Neil S. Grover, 59, of Boothbay, passed away peacefully the morning of March 14 at LincolnHealth – Miles Campus in Damariscotta.
Neil was the son of the late Betty L’Hostis Sitton, and Dale Grover. He was born in Boothbay, and the Boothbay region was always home to Neil, and other than to leave to go hunting, attend gun shows, or an occasional trip to Cabela’s, Neil did not see any reason to venture anywhere else. Neil had a passion for guns, gun smithing, and hobby crafts, working in his shop, and helping others in any way he could. He was a very proud NRA member. Neil had many favorite sayings, some you could repeat, others … “not so much,” and those of you who knew Neil, know what they were. He loved his family, and had a huge heart, and would do anything for anyone.
He attended local schools and graduated with the Class of 1976. He worked with Mace Carter and helped erect the footbridge in Boothbay Harbor. He worked as a ship-fitter at Goudy & Stevens Shipyard, and Washburn & Doughty. He ended his working career as a travel lift operator at Boothbay Region Boatyard. He was a member of the Damariscotta Fish and Game Club.
Neil was predeceased by his mother, Betty L’Hostis Sitton; and special dog, “Ruger.”
He is survived by wife Tracy (Cunningham) Grover of Boothbay; father, Dale Grover and wife Natalie of Hallowell; daughters, Sara E. Main of Trevett, Becky Alley and husband Mike of East Boothbay, and Linsey Lou Grover and husband Zac Spear of Boothbay; sisters, Amber Page and husband Robert of Brunswick, Nancy Long of Boothbay, and Ann Leeman and husband Gary of Hancock; half-brother, Randy Grover of Belgrade; half-sisters, Tammy Holman of Belgrade, Kathy Gardner of Hillsborough N.H., and Michelle Graybill of Sarasota, Fla.; grandchildren, Hayden and Sawyer Alley of East Boothbay, and Hailey and Jason Main of Trevett; great-granddaughter, Arrayah “T2” Petersen of Trevett; and nieces, Michelle Lewis and partner Sheila Harlow of Brunswick, Rachel Reuling and husband Calvin of Lisbon, Ryan and Trevor Morin of Boothbay, Christina Gramolini and husband Rich of Hancock, and Sabrina Leeman, also of Hancock, and Jen Long, and Erin Long of Boothbay.
Neil took special pride in his close relationship with his nephews, Stephen and wife Ginnie Arsenault of Boothbay, Bruce Arsenault of Boothbay, Parker Long and Crystal Harrington of Boothbay, Ashleeann and husband Dan Lowery of Trevett, A.J. and wife Jen Nelson of Boothbay, Patrick Michael, and Amy Grant of Trevett; great-nephews, Jaden Arsenault of Boothbay, Hunter Arsenault of Boothbay, Chloe Arsenault of Trevett, and Keegan Arsenault of Trevett; numerous friends, many other nieces and nephews; and special friends, Scott Long of Wiscasset, and Josh Zehm of Edgecomb.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556.
A celebration of Neil’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Sun., March 25 at the American Legion, Charles Sherman Post, 25 Industrial Parkway, Boothbay. A reception will follow at the Boothbay Fire Station, 911 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay.
To extend online condolences, please visit hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall Funeral Home and Tribute Center has care of the arrangements.