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Lee Zantford Granville

Male 1936 - 2015  (79 years)

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  • Name Lee Zantford Granville 
    Born 16 Jun 1936  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jul 2015  Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1

    • In Memory of
      Lee Zantford Granville
      June 16, 1936 - July 29, 2015

      Lee Z Granville, 79, of Skowhegan, passed away at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
      He was born on June 16, 1936 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Robert and Eva (Munger) Granville.
      After World War II, the Granville's moved to Cornville, Maine where they owned and operated a dairy farm. Lee graduated from Madison High School in 1954.
      He married Marcia Boynton of Skowhegan in 1958 and later went to work for her parents (Robert and Doris Boynton) at Boynton's Greenhouses.
      Lee and Marcia raised four daughters while working in the flower shop and greenhouse. In 1978, they purchased the business from Robert and Doris. During those years, Lee pursued many interests including stock car racing, acquiring his private pilot's license, and coin collecting. He also enjoyed the outdoors and had many adventures while hiking, camping and cross-country biking.
      After Lee had a heart attack, which he labeled "the event," in 1990, he pursued other activities to keep himself occupied while recovering. He especially enjoyed photography. He joined the Skowhegan Camera Club, where he met his great friend Lynn Perry. Together they photographed weddings and other social events, and worked together to upload historical photos to the Maine Memory Network, a division of the Maine Historical Society of Portland. They also taught a photography course for Adult Education in Skowhegan.
      Lee enjoyed history. He was elected as the President of the Skowhegan History House board in 1999, and was hired as the curator for the museum in 2001. He gave many tours and classes about Skowhegan history to hundreds of school aged children and other visiting adults. While he was at the Skowhegan History House, he created a widely recognized Civil War display. He put together the display from donated letters and a uniform from a descendent of Civil War Lieutenant Alexander Crawford. Lee was a member of the Skowhegan Photo Preservation Committee where he copied about 2200 photos, many of which were used in the book 'Skowhegan Then and Now' for which he wrote much of the text. The book was published in 1998. He also contributed photos to the movie "Empire Falls" that was mostly filmed in Skowhegan. Lee was also an active member of Bloomfield Trustees, the Skowhegan Heritage Society Council, and the Skowhegan Free Public Library. In 2003 he received the 15th annual Service Award from the Town of Skowhegan and in 2009 the Skowhegan Rotary Club presented him with the Paul Harris Award for his dedication to the town of Skowhegan's history.
      Lee also enjoyed New England sports, especially the Patriots and the Red Sox. He never missed a game, no matter how the season was going.
      Lee is predeceased by his parents Robert and Eva Granville and son-in-law and close friend Mackie Moore of Skowhegan.
      He is survived by his wife, Marcia B Granville of Skowhegan; brother and close friend Bob Granville of Norridgewock and nephew Brian Granville and family of Thorndike, Maine; Daughter Karen, her husband Leonard Moore and their two children Benjamin and Emily of Cornville, Maine; Linda Granville and husband Yuri Ortiz and their children George, Armando, and Flor Olivares of Silver Spring, Maryland; Robin Moore and children Meredith and Matthew Moore of Skowhegan, Maine; Ellen Withee and partner Larry Boucher and her children Donald and Nathan Withee; as well as many brothers and sisters in-law and nieces and nephews.
      Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan. A funeral service will be held at the Centenary Methodist Church, Dr. Mann Rd., Skowhegan on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2 pm.
      A special thank you to the staff of Cedar Ridge Center and Redington Fairview General Hospital for the loving care they provided to Lee.
      Donations can be made to the Skowhegan History House and the Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St., Skowhegan, Maine 04976.
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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jun 1936 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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