Edna J. Granger

EDNA J. GRANGER   1929 – 2022

PLAINFIELD – Edna J. Granger, 93, formerly of Danielson, CT passed away October 31, 2022 at Villa Maria Nursing Home.  She was born August 22, 1929 in Danielson, CT, daughter of the late Nelson and Antoinette (Dupont) Milliard.  

Edna grew up in Danielson, attended St. James School and then Killingly High School, graduating in 1947.  Edna met the love of her life, Norman Granger, while waitressing at Zips Diner.  They married on February 18, 1950 and spent 52 happy years together while raising three children.  Shortly after the birth of their last child, Norm built them a beautiful little home on a hill in Danielson where they lived for over 40 years.  Edna worked for several local companies and retired from LydallManufacturing in 1988, where her last position was personnel manager.  Upon her retirement, she and Norm enjoyed travelling, especially to Florida, and when back in Danielsonloved spending time with their children and grandchildren.  After Norm passed away, she and her best friend, the late Louise Gingras, enjoyed many trips with the Plainfield Senior Citizens.  Edna loved to dance and when she could no longer enjoy it in her later years, enjoyed reading, playing bingo and scratching endless numbers of lottery tickets.  She was also an avid UCONN Women’s basketball fan.  Edna has now rejoined her beloved Norman and is most likely enjoying a glass of wine as they dance together to the sounds of Tony Bennett.

In addition to her husband, Edna was predeceased by her son Robert; four brothers - Lucien, Robert, Norman and Eugene Milliard and one sister – Pauline Buteau. She was also predeceased by her son-in-law, John Warren.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susan Granger of Niwot, CO; a daughter, Debra Granger of Eastford, CT; a daughter-in-law Cassandra O’Connor of Dayville; four grandchildren – Gillian Granger and her husband Scott, Erica Bryant and her husband Maverick, James Granger and his wife Magda and Scott Granger and his fiancé Sarah Schweitzer; two great grandchildren – Brooklynn Bryant and Zoey Granger; two step grandchildren – Michael Warren and Suzanne Johnson; and two step great grandchildren – Hannah and Thomas Johnson. She is also survived by a special nephew, Gary Buteau and his family as well as several other nephews.    

***FUNERAL SERVICES HAVE BEEN POSTPONE TILL A LATER DATE***.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.