William H. Grover


William “Bill” Hinckley Grover was born March 23, 1931, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the fifth child of six to Edward and Florence (Hinckley) Grover. He attended Gloucester High School, Class of 1950, where he met his future wife, Nancy Brennan. They were married on April 5, 1953, and to this union they were blessed with five children, Cynthia, Cheryl, Cathleen, Christopher and Colleen.

Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 through 1955. Upon returning to civilian life Bill earned an Associate’s Degree from Bentley College and worked for General Electric until his retirement in 1990. Bill’s hobbies and interests included golf, following the Boston Red Sox, boating, fishing and tennis.

After 40 years of marriage and retiring to Venice, Florida in 1990, Nancy passed away in January 1993. Bill met his second wife, Marilyn Lusk, a native of Minnesota, and they were married on November 27, 1993, in Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven, Florida. Bill was welcomed by Marilyn’s extended family. Bill was active in the homeowner’s association and spent a considerable amount of time on the golf course and playing tennis and was also a member of the Alexandria Golf Club when residing in Alexandria MN during the summers. In 2017, the couple moved to Alexandria permanently.

Bill passed away along with his wife, Marilyn Grover, following a tragic automobile accident near their home in Alexandria, Minnesota on November 24, 2022, at the age of 91. He was predeceased by all his siblings, Dorothy (Frank) Saunders, Muriel (Pat) Barletta, Clara (Milton) Sears, Edward, Jr. “Brud” (Jeanne) Grover and Ronald (Barbara) Grover; sisters-in-law, Bettyjane (Charles “Buddy”) Marr and Joan (Raymond) Melanson, and Norma Knuttunen; and his in-laws, Henry and Irja Brennan. Bill is survived by his daughter, Cynthia (Mark) Stroman of Novato, CA, grandchildren, Brandon Stroman of Los Angeles, CA, Devin Stroman (Carol Ferro) and great-grandson, Kylan James of Tiburon, CA; daughter, Cheryl (Paul) Bertolino of Bradenton, FL, granddaughter, Kerri (Eddie) Bauer of Bradenton, and great-grandsons, Logan and Caiden, grandson, Jeremy (Katie) Bertolino, and great-grandsons, Brock, Barrett and Beau of Parrish, FL; daughter, Cathleen Grover Rooks of Barrington, RI, grandchildren, Emma (Ajay Venkataraman) of Townsville, Australia, Hannah of Boston, MA and Sophie of Los Angeles, CA; son, Christopher (Mary Levering) Grover Barrington, RI, and grandchildren, Daniel of Newport, RI and Elizabeth and Claire of Barrington, RI; daughter, Colleen (John) Horrigan of Gloucester, MA and grandchildren, Ryan of Gloucester, MA and Jake of Boston, MA. Bill was also very active in the lives of his niece, Tina Neith, and nephew, Jeff Marr. In addition, Bill is survived by many loving nieces and nephews on Cape Ann.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 11:00 AM at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be held 3-6 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2022, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. A memorial service in Gloucester, MA  will be held at a later date.

Bill was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, therefore, memorials are preferred to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Bill Grover to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P. O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via Since 1953, the Boston Red Sox have partnered with the Jimmy Fund to raise awareness and funds to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s efforts to prevent, treat and defy cancer.

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory.

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