Grant F. Cilley

PRINCETON - Grant Franklin Cilley, 44, born Oct. 17, 1969, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in a tragic accident.

Grant was known to all as a friend, a son, a brother, a loving husband, father, and as "Grampy." Through Grant's many selfless acts he touched and saved many lives. He was an active member of the emergency medical system, serving almost 30 years with the Princeton Fire Dept., and with 12 of those years serving as leader and Fire Chief. Through his passion and wisdom, Grant shared much of his life doing the things he loved such as being "up ta camp," hunting, fishing, and boating while spending his time among family and friends.

Grant was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his mother, Janice (Saunders) Cilley. He is survived by his father, Emerson Cilley; his loving wife of 25 years, Mary (Newman) Cilley; daughter, Amanda and her husband, Graeme Riser; his one and only granddaughter, his "Honey Bunny," Sienna; mother-in-law, Beth Newman; brother, Moses Cilley and his wife, Susan; his only niece, Jan; brother-in-law, Tony Newman and wife, Amanda; special nephew, Evan MacArthur; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; extended friends and family, Tammy and Billy, Vance, Gary and Jen, Gary and Becky, Troy and Maureen; and too many more to mention in such a short remembrance.

A celebration of Grant's life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Princeton Rod & Gun Club, Princeton. Donations in Grant's memory may be made to the American , 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074; or , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 5, 2013