Stella A. Granger NEWPORT — Stella A. Granger, 96, passed away at Summercrest Assisted Living Facility in Newport, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. She was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, on April 11, 1924, the daughter of George and Emeline (Chambers) Blish. Stella attended Claremont schools and worked in Claremont at various positions. She married Leonard A. Granger on April 28, 1948. They lived in several communities near Claremont and in 1955, moved to Lebanon, New Hampshire. Stella worked as a housekeeper for a number of families for many years before becoming a matron at Hopkins Center in Hanover, New Hampshire. In 1980, she and Leonard retired and moved to Kenneth City, Florida, where they spent many years enjoying the Floridian climate and casual lifestyle. Stella was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; her brothers, George Blish Jr., Kenneth Blish, and sisters, June Lambert, Dorothy Blish; daughter-in-law, Gail Granger. She is survived by her sons, Leonard A. Granger, Decatur, Illinois, Richard A. Granger and wife Theresa Granger, Deerfield, New Hampshire; granddaughter, Mel, and grandsons, Cory and Christopher Granger, as well as four great-granddaughters, Ashley, Skylar, Summer and Paislee; brothers, Robert Blish, Claremont, Clyde Blish, Iowa; sister, Beatrice Tebo, Claremont; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. After relocating back to New Hampshire, she spent many enjoyable years at Summercrest Assisted Living Community. She enjoyed participating in many of the activities and collecting “coupons.” She will be remembered for her love of family, cooking and travel. The family would like to thank all the staff at Summercrest for their professional care and treating Stella with respect and dignity. We would also like to thank Lake Sunapee Region VNA-Hospice organization for their compassionate care. Funeral services will be private for Stella’s family, officiated by Rev. Eldon Simpson, pastor, First United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. A public walk-through visitation will be held from 6–8 p.m. on Monday, July 27, at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St., Claremont. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral home and Granger family ask all attending the visitation to abide with all regulations and please wear a mask and use social distancing. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Summercrest Assisted Living Facility, 169 Summer St., Newport, NH 03773. You are invited to share a memory of Stella with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.

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