Arthur Grant

Arthur Grant

On October 5, 2023 Arthur Grant, affectionately known as Fred by family and childhood friends from Chelsea, left his earthly home to join his beloved wife Helen.

Born at home in Chelsea, Vermont on October 23, 1931 Art always said he had seen the best of times and was glad he lived when he did.

If you had time to sit and listen, Art always had a story to tell whether from his youth growing up on the Chelsea West Hill attending a one room school house or the travels he shared with his wife. His stories were made even better by his old time Vermont accent which added character.

Art was known for his hard work which started at a young age using a cross cut saw to cut pulp wood and Christmas trees to buy his first car. Whether working in the woods, farming or shoveling sawdust into his 70’s he was extremely proud of his work ethic and accomplishments and that his boys had acquired those same values. He spent many hours preaching the importance of hard work and good values to his grandchildren who he was extremely proud of.

He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Waltham and a member of the Masons.

Art leaves behind his brother Leon (Sandy) Grant, and sister Beverly Casey. His twin boys Gerald (Paula) & Gary (Tammy), his stepson Craig L’Heureux, son-in-law Donald Collette, grandchildren Gary, Arthur (Tiffany) Geoffrey (Katie), Chelsea (Adam) Thomann, Jordon (Ashley), James (Stephanie) Ball, as well as, his great grandchildren, Hunter, Kendra, Camryn, Holden, Avery, Wylder, and Lane.

He was predeceased by his wife Helen, his parents Walter and Marion Grant, brothers Gerald and Gordie Grant, Step children Norma (Tootie) Collette and Leonard Ball.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 13th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Victory Baptist Church in Waltham, Vermont. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14th also at Victory Baptist Church in Waltham. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Porter Medical Center, Middlebury, VT. To send online condolences to his family please visit

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6 months ago

Leon … so sorry fir your loss … take care

Melissa Casey
6 months ago

My deepest condolences and prayers to all family and friends during this time. So many years and so many stories from Orange County to Addison County, as well as many points between and beyond. A long life well lived with the love of God, family, and country always in his heart. I appreciate all the wisdom passed down, the boisterous laughter at family gatherings, and all the hugs! I know you are in a better place Uncle Fred and what a grand welcoming and reunion taking place in God’s Kingdom. Thank you for your service to our country. Thank you for sharing and caring for all of us kids – generation after generation. The testament of your strong influence and unwaivering love will reflect on all of us forever. God bless and bring peace and comfort to all.

Dawn Shepard
6 months ago

Our thoughts go out to Arts boys and the family he was a very special person a true Vermonter, friend to many many stories and memories Charlie and Dawn

Roxanna Emilo
6 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Art was a wonderful person growing up in my families lives. We always looked forward to his visits and loved him. He will be missed!

Eldon & Pauline Atkins
6 months ago

Our deepest condolences for your loss .

James Clark
5 months ago

My heart and prayers go out to family and friends of Art. I was so lucky to have gotten to know him.

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