Colonie – James J. Grant, 67, of Cohoes passed away at his home on Thursday, June 20, 2019 after a brief illness. Born and educated in New Britain, Conn., Jim was the son of the late Kenneth and Margaret Smerek Grant. He was an IT manager for New York State. Father of Michelle and James J. Grant, Jr. of Conn., grandfather of Mariah, James III and Dillon Grant and great grandfather of James IV. Brother of the late Edward Grant. Also survived by his companion of 23 years, Marie Gamache of Colonie. Funeral Monday 11:00am at the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes with Rev. Nick TeBordo officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9 to 11 prior to the service. Interment will follow in Waterford Rural Cemetery, Waterford.