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Gail Stewart Grant

September 22, 1938 January 23, 2014
Gail Stewart Grant
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Obituary for Gail Stewart Grant

Grant, Gail Stewart, 75 of Warwick RI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Born in Boston during the height of the ’38 Hurricane on September 22nd.  She was the Beloved Wife of James D. Grant.  Daughter of the late James W. and Margaret Stewart. Predeceased by her sister, Hope. She leaves a daughter, Colleen Gail Nash and her husband, James C., of Grafton, MA,  a son, Joseph  L. Walsh Jr. and his wife Doreen E. of Foster RI, along with two granddaughters, Kellie and Jamie Nash. A Requiem Eucharist will be held Saturday at 11am in St. James Church, 474 Fruit Hill Ave, North Providence to which relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Calling hours Friday from 5-8 at Monahan, Drabble Sherman Funeral Home, 230 Waterman St. Providence. In lieu of flowers we humbly request donations be made to the Leukemia society of your respective state or a charitable organization of your choice.
Gail leaves her nieces, Paula Rossi and Margaret Bieler and her nephew, Mark Williams along with their respective families.  Gail was predeceased by her beloved nephew James Williams.  She also leaves behind the newest addition to the family, Flo the sweetest Miniature Schnauzer.
Gail graduated from Rhode Island Junior College in 1981 with an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science, of which she was most proud.  Gail worked as a Legal Secretary for various attorneys before pursuing a career as an Administrative Assistant for the State of Rhode Island.
Gail retired in 1995 as a proud Union member of Service Employees International Union Local 560.
As a mother, few could compare.  First to volunteer for every activity with her children, the best baker and cake decorator in the world, unmatched  in the cookie platter arts and party planner to the stars.  Neighbors, friends, teachers, mailmen, milkmen, the Charles Chip man, the UPS man, rubbish men all counted the days until Mom’s baskets would be delivered at Christmas time.
Gail had many hobbies and talents.  She was an Artist, a Poet, a Master of the Piano once even conversing with the Flamboyant Liberace. We remember well Gail as a gifted green thumb growing amazing plants from nothing but love. Gail was an avid bowler encouraging her children by introducing them to the challenge of the game. 
She was a talented story teller, a bit of a Minstrel and the source of encouragement for the entire family.  Gail enjoyed diving deep into mystery novels and was a sustaining customer of the Double Day book club.  She was a lover of the Classic Whodunit programs and every Television show that challenged the mind to follow clues and crack the case.  Gail loved to follow the careers of actors and actresses and throw a trivia challenge out at Thanksgiving dinner as a game of which you could not win!! 
Gail lived a Christ Centered Life and worked tirelessly at passing Episcopal values onto her children.  She was extremely active in the church from a young girl well into her older years. 
Colleen and Joe have maintained their commitment to their respective Faiths to this very day, and that is based solely on the upbringing they received. 
Although we all will miss Gail so very much, she is going to a much better place.  We know that as you read about our Mother, she is eating popcorn and playing with all of her beloved dogs that beat her to the glorious park in paradise…Buttons, Kelly, Gus, Lacey, Jessica, Alex, Nikkie, and Samantha. 
 
We will all miss so you very much, Mom.  Love, your favorite Daughter and your favorite Son.
 

A Requiem Eucharist will be held Saturday at 11am in St. James Church, 474 Fruit Hill Ave, North Providence to which relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Calling hours Friday from 5-8 at Monahan, Drabble Sherman Funeral Home, 230 Waterman St. Providence. Complete obituary at monahandrabblesherman.com  In lieu of flowers we humbly request donations be made to the Leukemia society of your respective state or a charitable organization of your choice.

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