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Grace Provost, 76

CHESHIRE, Mass. —  

Mrs. Grace Elizabeth (Tinney) Provost, 76, of Cheshire, died on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Craneville Place of Dalton.

She was born in Adams on April 7, 1944, a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Roberts) Tinney. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1962. She had also attended Berkshire Community College and earned her bachelor’s in liberal arts degree from the former North Adams State College in 1990.

Mrs. Provost worked as a secretary and medical assistant and had also worked in the sales department of the former KB Toys in Pittsfield.

She was a member of the Christian Assembly Church of Pittsfield. She was also a member of the Cheshire and Dalton Senior Centers. She enjoyed traveling and spending time in her garden. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Provost, Jr., whom she married on February 2, 1974; two sons, Kenneth Lincoln and his wife Karen of Dalton and Lee Lincoln of Oak Bluffs, MA; her step daughter Michelle Skypeck and her husband Thomas of Saco, ME; three brothers, Ward Tinney and his wife Marion of Hinsdale, Wayne Tinney and his wife Darlene of Adams and Thomas Tinney and his wife Cindy of Adams; two sisters, Beverly Tatro and her husband Joseph of North Adams and Tammy Moore and her husband Wendell of Albany, NY; one granddaughter, Jennifer Powers, two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister and best friend Carol Puffer.

A graveside service will take place in the spring in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

The PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, is in charge of arrangements.

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My deepest condolences to your family Grace was like a second mother to me she’ll will will be greatly missed
from: Edward Frederickon: 02-21-2021

Ed, Kenny, & Lee, So very sorry to read of Grace’s passing. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that Grace had a life well lived, full of family, friends, and love. She was a truly beautiful and sweet woman. Much love and sympathies to you, today and in the days to come.
from: Jennifer Rancourt Civelloon: 02-19-2021

Grace was such a sweetheart of a lady. Always trying to be positive and kind. She and her entire family are in my prayers.
from: Bob Balawenderon: 02-19-2021

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Tony family and the Roberts family on the loss of Grace. Ward, MaryAnn, and I were all classmates going through school and obviously I know Grace as a member and slightly older sibling who was always very kind and helpful to us.

When I saw the notice of her passing, I said that Hass to be Grace Tinney, and it was.

Oddly enough, and I know it’s a simple coincidence, but it was two years ago today that my wife Martha who we referred to as Marty, died.

May your fun memories of grace help you go through this difficult time and bring back all of the beauty and the wonderful things that you enjoyed because of your relationship with her over the many years.
from: E. Richard Scholzon: 02-19-2021

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you.
from: John and Elaine Danielson: 02-19-2021