Obituary of Kathy Adele Gray
Kathy A (Jones) Gray, passed away on August 26, 2022, surrounded by her family. Kathy was born on August 30, 1958, in Castine to parents Dana Jones and Barbara (Perkins) Jones. Kathy was a Bucksport High School graduate class of 1976.
Kathy is survived by her loving husband Kenneth Gray, daughter Adele K Simpson and partner Mark Thomas of Stockton Springs, and son Bryan ‘Buzz’ Simpson and wife Meagan of Bucksport, her grandchildren; Hunter Berzinis, Dana Berzinis, Ella Simpson and Ava Simpson, as well as siblings Timothy Jones and wife Debbie Z Jones of Carmel; Fawn Paradis of Smithfield, Carl Jones and husband Gavin Garland of MDI, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Kathy was predeceased by her father Dana Jones, mother Barbara Jones, brother Colin Jones and brother-in-law John Paradis.
As a child, Kathy grew up on the family farm in Penobscot. The family then moved to Bucksport on the Bucksmills Road and created childhood memories and bonds with the Wardwell’s. She was also involved with 4H, which sparked her interest of sewing. She enjoyed sewing quilts. She did a lot of babysitting during her High School years and worked at Crosby’s.
Kathy worked for the John R Crooker Agency under Caroline Crooker for many years. She left and went to work for the Roland Grindle Agency, where she stayed until she retired. She enjoyed camp on Toddy Pond with her husband Kenny, especially sunset cruises in the boat. Kayaking, swimming and taking pictures of the Loons was also something she enjoyed. Kathy was the Secretary of the Family Snowmobile Club of Bucksport.
The light of Kathy’s life were her grandchildren; Hunter, Ella, Dana and Ava. A perfect day would be at camp on Toddy Pond with her husband, children and grandchildren. In 2019, she wanted a family vacation to Florida and she got it, that trip was a highlight over the last few years.
The Family would like to thank NL Hospice and Debbie Jones for all of their support.
In lieu of flowers or gifts please send donations to the Family Snowmobile Club of Bucksport, 263 Bucksmills Rd, Bucksport ME 04416, in memory of Kathy.
To celebrate Kathy there will be a gathering at the Bucksport United Methodist Church, 3 River Road, Bucksport on Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 2PM to 4PM.