Grant, 63, of Lufkin Street, Essex, husband of Loretta E.
(Lander) Grant, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 19, 2012
at the Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.
Born May 24, 1948 and raised in
Norwalk (Rowayton), Connecticut, he was the son of the late
Wilbur R. and Evelyn (Pack) Grant. As a young man Paul
worked for Wrynn's Autobody
Shop in Norwalk before becoming a police officer, working
for eight years with the Norwalk Police Department. Moving
to the North Shore in 1976, he co-owned and operated the
former Gloucester Yankee Marina. He joined the Essex Police
Department for three years while he also owned and operated
Meadow Ridge Farm in Essex. He was most recently employed as
a police officer with the Hamilton Police Department, where
he taught firearm safety classes, and during these years he
went on to earn an undergraduate degree at Springfield
College and a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from
Western New England College. He retired from Hamilton Police
Department as a Sergeant in 2009 after serving more than
thirty-nine years as a police officer.
was an automobile enthusiast and a builder and driver of
dragsters.In addition to his wife of nine years he is
survived by two sons, Russell Grant and his wife Lynn of
Westfield, and Daniel Grant and his wife Lily of Saco,
Maine, three grandchildren, Eric & Amanda Grant of Saco and
Evan Grant of Westfield, and a brother, David Grant of
Bucksport, Maine. He was also pre-deceased by a brother,
Wilbur R. Grant, Jr. formerly of New Haven, Connecticut, and
two granddaughters, Madelyn and Emma Grant formerly of
Visiting hours will be Thursday 6 to 8 pm in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich .
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment
services will be private.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Joslin
Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02115.