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PLYMOUTH & BANGOR - Patricia Garland Gray, RN, 82, went to abide with the Lord on January 10, 2009. She was born May 10, 1926 in Bangor a daughter of Andrew B. and Zelma (White) Garland. Pat was the third of seven children. She graduated from Hermon High School and following graduation, entered Webber Hospital School of Nursing in Biddeford. Pat worked for twenty nine years at Eastern Maine Medical Center, retiring as the Department Head Nurse of Psychiatry in 1989. She then worked for five years as a mental health nurse for Kennebec Valley Regional Health Agency, retiring in 1994. She had spent winters in Florida and South Carolina to be close to her daughters and grandchildren. Pat also was a volunteer as an ombudsman representative. She was a member of the West Hampden Baptist Church, serving on the Missions committee. Pat was predeceased by her parents, brothers Lawrence A. Garland, Andrew Garland Jr. and a sister Ethel Burgess.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Jeffrey and Mary Jane Gray of Florida, Gary L. and Virginia B. Gray of Hermon; two daughters Teresa J. Gray of Goose Creek, South Carolina and Melissa Gray of Micanopy, Florida; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a brother Robert S. Garland of Pittsfield; and two sisters Rosemary Gammell of Omaha, Nebraska and Norma and husband William Brill of Arlington, Virginia; many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind a wide circle of friends.

A celebration of her life will be held 11 A.M. Friday, January 16th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Charles Farley officiating. Viewing will be held one hour prior to service. Spring burial will be at the Pine Tree Cemetery, Hermon. In lieu of flowers donations in Pat's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 U. S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074; or to the West Hampden Baptist Church, P.O. Box 398, Hampden, ME 04444. Those who wish may sign an on-line guest register and leave written tributes at

Graveside committal services for Patricia Gray, who died January 10, 2009 will be held 3 PM Friday, May 8th, at Pine Tree Cemetery, Hermon. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.

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