Richard M. Grant
SACO - It is with great sadness that that the family of Richard Marc Grant announces his unexpected passing at his farm on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at the age of 57. Rick will be lovingly remembered by: his wife and fellow farmer, Stacy (Tyo); his children, Trena Soucy (Adam) of Portage Lake, Julie Grant Hagerman of Standish, and Benjamin Grant (Vanessa) of Saco; stepchildren Brittni Heiligman (Matthew) of Brownville, New York, Shane MG Doney of Watertown, New York, Benjamin Bartlett of Saco, and Luke Bartlett of Saco; his grandchildren, Nevaeh and Richard; step-grandchildren Cameron and Zolin; his sisters Lisa Wilkinson of Saco and her partner, Rick Farnum, Laurie Grant of Portland and her husband, Gil Doughty; his mother, Claire Grant, of Saco, Maine, and Davenport, Florida and her husband, Paul; and several nieces and nephews. Rick was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Richard Albert Grant in 1983. Rick was greatly anticipating the birth of one grandchild and one step-grandchild later in 2017. Rick was born March 20, 1959, in Saco to Claire Beaudoin Grant and Benjamin Richard Albert Grant. He was a 1977 graduate of Thornton Academy and attended SMCC. He is a member at Good Shepherd Parish, Saco. Rick was employed at Cohen Egg and Wood Structures of Maine before he purchased his ancestral farm in 1984. Rick had an articulate passion for farming, family, snowmobiling, motorcycles, craft beer, dancing and so much more. His zest for life was noticed by many. He was known throughout as The Corn King and The Bean Baron of Maine as he successfully planted and harvested over 100 acres of vegetables every season for the local community as well as for the Hannaford Super Markets, Native Maine Produce, Pennrose Farms and others. Rick was a supporter of local race car diving, the Saco Bay Path Finders Snowmobile Club, The Portage Lake Snowmobile Club, as well as other local organizations. Many will remember Rick for hosting The Weekend Behind The Barn Motorcycle Rally throughout the 1990s. Rick's family and close friends will remember him for his impeccable work ethic, kind heart, generous ways and his full-faced twinkly eyed smiles. Visitation (casual attire) will be held at Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, in Bar Mills at noon to 2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Friday Feb. 17, 2017. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 178 Elm St., Biddeford, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. A celebration of life will follow the funeral Mass at Rick's parent's home at 16 McKenney Road in Saco. A spring burial will take place at South Buxton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Saco Food Pantry, P.O. Box 246, Saco, ME 04072 or to a food pantry of your choice.
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