- Frances Wilma Bray, 100, died peacefully, January 27, 2017, in Ellsworth. She was born September 12, 1916, in Hartford, CT., the daughter of Joseph C. and Wilma A. (Snowman) Bray.
Frances was a member of the East Bucksport United Methodist Church, the Bucksport Senior Citizens, and enjoyed bowling on the Lane Girls Bowling team in her earlier years. Fran was a charter member of the Snowshoe Quilters of Patten, and remained an active member. Sadly, Frances will miss Tom Brady and the Patriots playing in next week's Super Bowl, she rarely missed a game.
She is survived by 5 children; James J. Maguire and wife, Bonnie of Corinth, Diane J. Willey of Bucksport, Joanne W. Grunwald and husband, Leo of Orland, Linda M. Whitaker and husband, Nate of Westport Island and Edwin J. Maguire II and wife, Kathleen of Orland; sister-in-law, Norma Bray of Bucksport;15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by 3 brothers; Phillip, Cecil and Joseph Bray; 3 sisters, Cleo Noonan, Thelma Leighton and Barbara Klein. Fran was also predeceased by the father of her children, Edwin J. Maguire; and 2 sons-in-law, Allan "Burr" Taylor and Robert "Bob" Willey.
Fran's family would like to thank the staff at Seaport Village Healthcare for all the love and care provided to her.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at Oak Grove Cemetery, Orland. Donations may be made in her memory to the Hancock County Homecare & Hospice, P.O. Box 655, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or Hospice of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Ave., Ellsworth, ME 04605.
Arrangements by Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. www.mitchelltweedie-young.com.
Published on  January 31, 2017