Frances L. Gray


Frances L. Gray, 92, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 7, 2019, at Sonogee Rehabilitation Center in Bar Harbor. She was born on Oct. 6, 1926, in Bar Harbor, the daughter of Alfred E. and Viola B. (Staples) Rodick.

Fran’s greatest joys were her family, her church, and her Northeast Harbor community, where she spent her adult life. She was a member of the Seaside United Church of Christ in Northeast Harbor. She worked for approximately 35 years at the Mt. Desert Dry Cleaners in Northeast Harbor.

Fran is survived by her sons, Douglass Jr. and Russell and his wife, Gayle, all of Northeast Harbor; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Bradley, Aaron, Adam, Allison, RoseAnna, Benjamin, and Gabriel; 11½ great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary McFarland of Ellsworth, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Douglass Sr., her daughter, Marie Lunt, and five siblings, Al, Ruth, Viva, Ben, and Jeannette.

Services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Seaside United Church of Christ in Northeast Harbor. Spring interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Northeast Harbor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seaside United Church of Christ, 21 Summit Road, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PL, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.

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