AUBURN — Marilyn Joyce Grant, 81, died in Auburn on Wednesday evening, Sept. 12. Marilyn was born in Lewiston on March 27, 1937, the daughter of Caleb and Ethel (Lothrop) Long. She had been a homemaker most of her life and with her late husband, Harold Wilfred Grant, raised two sons, Harold Grant Jr. of Florida and Douglas Grant of Harrison; and three daughters, Nancy Lothrop of Florida, Dawn Call of New Durham, New Hampshire, and Karen Emerson of Richmond. She is also survived by two brothers, James Long of Waterford and Robert Long of Monmouth; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 47 years, Harold Grant, and a sister, Carole Lemieux.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, at noon at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, with her son-in-law Shawn Emerson officiating.

Arrangements by Cliff Gray Cremation and Funeral Services, 60 Andrews Road, Bryant Pond, ME.

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