EDITH MARY GRAY

Posted July 27, 2012, at 7:39 p.m.

BUCKSPORT – Edith Mary Gray, 72, passed away July 25, 2012, with her family by her side. She was born Dec. 26, 1939, daughter of the late Clifford and Madeline Smith.

Edith married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Gaylen Gray, June 17, 1959. They built a home in Bucksport, where Edith grew up. In addition to raising two children, she was a lifetime member of International Order of The Rainbow Girls, a ceramics teacher, as well as an active member of the community, raising funds and founding the committee that decorated the town of Bucksport in the Christmas season. Friends and family were the delight of Edith. She was ever known for her friendly disposition and outgoing personality. Always quick to befriend the people who moved into the apartment buildings that she managed and ever ready with a funny quip or witty advice. Edith was

"nana" to everyone.

Edith is survived by her husband, Gaylen Gray; her sister, Sandra Gray and husband, Durwood Gray; her aunt, Tina Wentworth; her son and his girlfriend, Clifford Gray and Sheila Smith; her daughter, Barbara Gray; her grandchildren, James, Amber Gray and Amanda Reeves; and very dear friends, Lorraine Claire, Sharon Gray and William Fongealez.

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Monday, July 30, at Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport, with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. Family and friends are welcome to gather at Bucks Mills Rod and Gun Club after the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Edith’s memory to Northern New England ALS Association: ALS Association, NNE Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry St., Suite 309, Concord, NH 03301. Arrangements are under the direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 28 Elm St., Bucksport.

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