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Friday, May 4, 2012

Fundraiser set for Sunday to raise money for memorial for Nashua man

Friends and family of a Nashua man who died earlier this year are trying to raise money for a monument by holding a benefit in Hollis this weekend.

Mark Grandmaison, 48, died on Feb. 10 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long battle with illness. On Sunday, friends and family will hold a concert and raffle benefit at Alpine Grove Banquet Facility, 19 South Depot Road, Hollis, from 1-6 p.m. to raise money for a monument to mark his grave.

The event will feature live music from four bands – Stone Castle, Old No. 7 Band, Project Mess and Fully Loaded – as well as raffle prizes, including gift certificates to local restaurants, Mayhem Ink and a guitar, according to organizer Ken Grant.

“He was just a brother from another mother,” Grant said. “That’s why I’m doing this.”

Tickets cost $20 for individuals and $30 for a couple. They’ll be available at the door or by calling Grant at 765-9281. Cash and raffle donations are also welcome.

Grandmaison was a lifelong Nashua resident, according to his obituary, and worked at Scrap Metals, owned by his father, Ansel Grandmaison. He loved motorcycles and spending time with his family and friends.

– JOSEPH G. COTE