Dartha J. Grey

Posted Oct. 28, 2012, at 7:48 p.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT – Dartha J. Grey, beloved wife of Robert W. Grey, 70, passed away Oct. 27, 2012, at home. She was born Feb. 7, 1942, in Waterville, the daughter of Robert and Leota (Howard) Brown.

Dartha graduated from Foxcroft Academy

and Fisher College, Boston. While living in Manhattan, N.Y., Dartha worked as a legal secretary for a major law firm. After she married Bob, they began their life together in Greenwich Village. Before daughters Jennifer and Lorna started school, the family moved to New Fairfield, Conn. Dartha enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing clothes for her daughters, knitting sweaters, preparing gourmet meals, and serving as a Girl Scout leader. When the girls were old enough, Dartha went back to work as a financial analyst at Union Carbide, Danbury, Conn. Dartha and Bob chose to retire to their hometown and live year round on Sebec Lake where she took pleasure in visits from her five grandchildren; the grandchildren will cherish her witty sense of humor. Dartha was an avid reader and well known at Thompson Free Library. She also enjoyed playing tennis, golf, Mahjong and bridge. Bob and Dartha traveled frequently across the U.S., also visiting Jamaica, Barbados and Spain. Dartha had fond memories of her horseback riding days, speaking often of her horse, Cozy. She always spoke highly of her sister-in-law, Judy Bennett; and longtime friends, Jayne Diehl and JoAnn Gallagher.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Robert Grey; two daughters, Jennifer Foley and husband, Michael, of Dover-Foxcroft and Lorna Holman and husband, Randy, of Virginia; and five grandchildren, Paul, Colby and Joshua Bombero, and Annabelle and Henry Holman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Roberta Brown.

Graveside committal services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Gray Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

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