- Gregory Tyler Gray died unexpectedly, but peacefully, on May 19, 2017, at his home in Brooklin. He was 63 years old. Greg was born on November 17, 1953, to the late Sheldon and Jane Gray in Oceanside, New York. He grew up in Baldwin, New York, and was a graduate of Baldwin High School. He attended the University of Maine Portland/Gorham. He initially settled in the Augusta area, then eventually moved to Brooklin, where he had summered as a boy.
On May 25, 2002, he married Nancy Ann Norwood Gray at Flye Point in Brooklin, Maine. They met through their daughters, who were close friends, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Greg was a tinkerer both through his profession in information technologies and his hobbies, including woodwork, sail boats and yard work with his tractor. He was a father, a husband, a brother, a son, a craftsman, a captain, a musician, a storyteller, a friend and a faithful Christian.
Family was the most important thing in his life paired with his religious beliefs; the two complemented one another, strengthening his love for God and his family. He participated in multiple volunteering opportunities in every community he lived in, including being an active member in the Winterport Lions Club for many years along with his wife Nancy. Greg especially enjoyed a game of cards with his family after an evening meal or captaining his ship on a bright sunny day with his family crew.
Everyone who knew him felt the warmth and joy in every hug he gave. Greg was a loving, kind, gentle and patient soul, who was a great support to all of those in his life.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gray (their dog, Lucas); his daughters, Meaghan Allen (son-in-law, Brandon Allen), Elizabeth Gray and Gretchen Lescord; his son, Bryan Lescord (partner, Tarsha Astbury); and his brothers, William Gray and wife, Catherine, and Timothy Gray and wife Angela. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephew. While Greg did not have grandchildren, he is survived by his grand dogs whom he loved and enjoyed, Kida Allen and Winnifred Lescord.
The family wants to extend their appreciation to all of the recent thoughts and prayers from Greg's many well-wishers, special thanks to the local volunteer fire service EMTs for their prompt and professional response as well as to the Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and family friends who have offered generous support. The family would like to finish by sharing one of Greg's favorite quotes: "For the truth is that I already know as much about my fate as I need to know. The day will come when I will die. So the only matter of consequence before me is what I will do with my allotted time. I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and dip and soar in the breeze." - Richard Bode "First You Have to Row a Little Boat"
Published on  May 23, 2017