Mark William Grant, age 60, of Milford, beloved husband of Theresa Manno for 38 years, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in CT Hospice, after bravely battling liver cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Mark was born on June 2, 1955 in Bronx, NY to the late William Howard Grant and Clair Ficarelli Grant. Besides his wife, he is survived by his step-children, Terry Jacowleff and her husband Bill of Milford and Roy Manno and his wife Anne of Doylestown, PA, sister Carol Anania of Bedford, NY, niece Charmaine Castelli of NJ and nephews Andrew, Louis and Vincent. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his sister Kathleen Grant.
Though Mark suffered complete blindness from a tragic car accident when he was 20 years old, he retained a wonderful zest for life and enjoyment of family. He was a great guy and he adored his wife. He was a man of enduring perseverance who had a wonderful sense of humor and will always be a legend to those of us who were lucky to have known him and shared in his life. Mark was an active member of the Milford Senior Center. He loved 70’s rock, sci-fi and good times. Party on good friend, you were loved and now you will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Milford Senior Center, Jepson Dr. Milford, CT 06460 or the National Federation of the Blind at nfbct.org.
Calling hours will be held Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford from 5 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 19th at 10:00 am in St. Gabriel’s Church Milford. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Buckingham Ave, Milford.