W. Richard Grant
Abington, MA. W. Richard Dick Grant, a dedicated and loving husband to Paula J. (Neary) Grant, died Sunday after a long illness. He was a son of the late Coleman H. Grant Jr. and Shirley A. Grant of Abington. Dick is survived by three sons and their wives, Kenneth and Krystal Grant of South Carolina, Scott and Misty Grant of North Carolina and Jason and Jessica Grant of Florida; his siblings, Kent Grant of Maine, Cheryl White of Duxbury, James Grant of Plymouth and Marcus Grant of Marshfield. Papa is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kens children, Kyle, Jordan, Cassidy, Alex, and Nathaniel and Scotts children, Mackenzie and Campbell. A lifelong resident of Abington, Dick grew up in Abington, where he graduated from Abington High School in 1960. He was a baseball and soccer coach in the Abington youth sports programs and he was a member of the United Church of Christ. He graduated from Babson College in 1974 and he served as a reservist in the U.S. Marine Corp. Dick worked as an insurance salesman for 10 years with the New York Life Insurance Company. He also spent 20 years working independently in real estate sales and insurance, and in later years, he was a building contractor. He was a member of several organizations including the Massachusetts Insurance Underwriters Association, the Knights of Columbus of Rockland and was an avid golfer who belonged to Country Club of Halifax for 25 years. Dick enjoyed coaching baseball and soccer while his boys were young. He enjoyed traveling with sons to golf tournaments and he liked to go fishing while vacationing in Maine. He enjoyed traveling to Hawaii with Paula and their close friends. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., Rockland, and will conclude with a memorial service which will begin at 7:15 p.m. Donations may be sent to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368. For directions or to sign online guest book, http://www.magounbiggins.com/.