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HERMON - Rosanne P. Gray, daughter of Walter O. Pendleton and Iva (Miller) Pendleton, passed away peacefully at home, May 16, 2016. She was born in Hermon in the spring of 1929.

Rosanne attended Hermon schools and graduated from the University of Maine in 1951. On April 19, 1953, she married Kenneth H. Gray, a Korean War veteran.

Rosanne taught school for 17 years in North Anson, Carmel and Hermon. She was the author of the book, Recollections of Hermon, Maine, written for George "Abe" Homsted. She was one of the authors of the book, Hermon, Maine, Then and Now, which was published in 2005 after 6 1/2 years of research and writings. She has been a member of the Hermon Historical Society since it was formed in 1987.

Rosanne exercised at the YMCA for over 23 years. She enjoyed reading, feeding the birds, doing genealogy and historical research, and traveling with her husband in their motor home. She was always interested in town affairs and was very proud of her family.

Rosanne was predeceased by her parents, and step-mother, Ruth (Thompson) Pendleton.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth; two daughters, Cynthia Little and her husband, Roy of Carmel, Nancy DeLong and her husband, Brent of Bangor; four grandchildren, Bryan Little of Bangor, Lauren (Little) Pearson and her husband, David of Manhattan, KS, Scott DeLong and his fiance, Kelsey Burt of Bangor, Katelyn (DeLong) Boucher and her husband, Mark of Brunswick; a sister, Sylvia Leibensperger and her husband, Howard of Stephentown, N.Y.; three nieces; two sisters-in-law, Gwendolyn Trenholm of Hermon, Charlene Norman of Jayess, MS; and wonderful friends.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., following the service.

Burial will be at a later date at Snows Corner Cemetery, Hermon.

Those wishing to remember Rosanne in a special way, may contribute in her memory to the Hermon High School Alumni Association, C/O Hermon High School, 2415, Rt. 2, Hermon, ME 04401.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  May 19, 2016
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