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Robert "Bob" Grant

January 1, 1970 - March 29, 2009

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Robert “Bob” Eugene Grant, 74, of Woodville, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Northbridge. Born in Milford, He was the youngest child of William and Eva Grant.

In 1999, he retired from Bay State Abrasive Company. He had previously worked at Dennison Mfg. in Framingham and also worked part time as a school bus driver and for his brother Bill Grant in asphalt paving and landscaping. He was one of the few people born in the 1930’s with the rare disease, Myasthenia Gravis- MG (meaning grave muscle weakness). It is still considered a rare disease today only affecting 10 people out of every million. There is no known cure.

He is survived by his daughter, Shelley Teachout and his two grandchildren, Corey and Robert Teachout of Mendon, his friend of many years, Joanne Armstrong, his three sisters, Rosemary Bleakney of Holliston, June Ranlett of Hopkinton, Caroline Predmore of Maryland, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, Fred and Bill Grant.

A memorial service of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 1821 University Ave. W-Suite S256, St. Paul, MN. 55104. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com