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Harold James Mort' Granger, Sr.

PUTNAM STATION Harold James "Mort" Granger, Sr., 60, of Fire House Lane, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at the Moses-Ludington Hospital of Ticonderoga. Born in Ticonderoga, January 12, 1947, he was the son of the late Harold S. and Elsie (O'Dell) Granger. Mr. Granger was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Viet Nam War. He has been a lifelong Putnam Station resident. He was employed as a truck driver for the Town of Putnam Highway Department for over 20 years. He was also a former Putnam Volunteer Fireman. Mort will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather, whose life revolved around his family, especially his grandchildren, Dakota, Jordan, Cassidy and Nicholas, who knew him as "Papa". His favorite hobby was restoring antique cars. In addition to his parents, he was also pre-deceased by one brother, David Granger, and one sister, Deborah Ann Granger. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Francene C. (Smith) Granger; one son, Harold "Jay" Granger, Jr. and his wife, Kelly of Putnam Station; one daughter, Lori Ann McKee and her husband, Glenn of Hague; two brothers, Douglas Granger of Esperance, and Steven Granger of Ticonderoga; and one sister, Gloria Genier of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Graveside Service took place on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the family plot of the Meadow Knoll Cemetery of Putnam Station. The Rev. Russell Bissell officiated. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 959 Route 9, Mount Royal Plaza, Queensbury, NY 12804. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

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