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Sue G. Grant

November 14, 2022

Sue G. GrantClayton, NY – Sue G. Grant, 85, Clayton passed away at home under the care of her family and friends on November 14, 2022.

Mrs. Grant was born on January 2, 1937, the daughter of William L. and June (Giltz) Graves, in Watertown, NY. She graduated as valedictorian from LaFargeville Central School in 1954 and from Watertown School of Commerce in 1955. She completed additional business and accounting classes through Jefferson Community College and Empire State College. From 1981 to 1997, she was bookkeeper at James P Kennedy Pharmacy, Clayton, and, from 1978 to 2004, she was self-employed as a bookkeeper and income tax practitioner. She was enrolled to represent taxpayers before the IRS. She also helped on the family dairy farm.

On November 30, 1957, she married Daniel L. Grant at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, LaFargeville, NY, with the Rev. Arthur Harrington, rector, officiating. Attendants were Ann Graves Castle, sister of the bride, and Lewis Hutcheon. After her marriage, she moved to the family dairy farm in Clayton, where she raised her family and helped in the day-to-day operations of the farm. Whether cooking meals, tending a garden, canning vegetables, unloading a load of hay, or dealing with three boys she was always busy.

Mrs. Grant was a member of the board of trustees of Hawn Memorial Library, Clayton. She was a board member of the Clayton Housing Authority and Strawberry Lane LLC for several years. She was a member of the board of trustees of the Clayton Cemetery Association, serving 20 years as secretary-treasurer. Sue was a member of the Clayton Travelers Club and the St Lawrence River Quilters, serving as president for 2 years. She was a former member of the board of directors of the New York Rural Carriers Auxiliary, serving two years as president, and was named state auxiliary member of the year in 1991. She also served as a 4-H leader for many years and was a member of the Jefferson County Genealogy Society. Sue was a long-time member of Christ Episcopal Church, Clayton. She was a member of the Altar Guild and a past Sunday School teacher and superintendent. She was the first woman elected to the Christ Church vestry, and she served as a member for many terms. She served as parish treasurer for thirteen years. Sue enjoyed local history and family genealogy as well as traveling with her husband and quilting.

She is survived by her husband Daniel L. Grant, Clayton, three sons Frederick D. Grant MD, Philadelphia, PA, Thomas R. (Cindy) Grant RPh, Clayton, NY and Alan L. (Brenda) Grant PhD, Christiansburg, VA, three grandchildren Nina (Drew) Burgess, Andrew Grant, and Daniel Grant, two great-grandchildren Estelle Burgess and Alexander Burgess, a sister Ann G. (Harold) Castle, Fairport, NY, nieces, a nephew, and numerous cousins.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by a granddaughter Jessica L. Grant.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 19, at Christ Episcopal Church, 235 John St, Clayton, NY with the Rev Lisa Busby officiating. Burial will be at the Clayton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hawn Memorial Library, Clayton Volunteer Fire Department, TIERS Ambulance, or Christ Episcopal Church, Clayton. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com .


#12 mary green 2022-11-24 23:21

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#11 Gail Christensen 2022-11-21 18:55
Sue was absolutely brilliant and a gift to the community. She was selfless with her time to many organizations. Not only did I learn a lot from her, she made it fun, and did it with class. Sue will be missed.
My condolences,
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#10 Dean Moffatt 2022-11-17 20:12
Dan and family, Deepest sympathy at the passing of Sue. She is now in the loving hands of our heavenly Father. Was not aware she had been ill. I spend most of my time with Becky at Samaritan Summit. Don,t know all the local news. Give our best to all the family.
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#9 Bernel Kempney 2022-11-17 10:25
Alan, Tom, Fred and Grant Family, I am sorry to learn of Mrs. Grant's passing. Remember all of the good times. God Bless you all, Bernel
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#8 Scott Liebman 2022-11-16 15:18
Fred - and the rest of the Grant clan - my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.
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#7 John Penrose 2022-11-16 14:54
Fred/Al- I am saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing. She was certainly an enthusiastic and energetic supporter of your academic pursuits. I was fortunate to have known her. God bless you and your families.
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#6 Leslie Varner 2022-11-16 11:19
Tom , Cindy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember her as a sweet lady. Only seeing her briefly in the mornings when I worked at the pharmacy. My hear is with you all during this sad time.

Leslie Varner
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#5 Nancy Kranz 2022-11-16 10:58
Our condolences to the Grant family. As neighbors for many, many years, we enjoyed Sue's energy, enthusiasm and generous spirit! We will truly miss her.
May loving memories bring a warmth of comfort to her family.
Greg and Nancy Kranz
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#4 Megan Seibel 2022-11-16 10:09
Dear Alan,
Our prayers and condolences are with you, Brenda, Andrew and your entire family. It sounds as though your mother had a wonderful life and raised an outstanding family and we are so sorry for your loss.
Kindest regards,
Megan and Andy
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#3 Ann Raymon Drake 2022-11-16 08:16
thoughts and prayers t Susan's family-may she rest in peace.
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