Grant Strange

Obituary of Grant E. Strange

Bondsville-Grant E. Strange, 74, passed away August 25, 2023 at Baystate Medical Center. Born November 17, 1948 in Boston, he was the son of Charles E. and Nancy (Mellen) Strange. Grant grew up in Amherst and has lived in the Bondsville section of Palmer for 44 years. Grant graduated from Amherst Regional High School in 1967 and attended the School of Practical Arts in Boston for a year and then continued his artistry as a sculptor assistant. Following in his father's footsteps as an artist, he continued to share his talents of painting, sketching, stain glass and woodworking with many family and friends. Nature scenes were brought to life with oil paintings, and he shared his talents among art shows throughout the art community as well as with classes that were hosted at the Palmer Senior Center. Hundreds of winter hats were also shared with family and friends with Grants creativity and talent. Along with being an artist, the years spent in caring for others as a certified nurse's aide and certified home health aide in the setting of nursing homes, private homes and hospice, blessed many lives of his dear patients. His warm heart and caring soul and love for people was evident in all those who he came in contact with both professionally and personally. In his younger years, Grant enjoyed his time singing in the choir, sharing with others his magnificent voice. His musical talent spread to strumming the guitar, a past time that he shared with Sue and the gathering of fellow guitarists, the Pickers. Grant was looking forward to picking up his guitar again after the years of not playing. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 45 years, Lillian "Sue" S. (Ridz) along with his sister, Susan Morissette of Ware, and brothers, David Strange of Chicopee and Philip Strange of Athol. His memory will also forever remain with his in-laws, George and Vija Ridz of Monson, Patricia and Don Ferrell of Bondsville, Donald and Kathy Ridz of Monson, and David Ridz of Palmer along with several nieces and nephews. Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Services are not being scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Palmer Senior Center. 

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