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ASHLAND – Shirley B. (Stone) Grant, 92, of Hopkinton passed away on December 9, 2021 after a brief illness. 

She was the wife of the late Frederick Grant, Sr. 

Born in Ashland, she was the youngest of the 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 which 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 his wife Kathee, Edward Grant, Donna Sarno and her husband John, Beverly Lange and her companion William Kearns, and Kathleen Grant; grandchildren, Kevin, Jason, Jeremy, Michelle and Brian; 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, December 14 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street with burial to follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton.  Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 9 to 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 – Please list Shirley Grant on check memo.  

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