telephone operator and, later, after her children were grown, she worked at Mammoth Mart and Dave’s TV in Ashland. After she retired she enjoyed being home and being Grammie and Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She especially loved listening to her favorite Irish singer, Daniel O’Donnell.
She leaves her children, Frederick Grant Jr. and wife Kathee, Edward Grant, Donna Sarno and husband John, Beverly Lange and companion William Kearns, and Kathleen Grant; grandchildren Kevin, Jason, Jeremy, Michelle and Brian; and great-grandchildren Zach, Andrew, Vivienne, Matthew, Sarah and Samantha. She is predeceased by her brothers, Leslie, Myron, Melvin and Warren, and her sisters, Olive, Mildred, Doris, Grace and Carolyn.
A funeral service will held Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street, Ashland, with burial to follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 9-11 a.m., prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Shirley’s name to The Heart Center of MetroWest, 99 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA 01702 (list Shirley Grant on check memo).