EATON and HOULTON - Joanne S. Gray, 79, passed away on December 24, 2017 in Houlton. She was born at her home on August 19, 1938 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, the daughter of Joseph and Synnove (Larsen) Stevens.
Joanne graduated from Oyster Bay High School in 1956, went to Zion Bible Institute for a year before she married her husband, James Gray on May 26, 1957. She worked along side her husband in his businesses and also in the ministry, singing and playing the accordion at several churches across the US and Europe.
Her favorite job, from which she retired, was working in Home Health Care, doing what she loved best, taking care of people.
She is survived by her son, Maurice and daughter-in-law, Christina of Medway; her daughter Corinne "Cricket" Mooers and her "favorite" son-in-law, Calvin of Hodgdon; grandchildren, Seth and Vicki Mooers, Shasta and Adam Fitzpatrick, Joshua and Stephanie Gray, Ashley and Joshua Pelkey and Maurice "Bear" and Kasie Gray; great grandchildren, Bailey, Paden, Chloe, Jocelyn, Savannah, Colton, Lyddie, Jaycie, Ryder, Keylie, Jack, Jarrytt, Hope and Jameson; her sister, Beverly Gray; her in-laws,; several nieces and nephews and many friends, near and far. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, James Gray and a brother, Irving Stevens.
Friends may call 12-1 p.m. on Friday, December 29th at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water Street, Houlton where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. with Rev. Frank Godley officiating. A spring interment will be in the Eaton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Soul's Harbor Ministry, PO Box 275, Corinth ME 04427. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com