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Opal Gray Opal Gray NEWPORT - Opal Elizabeth Gray, 83, passed away November 5, 2010 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born July 2, 1927 in Blaine, a daughter of Gail Pierson and Marion Ada (Piper) Green. She graduated from Aroostook Central Institute in Mars Hill, Class of 1945. On November 9, 1948 she was married to Carl E. Gray by the Rev. John Miller.

Opal had been employed at Friend and Friend, the Edward’s Company, Berry’s Village Shop, The Corner Store, and the Newport High School in the hot lunch program. She attended the People’s United Methodist Church in Newport. She was an avid reader, loved poetry, enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and family gatherings especially, as she enjoyed her family the most.

Opal is survived by her husband of 62 years, Carl of Newport; 3 children,Larry Gray of Newport, Sherry Rogers and her companion Richard Kniffin of Corinna, Bonnie and husband Gil Levesque of Newport; a brother, Ronald Kinney of Avon, CT; 2 sisters, Wanda and husband Maynard Dahlgren of Pittsfield and Margaret Thompson of Suffield, CT; 2 special grandchildren, Tyler and Amber Levesque; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Karen Ann; a brother Wendell Green; a sister Ida Curtis; a sister-in-law Debbie Kinney; and a niece Patricia Jordan.

A celebration of her life will be held 1 P.M. Saturday, November 13th, at the People’s United Methodist Church, 131 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Newport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401; or to the People’s United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 182, Newport, ME 04953. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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