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Owen F. Grant, 78

POWNAL, Vt. —  Owen Franklin Grant was born on March 26th, 1943 in Williamstown, Massachusetts to Francis V. and Arlene (nee Stevens) Grant , and passed away November 13, 2021 in Bennington Vt. He grew up on White Oaks Road. He attended Broad Brook School and graduated from Williamstown High in 1961. He then attended Paul Smith’s College.

Owen was known far and wide for his fast thinking ingenuity--if nobody else would go near it, Owen would not only take it on-but have it back up in running in no time-with whatever he had out behind the shed. He was the proverbial jack of all trades,working in barn restoration, to building new houses and masonry work.

He married the former Deborah Dunn in 1968. He and Debbie moved to Pownal in 1992. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his older sister Jane Lenahan and his younger brother Richard Grant. He is survived by his wife, and children, Kathleene MacAlpine and her husband Bill, of Rye Beach, NH, Scott Grant and his wife Jean of Williamstown, and Nicole Wilson and her husband, Jeremy of Bennington and Pownal, and his six grandchildren; Michelle Grant, Daniel Grant, Bradley Grant, Elle MacAlpine, Holly MacAlpine, Jesse Hartman, and Jason Wilson, three great grandchildren, sister in laws, Carolynn Porter of Vermont, and Joanne Dunn of Iowa, and several nieces, nephews.

The Funeral for Owen Grant will be Thursday November 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Sherman Burbank Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown.There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Owen’s memory to the American Cancer Society in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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so sorry to learn of Owens passing we were neighbors back in the 50's white Oaks. Always very sad to see anyone pass, Owen was a special person. We lived up the hill and across the field in the White Oaks. Broad Brook Old Williamstown High school. His father of cours e was the Principal. God Bless and prayers and sympathies to the family. so very Sorry. PJ and Connie and family. we used to play in the broad borook ran right out back of Owens house.
from: Patrick and Connie Grayon: 11-24-2021

Owen was a good friend to my father David Ledger, my brother Andrew. He could fix anything. I know he helped work on trucks and heavy equipment often for my father and brothers logging business. My brother Andrew learned so much from Owen. He was a good man. Rest in peace Owen. My mother Hazel Ledger and I offer our sincere condolences to the Grant family.
from: Wanda (Ledger) Haleyon: 11-19-2021

Our deepest condolences to the entire grant family. As classmates in Williamstown High, we all knew one another. One could always count on Owen for information from the White Oaks neighborhood to and throughout the town and its people in general. He served his community admirably and he will truly be missed. Rest in Peace Owen
from: Chuck and Lindy(Jewett) Ellsworthon: 11-19-2021

Owen Grant was my neighbor for many years on Whit Oaks Road. His daughter Nicki is like a daughter to me always at my house with my oldest daughter Lacie. Owen and my father were good friends and we had many adventures through the years.iI send my deepest condolences to his family .Rest in Peace Owen until we all meet again .
from: Cindy (Pecor) Schneider on: 11-17-2021

Owen was our next door neighbor. About 1/2 mile up the road. He organized and helped built my Dad's barn which is still standing 40 years later. We use it for my sister's horse. I liked Owen, he was a good man.
from: Al Austin on: 11-17-2021

Debbie and family, Sorry to hear of Owens passing. We'll keep you in our thoughts and Prayers.
from: Phyllis Rhodes,Pat La Valley,Mike Haley Chris LaValleyon: 11-17-2021

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My sincere condolences.
from: Brenda Grant on: 11-16-2021