LOWVILLE, N.Y. —
G. Gray, 76, of Campbell Street,
passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 30, at Lewis County General
Hospital. She had been in failing health for two years.
Born March 10, 1936, in Lowville, a daughter of the late
Edwin J. and Marjorie Phalon Guepe, she graduated in 1954
from Lowville Academy & Central School and SUNY Potsdam
She began her teaching career at Copenhagen Central School
followed by Beaver River Central School and Guilderland
Central School. In 1960, Barbara returned to Lowville to
teach at Lowville Academy where she completed her teaching
career spanning 36 years at a school she dearly loved. After
retirement, Barbara continued to substitute for another 13
years until 2007.
She married Scott K. Gray III on July 9, 1960, at St.
Peter’s Catholic Church with her cousin Father Jim Phalon
Mrs. Gray was a member of professional teacher’s
organization, Delta Kappa Gamma, past president of the
Lowville show wagon, member of the Lewis County Hospital
Auxiliary, life member and former membership chair of the
Constable Hall Association and past president of the
Lowville Free Library. She also served on the Lowville Rural
Cemetery Board and the Lowville Town/Village Planning Board.
She was recognized by many for her infectious laugh, her
love for the Christmas season and for her family.
Surviving are her husband, Scott and their two sons, Andrew
M. Gray and his fiancé, Ginnie Savage, Dexter, and Thomas
T. Gray and his fiancé, Kristina M. Panowicz, Lowville; two
granddaughters, Ashley L. Gray and Cassandra A. Gray; two
great-grandsons, Blake A. Moore and Robert N. Roshia III;
and nieces and nephews.
hours will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at
Sundquist Funeral Home. There will be a private funeral
service for family and friends. Spring burial will take
place at the Lowville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to
the Lowville Free Library or Constable Hall.
condolences may be sent to www.sundquistfh.com.
Information provided by
Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown,