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Margaret M. Grant

Margaret Mary Grant, 74, passed away on February 1, 2018 following a long illness.  A native of the Bronx, Margaret grew up in Albany.  Daughter of the late Thomas J. and Margaret Bulman Grant, she is survived by her brothers, Thomas J. Grant of Fairway, KS, John (Barbara) Grant of Marlborough, MA, and Edward (Christine) Grant of Brooklyn, NY; her nieces Elizabeth (Jeremy) Merling, Rebecca (Nathan) Grant, Meghan Grant, and nephew Spencer Grant.  She is also survived by her dear brother-in-law, Robert Whitby of Troy.  She was predeceased by her beloved sister, Geraldine Grant Whitby.

Margaret graduated from the former Vincentian Institute, Simmons College and Boston University, where she earned her PhD in biochemistry.  She was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, a medical researcher associated with SUNY Stony Brook, and a professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Hudson Valley Community College.

Margaret lived an independent and adventurous life.  She spent 8 years in The Gambia, West Africa with the Peace Corps and later the World Bank.  She was a global traveler, and loved reading, gardens and plants.  She particularly enjoyed visiting state and national parks, supporting them throughout her life.  Margaret will be missed by family, friends and former students. 

A family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.  Contributions in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to the Yosemite Conservancy. 

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On behalf of the Hudson Valley Community College Faculty Association, I would like to send condolences to Margaret's family. We will be making a donation to the Yosemite Conservancy in her name.

michael engle Feb 14 2018 12:00 AM

On behalf of the Hudson Valley Community College Faculty Association, I would like to send condolences to Margaret's family. We will be making a donation to the Yosemite Conservancy in her name.

michael engle Feb 14 2018 12:00 AM

Margaret made positive contribution to the Department of Biology-Chemistry-Physics at HVCC, she was well liked and respected by her colleagues and friends. We are sorry to hear of her passing, especially just four years after her retirement. Rest In Peace Margaret.

Jennifer C. Diedrick Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

Margaret made positive contribution to the Department of Biology-Chemistry-Physics at HVCC, she was well liked and respected by her colleagues and friends. We are sorry to hear of her passing, especially just four years after her retirement. Rest In Peace Margaret.

Jennifer C. Diedrick Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

Heard about your passing at work today. We often talked about you even after you retired. You were a person who had great experiences to share. We will miss you.

Jaya Dasgupta Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

Heard about your passing at work today. We often talked about you even after you retired. You were a person who had great experiences to share. We will miss you.

Jaya Dasgupta Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

Missing you, but remembering a life well-lived and all that you accomplished.

Bob Whitby Feb 6 2018 12:00 AM

Missing you, but remembering a life well-lived and all that you accomplished.

Bob Whitby Feb 6 2018 12:00 AM

To Margaret's family-- I extend condolences and prayer. Her amazing life does not surprise me, she was such a great classmate and a brilliant student. I have thought of her so often over the years, and share your sadness at her passing.

Marylyn deGonzague Feb 4 2018 12:00 AM

To Margaret's family-- I extend condolences and prayer. Her amazing life does not surprise me, she was such a great classmate and a brilliant student. I have thought of her so often over the years, and share your sadness at her passing.

Marylyn deGonzague Feb 4 2018 12:00 AM

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