Sylvia Elaine (Alley) Gray, 85, died Jan. 14, 2013, at Harrington Court Health Care Center in Colchester, Conn. She was born in 1927 in Winterport, the daughter of Maurice and Hazel (Lowe) Alley.

She was a 1944 graduate of Higgins Classical Institute. She also graduated from the Eastern Maine General Hospital (now EMMC) School of Nursing in 1947, and was a registered nurse. She married Howard M. Gray of East Blue Hill on Oct. 2, 1947.

In addition to her parents, Sylvia was predeceased by her husband, Howard M. Gray, on Jan. 6, 2013; a daughter, Joanne Camille Gray; and a brother, M. Linwood Alley Jr.

She is survived by two sons, Howard "Mac" Gray Jr. and wife Marion of Old Town and Donald and wife Dianne of Lebanon, Conn. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Tesche, Ellisha "Ellie," Vanessa and John Howard "Jack," as well as great-grandchildren Michael Konarski and Evan Hancock. Sylvia is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families.

The family would like to thank the staff and management at Harrington Court for the wonderful care Sylvia received while living there.

Sylvia's joy in life was her family. She enjoyed caring for her family and was very proud of all members. Her love will be missed by all who knew her.

Private graveside services will be held in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery in Winterport.

Arrangements are with Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.