BLUE HILL – Donald Edward Gray, 78, passed away peacefully March 20, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. He was born March 30, 1935, in Blue Hill, a son of Warren and Mildred (Leighton) Gray.
Donald was raised in Blue Hill. He was an all-star athlete for George Stevens Academy. He enjoyed attending high school sports events as well as watching games on television. Many will remember Donald as the owner of the Blue Hill Exxon service station. During that time in his life he enjoyed snowmobile trips to Rangeley with friends and family. In recent years, Donald and Patricia took a number of trips in their camper van across the country visiting 46 states in all. He loved his family and friends and will be sadly missed by many.
Donald is survived by his four sons, Tom and his wife, Sharon, and their daughter, Tiffany, Bill, John and his wife, Nicole, and Jim and his wife, Cat, and her daughter, Hannah. He was the second-born of three children and is survived by his brother, Robert Gray and his family; and nieces and nephews. He was recently predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Clapp Gray; and his brother, Duane in 2012.
A joint memorial service for Donald and Patricia will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at First Baptist Church, Blue Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peninsula Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 834, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.