Mary Sienna F. Gray

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Mary Sienna F. Gray

April 09, 1932 - July 03, 2018

Belfast Mary Sienna F. Gray passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018.
She loved Maine, dancing, family, buttons, rocks, antiques, books, Belfast, senior college, walking the beach, Penobscot Shores, and all those she touched by just being herself.
Mary Sienna was born in Washington, DC, to Catherine R. Ford and Arthur John Ford Sr. She graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School in 1950. Mary Sienna had five children and a full-time job when she decided, at age 38, to go to college. She received a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State College seven years later. She went on to be a licensed counselor for 30 plus years.
Mary then started a second life. She opened an antique mall, she found a love of geology, buttons, and too many other passions to list. She lived in Florida, Maryland, Washington, and finally retired to her beloved Maine with husband, Miles, who preceded her in death on March 26, 2018. She was also preceded by Catherine R. Ford, Arthur Ford Sr., a brother, Ralph Ford, a brother, Arthur Ford Jr., and a son, Mark Edward Johnson.
Mary is survived by her children, Susan Johnson, Stephen Johnson, Michael Johnson (Pat Johnson), and John Johnson (Allison Delong), and her grandchildren, Michael, Mark, and Ford, and her special cousin, Cathy Bradbury of Winterport, Maine.
We will miss her mischievous nature, her infectious smile, her blue eyes, and always always her dancing.
A funeral mass will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Saint Francis Church, 81 Court St., Belfast, Maine, followed by a party, because Mary Sienna liked nothing more than a good party, at Penobscot Shores, 10 Shoreland Dr., Belfast, Maine, with food, beverages, and dancing.
Published on July 10, 2018
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Jamie Lucas
Jul 10, 2018
Mary was sure a wonderful friend to all of us at the Tri County Button Group. She brought so much life to our group and shared all the knowledge of Buttons with us. Please know that we are very sad to hear this. May her family know they are all in our thought and prayers.

Mini Hugs Jamie
Allison Delong
Jul 10, 2018
Mary was that rare creature: a generous and non-judgmental Mother in Law who had no expectations but appreciated everything. She and Miles welcomed me from the beginning. They gave us two decades of family fun, dinner and cocktail parties, and more laughs and stories than we can count. We are so appreciative of the many friends they made in Belfast over the past 20 years and the care they received in their last few years. She was a supporter of Maine Public Television and other like-minded causes - those who wish to make rememberances in lieu of flowers are welcome to consider accordingly.
Mary Markley
Jul 10, 2018
Rest in Peace Mary. We will all miss you at all the button clubs and shows. She always had a smile for everyone, and an outgoing personality.
Ron Harvey & Ginny Yarnell
Jul 10, 2018
With the passing of Mary from this earth there is a hole, a void that had been filled with her smile, her laugh and her amazing spirit. We feel fortunate to have had the privilege of sitting at table, sharing meals and conversation with Mary, Miles and an amazing group of folks. She will be missed, she will be remembered and I/we have been fortunate enough to have had Mary in our life if only for a short time! Our condolences to her children and grandchildren as well as to Kathy B.
Benny
Jul 10, 2018
I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mary she was a very special cousin and lots of fun to be with. She will be truly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love Benny.
Jul 09, 2018