Barbara G. Gray

December 30, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  —  Barbara 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 in 1958. 

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 officiating.

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.

Calling 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.

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Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.