Frances L. Gray, born Sept. 19, 1931, to Myron and Anne Curtis, both of whom predeceased her, passed away Jan. 17, 2021, at a health care facility in Bangor from COVID-19. She also fought Alzheimer’s disease for several years.

Frances enjoyed, in her early years, knitting, crocheting, gardening, canning the vegetables for winter and caring for her family. She had grandchildren to her home for weekends long into their teens. Frances was happiest making pies and biscuits for anyone who stopped by. She worked by her husband’s side in his fishing business for many years.

Frances was predeceased by her husband of more then 50 years, Vernard S. Gray Sr., and by her grandson Wyatt Gray.

Surviving are her children, Vernard “Garlie” Gray Jr. and his wife, Carol; Andrea Grindle and her husband, John; Shelly Gray and her partner, Maurice Beldon; and Aaron Gray and his wife, Tammy; her grandchildren, Shannon Gray, Lynn Robshaw, Travis Veilleux, Trever Veilleux, John Merrithew and Paige Gray; her great-grandchildren, Chanelle, Nathaniel, Alex, Tanner, Eli, Paisley, Shealynn and Avery; and her great-great-grandchildren, Nora and August, her sister Henrietta Seekins and her step brother Walter Rollerson.

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