OBITUARY

Prudence Grant

May 25, 1942November 16, 2018
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Topsham – Prudence Grant, 76, of Topsham, Maine, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 17, 2018 at The Highlands in Topsham, Maine. She was born in Scarborough, Maine on May 25, 1942, the daughter of the late Roger and Priscilla (Clark) Grant. She was affectionately referred to as “Prudy”. She graduated from Scarborough High School with the class of “1961”. Upon graduation, she attended Bates College in Lewiston where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English. She then attended the University of Maine in Orono where she earned her Master’s Degree in Education in 1970. She taught in Lisbon School System from 1965 to 2002 when she retired. During some of those years, she served as The LEA president. After retiring from teaching, she served on The Lisbon School Committee from 2005 to, 2011. Her hometown for all these years was Lisbon Falls. She was a member in many professional education associations. She was a buyer and seller of antiques and collectibles and she enjoyed rug hooking, horse ownership, harness racing, auctions and antiquing. She cared about her community and State and once ran for the state legislature as a Clean Election candidate who wanted to address the high costs of health care. Prudy never married but cared deeply about her students and was a great lover of animals, especially her dear cats and horses whom she loved and cared for.

Prudy is survived by several dear friends and all the students she advocated for during her teaching years. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by 2 brothers: Randall and Robert Grant.

Visitation will be held on Monday at The Crosman Funeral from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM followed by a celebration of life service at The Funeral Home. Committal Services will be held at a later date in the spring at Blackpoint Cemetery in Scarborough, Maine. Donations may be made in “Prudy’s” memory to: The Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pethaven Lane, Augusta, Maine 04330.

  • DONATIONS

  • The Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pethaven Lane, Augusta, Maine 04330.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, November 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Johnna White

December 3, 2018

I was so very sorry to learn of Prudy's passing when at mass yesterday. The priest mentioned her in his request for prayers for people. I met Prudy when she was lovingly spending her days at Hawthorne House in Freeport, with her very dear friend Joe. My mother was also a resident and she liked visiting with Prudy as well. As we were both retired teachers we had a lot of things in common to talk about. Most of all, I loved how much we laughed!
I went to visit her in Brunswick at her residence a few months ago. I'm not completely sure that she knew who I was but she did recall that we were friends at one time in her life.
I will always treasure the memories. Rest in Peace dear lady.xo

Terry Ridley

November 23, 2018

Prudy was my high school English teacher when she started teaching. She then taught my 3 boys. She loved her students. When my husband was sick with cancer and dying, she would check with me on how he was doing and also worried about me taking care of myself. She was a very very caring person and teacher. I would see her every once in a while when out for coffee and she would always ask about my boys. You will be missed. Rest in peace Prudy.

Sheila Boucher

November 22, 2018

Purdy was my English teacher at Lisbon High School. She was always caring and supportive. I have fond memories of poetry and Hamlet. She was also my first introduction to writing about life. She will be missed.

Courtney Hathaway

November 22, 2018

Ms. Grant was a grandmother to me. She lived next door and always had some candy and time to entertain with us. She taught me so much even though I was never in her class. She had a grace and generosity about her and I am so thankful that she was a part of my life.

Bonny Bartlett

November 21, 2018

One of the greatest teachers I ever had. You will be missed, Mrs Grant.

Erin Stevens

November 21, 2018

She was a teacher. I had her my my senior year for English and as a homeroom teacher.

Rip Mrs Grant. You will be missed

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Biography

Topsham – Prudence Grant, 76, of Topsham, Maine, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 17, 2018 at The Highlands in Topsham, Maine. She was born in Scarborough, Maine on May 25, 1942, the daughter of the late Roger and Priscilla (Clark) Grant. She was affectionately referred to as “Prudy”. She graduated from Scarborough High School with the class of “1961”. Upon graduation, she attended Bates College in Lewiston where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English. She then attended the University of Maine in Orono where she earned her Master’s Degree in Education in 1970. She taught in Lisbon School System from 1965 to 2002 when she retired. During some of those years, she served as The LEA president. After retiring from teaching, she served on The Lisbon School Committee from 2005 to, 2011. Her hometown for all these years was Lisbon Falls. She was a member in many professional education associations. She was a buyer and seller of antiques and collectibles and she enjoyed rug hooking, horse ownership, harness racing, auctions and antiquing. She cared about her community and State and once ran for the state legislature as a Clean Election candidate who wanted to address the high costs of health care. Prudy never married but cared deeply about her students and was a great lover of animals, especially her dear cats and horses whom she loved and cared for. Prudy is survived by several dear friends and all the students she advocated for during her teaching years. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by 2 brothers: Randall and Robert Grant. Visitation will be held on Monday at The Crosman Funeral from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM followed by a celebration of life service at The Funeral Home. Committal Services will be held at a later date in the spring at Blackpoint Cemetery in Scarborough, Maine. Donations may be made in “Prudy’s” memory to: Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pethaven Lane, Augusta, Maine 04330. A Service of The Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252.