Richard Marc Grant, 57
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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), and 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, N.Y.; Shane MG Doney, of Watertown, N.Y.; Benjamin Bartlett, of Saco; and Luke Bartlett, of Saco; his grandchildren, Nevaeh and Richard; and stepgrandchildren, Cameron and Zolin; his sister, Lisa Wilkinson, of Saco, and her partner Rick Farnum; his sister Laurie Grant, of Portland, and her husband Gil Doughty; his mother, Claire Grant, of Saco, and Davenport, Fla., and her husband Paul; and several nieces and nephews. Rick was predeceased by his father, Benjamin Richard Albert Grant, in 1983. Rick was greatly anticipating the birth of one grandchild and one stepgrandchild later in 2017.
Rick was born on 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 pur-chased 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, and 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 Rd., in Bar Mills, Friday Feb. 17, 2017, from 12-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 178 Elm St. in Biddeford, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. A celebration of life will follow, at Rick's parents' 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, Maine, or
a food pantry of your choice.
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home Inc
13 Portland Road
Buxton, ME 04093
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 16, 2017