Grant Larronde

Grant Earl Larronde, son of Michael Louis and Elaine (Vrabel) Larronde was born February 19, 1986 in Webster, Texas.  His Dad, Mike, died on September 12, 2010, Grant joined him on June 22, 2014.  He will be greatly missed by his mother, Elaine, sister, Tiffany; other relatives and friends.  A visitation will begin at 9:30 am Saturday, June 28 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 15500 El Camino Real, Houston, TX, 77062.  The Rosary will be recited at 10:30 am followed by a Mass at 11:00 am.  The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.  In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made payable to the Polish Union of U.S.A., P.O. Box 660, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18703-0660. They will be offering a scholarship in memory of Grant.

The following was read by his mother, Elaine at the service:

Oh my God! Oh sweet Jesus! Please give me the strength and the faith to endure my precious son’s untimely and tragic passing as I endured his father’s horrific passing almost four years ago! Love, happiness, success, peace, these beautiful words Mike and I attached to our hopes and dreams for Grant’s future as we reached out to hold him on the day he was born over 28 years ago. Time raced by, play dates, family holidays, private schools, cub scouts, alter server, soccer, little league, tae kwan do, American Red Cross, lifeguard, snow skiing, snorkeling, cruses, fishing, football, TX A&M, Corpus Christi, Phi Delta Theta fraternity, University of Houston, through these years Grant reached out to us with his love, laughter, innocence, compassion and zest for life. Mike and I, in turn, reached out to embrace him with our love and everything we had. As Grant greatly struggled with his dad’s passing, I struggled to reach out to Grant. The love, happiness, success and peace that Mike and I envisioned for our son’s long life was not his fate. Instead our son left our world and is in the arms of God in Heaven where his soul is at peace and at rest with his Dad!


  1. I am so sorry Elaine and Tiffany. My heart aches for the both of you. I will pray that you find comfort and peace.

    Diana Samson

    Diana Samson
  2. We had some good times Grant. May you find the peace your soul has been looking for. I will miss you.

    Jayson Dodaro
    • To my sweet Tia Elaine and cousin Tiffany…words cannot describe how I am feeling. I wish timing was on my side and I would be able to be with you all during this time. Grant will always be loved by us…he was such a sweet person and fun to be around. I have so many fond memories of all our summers in Houston…Grant was the playful one and as one person mentioned above always wanted to “look” jus right:) God surely blessed him with good looks and a personality to match. Remember the good times Tia Elaine…remember his beautiful smile and those cute dimples. You were a wonderful mom…he loved you…he said so one day when we were driving to town…..we shared stories of how at times it was hard to see things from a mothers point of view…but he knew u loved him. Stay close to our God Tia Elaine, I can only imagine what this is like but I KNOW without a doubt that Grant is in a better place and I know he can rest now and is at peace. Tiff stay strong as you and your mother will need each other now more than ever, I love you both so much! I will be there in spirit and have you both in prayer

      Sylvia Perdomo
  3. Not sure where to start, Grant was and still will be one of my best friends. I met him as pledge member to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at TAMUCC. I spent many days hanging put with Grant while at TAMUCC and not one day did we find to be boring. He was a very competitive person and always wanted to be the best looking person around I must say he stayed on top of his tanning and abs (lol). When attending social gatherings Grant usually was shirtless to show off his hard work he put in at the gym. We long boarded together, surfed together, and he always was looking to be the best. It’s very sad to hear of losing him, and I only hope for him to be in a better place now. I hope to ride more waves with you another day brother. To his family i can only imagine howmuch meant to you and would love to share memories with you. Grant hopefully you will watch over us all and have our backs when we need it, Rest In Peace!

    Jimmy White
  4. I am so sorry for your loss Elaine. May God watch over you and your daughter and support you in this difficult time. Sorry to miss the rosary at St. B’s as we will be out of town. With deepest sympathy.
    Karen Adams

    Karen Adams
  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Tiffany and Elaine you will both be in my prayers. xoxo

    Jillian Rowlands-Dobrowalski
  6. Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss Tiffany and Elaine. Your brother/son was once upon a time my prince charming. He was full jokes and high spirits and was sure he was going to be something huge one day. He is to me and always will be.. he is a one of a kind.. and I would tell him that..he would accept with a smile and then proceed to walk around the house stopping at EVERY MIRROR to make sure he was on point then turn around and wink and say “that’s right!”. Thinking of him makes me smile. I will always be here for your family… and if ever you would like a charming memory of him..I’d love to share many with you. He will always be in our hearts. And I will always think of all of you as extended family.

    Chelsea Lieder
  7. Dear Elaine and Tiffany,

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your beloved Grant. We know your hearts are broken and we pray that you find comfort in knowing he is now at peace and resting with Mike. Elaine, you were a wonderful mother to him – the best – and he knew it, too.

    There has always been an incredible amount of love and kindness in your family, which you share freely and unselfishly with each other and those you hold dearest to your hearts. Grant will remain in our hearts forever, and the never-ending cherished memories that you, your family, and friends have of him will never diminish.

