Mary E. Gray, 95

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TOPSHAM – Mary E. Gray passed away Oct. 9, at Hill House Assisted Living Facility in Bath, just two days shy of her 96th birthday.

She was born in Warren Oct. 11, 1919, at the family home, a daughter of Henry and Chisie (Young) Trone.

Gray attended local grammar schools, where her mother was an elementary teacher, sometimes helping her correct homework. She graduated from Warren High School in 1937.

On April 11, 1942 she married Douglas Gray in Warren, and followed him around the country as he trained as a glider pilot for the Army during World War II.

Gray was a homemaker throughout her marriage. She was a strict Baptist and a member of the Topsham United Baptist Church. Gray was an avid reader and her favorite pastime was bird watching. Her love of cats was well known; she never met a cat she didn’t like or want to take home.

Gray was predeceased by her husband; a brother, Charles Trone; a great-granddaughter, Mia Anaya, and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Gray.

She is survived by a daughter, Judy Bussell of Topsham; a son, Peter Gray of Topsham, four grandchildren, Jennifer Gray, Robyn Anaya, Jeffrey Bussell and Angela Arbo; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Alexander Anaya.

A graveside service is scheduled for Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at Sterling Cemetery in Warren.

The family would like to thank The Hill House, CHANS and Aging Excellence.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: A Paw in the Door, 16 Winter St., Bath, ME 04530 or the Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011.