Frances L. Gray

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Frances L. Gray

October 06, 1926 - January 07, 2019

Northeast Harbor - Frances L. Gray, 92, passed away Monday evening, January 7, 2019, at Sonogee Rehabilitation Center in Bar Harbor. She was born on October 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 thirty-five 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; 11 1/2 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 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 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 Street, Mt. Desert, ME.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.
Published on January 8, 2019
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Ben "Chip" Rodick
Jan 08, 2019
My Aunt Fran
She was my Aunt
She was my Godmother
As I went through life
She was my mentor

I ate at the table in her kitchen
I slept in a bed in a spare room that she had
I enjoyed myself at the “camp” she and Uncle Doug had in Eastbrook
On many an occasion

I could ask for no better Aunt
She had the courage to always connect and relate with my father
Their relationship was never estranged
It was a constant inspiration in my life

She was loving
She was kind
She never held a grudge

To my cousins Russell and Doug
To their wives
To all of their children

May Francis Rodick Gray Rest In Peace
May the Lord have a room for her in his House

Glory always to our Lord ans Savior Jesue Christ
...
Glory always be to his name

Amen
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