Paul E. Gant, 78, died Dec. 14, 2009 in Waterville. He was born in Belfast on Jan. 18, 1931, the son of John and Gertrude (Jenkins) Grant. He enjoyed singing and playing his guitar, tinkering and fixing things and working in his wood shop. He loved driving his truck and going riding with Christine, eating popcorn, crackers and watching TV. He especially loved his family, his children, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by three children, Michael Grant Sr., Mariette and Brent and is survived by his wife of 45 years, Christine (Hanson) Grant; three children, Paul Grant of Buckfield, John Grant of Poland and Stephen Grant of Texas; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marguerite Perkins, of Connecticut. 

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held Monday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. in Belfast with Pastor Matt Shaw officiating. Spring interment will be at Kenney Cemetery in Brooks.  On-line condolences may be placed at crabielripostafuneralhome.com.