Carolyn Howard Grant


Carolyn Howard Grant, born Nov. 21, 1928, in Rockland, died Nov. 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by mother Esther Howard, father Leo Howard and her beloved husband of 54 years, James W. Grant. Brothers Perry Howard (Baton Rouge, La.) Emery Howard (Rockland), sisters Nancy Halpern (Covina, Calif.) and Dorothy Blackington (Portland, Maine).

Survived by sons James Grant (Heather), Mitchell Grant (Lori), daughters Jill Grant and Pam Grant. Grandchildren, Hayley Grant, Jamie Grant and Gabriella Grant.

She was a 1946 graduate of Rockland High School. During college she worked at the Kimball House in Northeast Harbor, where she met the love of her life, “Jimmy.” She was a 1950 graduate of Gorham State Teachers College.

She spent 34 years in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and enjoyed decades of summers on Mount Desert Island, where she lived full time for 12 years. Cado, as friends knew her, loved picnics at Clifton Dock, boating with her “Jimmy” on Somes Sound and dining under pines at her home in Hall Quarry. She was a dedicated member of Somesville Congregational Church.

Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Carolyn Grant to Somesville Congregational Church, Somesville Union House, P.O. Box 96, Mount Desert, ME 04660. Arrangements by Schoedinger Northwest Chapel. To share memories or condolences, please visit

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