BELFAST —Wayne Douglas Grant, 67, of Belfast passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home Oct. 2, 2021.  He was born June 9, 1954, in Bangor to Maurine (Miller) Grant Kimball and Rexford Sumner Grant.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Michael, Danita and Phyllis Grant.

Wayne spent many days as a child going to his grandparents’ house, where they had cows, chickens and a big garden. Wayne had fond memories of those days and often spoke of them. He grew up in Rumford and Manchester, attending schools there.

Wayne had a great work ethic and was always proud that he had a job. In his younger years, he worked in a shoe factory, restaurants and on a dairy farm, which he enjoyed very much. He often would still want to go visit the cows at a local dairy farm and had done so the day he passed. After moving to Belfast 28 years ago, Wayne worked many years at Little River Apparel, right up until they closed. He more recently worked at Darby’s, a job he truly loved to go to on the weekends.

Wayne was a kind man and always had a smile for everyone. Wayne was well known in the community by many and enjoyed stopping to say hello to the local merchants at their places of business, and the owners and staff were always very nice to him. He especially liked going to the Colonial Theatre in Belfast, Darby’s and Alexia’s Pizza on his weekly night out before COVID-19 closed many of the businesses. Wayne was a Star Wars fan and would go to see all the movies and also watched them at home. Wayne loved to travel and his friends Julie and Alan took him to many places and on many cruises. Wayne visited Hawaii, Aruba, Alaska, Canada, all through the Caribbean, and many times in Florida.

Wayne will be greatly missed by many, especially his close friends, Julie and Alan Wood, Heidi, Devin, Elaine, Matt and his girlfriend of many years, Shirley.

A special thank-you to Terry and all at Community Explorations for making Wayne’s life a little happier each day that he got to spend time with his friends and staff while there.

Services will be held Oct. 12 at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Visiting hours are 1 to 2 p.m., with the service at 2.

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