BROOKTON – George B. Grass, 88, husband of Frances (Landry) Grass, died April 11, 2004, at a Houlton healthcare facility, after a short illness. He was born June 21, 1915, in Forest Station, the son of Edward and Minnie (Grass) Grass. George was a lifelong resident of Forest and Brookton. He worked for 30 years as a section man on the railroad, 25 years of that for the Maine Central and five years for the Canadian Pacific, from which he retired. George was a member of the Brookton Baptist Church, where he served as custodian. He took great pride and pleasure in his family, enjoying their many visits in his later years. He looked forward to his nightly ice cream with Russell. George enjoyed many faithful years of care by Frances, not having to leave home until he required hospitalization. In addition to his wife of 65 years, Frances, he is survived by two sons and their wives, Russell and Donna Grass of Brookton, and Morris and Barbara Grass of Molunkus; two daughters and their husbands, Minnie Sue and Michael Childers of Portsmouth, N.H.; and Rose and Herbert Williams of Molunkus; a brother, Samuel Grass of Danforth; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons. He was predeceased by two infant sons; two brothers, Leonard and Guilford; and three sisters, Gladys, Hazel and Lydia. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Clay Funeral Home-Bartlett Chapel, 24 Houlton Road, Danforth. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Peter Grenier officiating. Interment will be in Eaton Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish may donate in his memory to the Brookton Baptist Church. For an online register book, please visit