Alma's Story

BLUE HILL - Alma B. Gray, widow of Gaylor A. "Mike" Gray, died peacefully Tuesday May 31st, 2016.

She was born in Woodbury, Conn March 21, 1925. She graduated from Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing,and came to Maine to work at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. She spent her entire career, spanning over 40 years, caring for the people of the Blue Hill peninsula region.

She retired reluctantly in 1986, returning to her home and family 2 doors down from the hospital.

Alma is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Scholl and her husband Harrison; her son, Scott, and his husband Edward; three granddaughters, Tanya, Heather, and Allisan; five great-grandchildren; a very special niece, Jan Giroux; and countless friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Alma also had a special relationship with Joyce Hopkins, which lasted a lifetime.

She was predeceased by her husband in August 2012.

Alma was able to achieve her wish of remaining in her own home later in life, thanks to the superb support of her caregivers Shirley, Anita, Lori, and Sharri (The Girls). They along with Scott and Edward, whom moved in with her near the end, took every means to make her later life as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Graveside services will be held July 31st, at the family cemetery, 892 Kingdom Rd, Blue Hill at 11:00 am.

Gifts in Alma's memory can be directed to the Gray Family Cemetery Trust, c/o Lisa Veazie, Bar Harbor Banking and Trust, Main St., Blue Hill Me. 04614
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