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Obituary of Fern Grant


Fern A. Grant, 78, of Cortland, passed away on May 12, 2024 at home.


She was born on June 25, 1945 in Ogdensburg, NY to her parents Frank Silas Hoover and Maida Smith. Fern made her career by caring for others as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant working at Highgate Manor. She found much enjoyment in her leisure time working on and creating plastic canvas projects. Fern was a lover of birds and enjoyed tending to her plants.

She is survived by her children June (Ron) Price, Lawrence (Aleisha Wilson) Grant, Edward Grant, and Charles Joseph; a sister Kathy Savacool; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers Frank Hooper and Lawrence Hooper; and her half-brother Christopher Smith.

Calling hours will be held on Monday May 20th from 11am to 1pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., with a time of sharing to immediately follow at 1.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.

To offer online condolences, please visit www.wright-beard.com

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