    It is the memories – the joy, laughter, smiles, pranks, sideways glances, winks, hugs, holding hands, triumphs, imperfections, kisses – all of it – that helps us heal and eternally remember the beauty of those we love; who God lets us borrow for a brief time before he calls them home.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    With our deepest love and sympathy,
    John, Cindy, Mark, and Jaclyn Campanella

    Cindy Campanella
  8. Elaine and Tiffany,
    Marygrace and I would like to pay our condolences to all of you in these troubling times and wish we could be there for comfort and support. May God watch over you all, help you with your healing process and give you the strength you require. Know that your long list of cousins, family and friends are grieving with you and are there and here for your support.
    Love Drew and Marygrace

    Drew Beideman
  9. Dear Elaine and Tiffany,

    We were all so sorry to hear about Grant and we are thinking of both of you during this difficult time. Although many miles separate us, we still managed to feel a close bond with your family. I still recall your eloquent Christmas letters,that we received from you over the past years, sharing happy family news and beautiful photos of Grant and Tiffany. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    With deepest affection and sympathy,

    Karen, Joe, Matt and Catherine Clawson

    Karen Clawson
  10. Dear Elaine and Tiffany,

    During this difficult time, my prayers go out to all of your family for peace, strength, and comfort. I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember your sweet family so well from the early days at St. Thomas.

    Priscilla Magnuson

    Priscilla Magnuson
  11. Elaine and Tiffany,
    I am so saddened to hear about Grant. In my mind he is still the little boy playing on the street with my boys. I know your hearts are broken. I will keep you all in my prayers. Much love sent your way.

    Carrie Dulmage
  12. I will remember Grant as a very cool cousin. Whenever I came down to Texas, Grant would put aside time to be with me; no matter the occasion. Our moments together ranged from simple and light-hearted gaming sprees to heavy and contemplative conversations and I will miss our moments together even more now that he has passed on.

    Christian Osborne
  13. I am VERY sorry to hear about Grant. I will be in touch
    With you SOON… You are in my thoughts and prayers .
    Love… Mildred xo.

    Mrs Mildred Zvonchenko
  14. Tiffany and Elaine,

    Carrie said it very well. It seems like just yesterday the kids were all playing on the street at Seahorse or in our hot tub or in your pool. Chuck and John send their condolences. You will be in all our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Howie Dulmage
  15. Grant I Feel terrible I can’t stop crying everytime I think about this. It just doesn’t even seem real yet. 🙁 I wish I could see you one last time and hear your laugh you had such a genuine heart I miss you already honey. We had some great times together I know your in a better place now. And I will be there for your tomorrow baby I love you.

    Mandy garcia
  16. Elaine and Tiffany,

    We were all so sorry to hear about Grant. Our hearts go out to you both at this difficult time. I have vivid memories of the fun times you showed our family on one of our visits to Barbie in New Orleans. We hit three states in three days including a trip to Texas to see you, Mike, Tiffany and Grant. Tiffany, Grant and Ryan had such a great time at Astroland that we never got home until 10:30 p.m. and Mike was there waiting to grill steaks for our dinner! Elaine, you and and Mike were great parents and such kindhearted people. I’m sure you have many memories just like we do. May God comfort you and give you strength. We all wish we could be there to support you in person, but know that we are with you in spirit.

    Love, Lisa, Rich and Ryan Saupp

    Lisa Saupp
  17. I knew Grant through my daughter, Chelsea. Grant, Chelsea and I enjoyed a couple of long weekends together watching tv and going out to eat. He was there for me when I wasn’t quite sure what to do once and I will always appreciate that. I enjoyed Grant and his wonderful smile and his ways were just adorable. Although I knew him only briefly he will be forever in my heart. My prayers are with him and all of his family. Rest in Peace precious boy. May God Bless you all.

    Karen Lieder
  18. Dear Elaine,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Cathy Nerios
  19. My Dearest Cousin Elaine and Tiffany,

    Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy for your loss of our dear Grant. I will always remember him and the great times we had in Houston when I visited. We are so sorry we could not be with you as planned, but received the call of Chook’s kidney transplant the day we were leaving. I hope to spend some time with you soon. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Barb, Tom and Chook

    Barbara Podliski O'Connell
  20. Elaine and Tiffany,

    We were all so sorry to learn about Grant and wish we could be there with you during this most difficult time!! It is unimaginable what you two are going through but I hope you both can find peace and comfort in your many memories of the wonderful young man he had become. Know that he is in a much better place now and I am sure that he is with Mike and the two of them are watching over you both from heaven. We have a very large loving family and I know that we are ALL sending love and prayers your way and I hope that it helps ease the pain just a little. You are constantly in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Missy, Jeff, Taylor and Hailey Trent

    Missy Trent
  21. Elaine and Tiffany,
    I have struggled to find the right words to express my deepest sorrow for the loss of you beloved son and brother, Grant. I was shocked to hear the news of his tragic death. I will continue to pray that God will help you with your heartache and ease your pain.
    Indeed miles separate our families. I was not fortunate enough to know my second cousin, Grant, personally. I fondly recall the Christmas news letters and other cards and photos that you would send to my mother. I remember this one particular Halloween photo hanging on my parent’s refrigerator of Tiffany, Grant and the family bull dog. I can’t remember the dog’s name, but I remember Tiffany looking very poised and Grant holding the dog’s head and looking like he was having fun with his dog while making a silly smile face for you and the camera. It warms my heart to know that I can easily recall his smile. I hope, in some very small way, it helps both of you too.
    Please know that you will all be in our family prayers.
    Peace, love and warmest memories,
    Terri, Clyde, Johnathan and Madelyn

    Terri & Clyde Ray
  22. I love you Grant.

    Dakota Clay
  23. Dear Elaine and Tiffany, I have just learned of your loss and I am so sorry to hear this.
    The news is devastating. Please know that my heart is so very heavy for you both.
    Words cannot express the deep pain I feel for you.

    Diane Neustadter

    Diane Neustadter
  24. Miss you a lot Grant!! All that you did for me and my son that will always mean the world to me and I’ll never forget that. I hope your resting easy my friend.


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