Annati, Grant Augusto
Age 27, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 doing what he loved to do the most, riding his motorcycle. Grant was born in Mesa AZ on April 4, 1994. During Grant’s short fast paced life he also lived in Ahawatukee AZ, Greer SC, Albuquerque NM, Phoenix AZ, Brindisi Italy, South Woodstock ME and Lafayette IN.
Grant is survived by his parents: Richard and Lori-Ann Annati; brothers: Ethan Ettore Annati, Cole Lawrence Annati and his wife, Skyla, Tristin Emmanuelle Annati and Tristin’s daughter, Itanna; grandmother: Patricia Breame and step grandfather, Fred Breame; godmother: Iole Annati; aunts and uncles: Sandy Caliri and husband, Bob, Larry Lane and wife, Maureen, Frank Annati and wife, Eva.
Grant’s ashes will be spread in private ceremonies over the graves of his grandparents: Ettore Annati, Ida Annati, and Larry Lane; his great great grandparents, Emmanuelle and Eugenia Mallia, Larry and Elsie Haynes and his godfather, Augusto Annati.
At an early age Grant demonstrated an uncanny and nearly savant aptitude for mechanical things, an aptitude he acquired from his grandfather, Larry Lane and his great grandfather, Francisco Annati. When most children his age were happy to just have a bicycle, Grant had accumulated a host of various bicycle parts and would build and entirely reconfigure a different bicycle out of the pile every few days. A couple years later Grant bought a CB550 motorcycle that didn’t run and was weathering outdoors in the elements for 10 years, Grant dissected it reassembled it and had it running the next day. Years before he was old enough to drive, self taught, he rebuilt his first V8 engine. Also, at an early age Grant exhibited an uncanny ability with animals and rode one of his many bikes to a nearby equestrian property to work as a stable hand in exchange for riding time on the horses. Grant acquired the equestrian gene from his great grandfather, Larry Gagnon who trained stunt horses for the movie industry including Roy Rodgers and Dale Evan’s horses.
Grants proficiency for riding bikes and driving cars was also evident at an early age. Soon the bicycles were replaced with dirt bikes. When Grant was but 9 years old he was proficiently riding a Honda XR650 Baja racer. Since he was so small relative to the motorcycle, he would run along side of it as he let out the clutch then jump aboard and swing his leg over as if he was mounting a horse. Dismounts were always interesting but Grant never crashed. At that age Grant could also drive a full sized Harley Davidson as long as there was a passenger on the back to put their feet down to hold the bike up as Grant started and stopped it because Grant’s little legs were far to short to reach the ground. Automobiles came into the picture at about the same time and with a couple pillows behind Grant’s back and the seat pulled all the way forward, Grant learned to drive the family car on the then dirt roads in North Albuquerque Acres. Later in life, Grant skillfully could back-up any sized trailer and zip it into the most challenging of parking spots, very rarely needing to take a second pass at it.
Grant’s first real job was in a tire shop and soon thereafter he was behind the counter at an auto parts store. It wasn’t long before Grant owned his own repair shop. There, day after day, his mechanical aptitude was demonstrated in truly amazing ways. Although motorcycles were Grants favorite things to work on, he could diagnose and repair any aspect of any motor vehicle. With the exception of a diesel mechanic certification Grant was self taught in these regards.
Grant had a great big heart that betrayed his overtly gruff exterior. If someone Grant loved was in need, there was no bounds to what Grant would do for them. Grant thoroughly enjoyed being in the presence of children. Sharing his love with kids was where Grant found his true solace in life. Children grounded him. Grant was an incredible nurturer, naturally and comfortably maternal in his interaction with the littlest of babies that entered into his life.
Grant will be forever remembered for the boundless love he had for those fortunate enough to be in his inner circle.
Seldom, if ever, in our lives do our paths cross with an individual as loving and wonderful as Grant. Those that truly loved Grant and knew Grant deeply experienced this first hand.
Together let’s celebrate the many joys Grant brought into our lives. Grant would never want those he loved to be driven to sadness by his memory but rather would want those he loved to smile and rejoice in fond memories of the good and happy times he shared with us.
Grant was a natural leader and a unifier. The discord and money-grabbing thievery that erupted upon his passing would be very troubling to Grant and is a gross and disgusting disservice to Grant’s honor, memory, legacy and name.
Memorial funds in Grant’s honor may be contributed to the following: gofundme in Grant’s name by Ryan Franco, memorial bracelets in Grant’s name by Felicia Duran. Please note that these are the only legitimate means of memorial funding activities in honor of Grant Annati’s legacy, be wary of profiteers. Upon establishment of paternity all remaining proceeds from the legitimate memorial funding efforts will be placed in trust for little Azrael Steven, otherwise all proceeds will be directed to a living trust fund supporting educational grants for aspiring young motorcycle and diesel mechanics so that Grant’s name will carry on in legacy within his chosen trade.
Regrettably and with the greatest of sorrow - due to the sac religious desecration of Grants honor, memory, home, business and personal effects on September 27, 2021 - there will be no calling or services in Albuquerque, NM.
To those very very very few individuals who truly loved Grant and righteously stood by and honored Grant’s name and memory upon his passing by exhibiting proper, respectable and honorable social behavior - the entire Annati family expresses their deepest heartfelt appreciation. Rest assured that Grant will be your guardian angel until your reunion with him.
"It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain, in terms of wisdom and inner strength, is often that of greatest difficulty.” - The Dalai Lama
“I love those who can smile when in trouble.”~ Leonardo da Vinci
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”~ William Shakespeare
“I live more in two minutes at 200 miles per hour than most people live in their entire lifetime.” - Bart Monroe
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