Neil S. Grover 59, of Boothbay, ME., passed away peacefully the morning of March 14, 2018 at Lincoln Health Center 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 that 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 and 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 his wife Tracy (Cunningham) Grover, of Boothbay, Father; Dale Grover and his wife Natalie of Hallowell. Daughters; Sara E. Main of Trevett, Becky Alley and her husband Mike of East Boothbay, Linsey Lou Grover and her husband Zac Spear of Boothbay. Sisters; Amber Page and her husband Robert of Brunswick, Nancy Long of Boothbay, Ann Leeman and her 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, Florida.
Four grandchildren; Hayden and Sawyer Alley of East Boothbay, Hailey and Jason Main of Trevett.
Great Granddaughter; Arrayah “T2” Petersen of Trevett.
Nieces; Michelle Lewis, and partner Sheila Harlow of Brunswick, Rachel Reuling and her husband Calvin of Lisbon, Ryan and Trevor Morin of Boothbay, Christina Gramolini and her husband Rich, of Hancock and Sabrina Leeman also of Hancock. Jen Long and Erin Long of Boothbay.
Neil took special pride in his close relationship with his nephews; Stephen and his wife Ginnie Arsenault of Boothbay, Bruce Arsenault of Boothbay, Parker Long and Crystal Harrington of Boothbay, Ashleeann and her husband Dan Lowery of Trevett, A.J. and his 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, special friends Scott Long of Wiscasset and Josh Zehm of Edgecomb.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb.
A celebration of Neil’s life will be held, Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 1 P.M. at the American Legion, Charles Sherman Post, 25 Industrial Parkway, Boothbay, ME. A reception will follow at the Boothbay Fire Station, 911 Wiscasset Rd. Boothbay.