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SANGERVILLE - Following a long illness, Patricia, 61, died Sept. 14, 2002, at her home in Sangerville, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Hartland, June 17, 1941, the daughter of Varland and Bertha Parker Greene. She attended Hartland Academy but graduated from Piscataquis Community High School. She worked for the Snowflake Canning Company, Eastland Woolen Mill and Guilford Industry. Pat lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed being with her family and friends, traveling, supporting community improvement programs and pursuing cultural interests, including outdoor activities. She was predeceased by her mother and father; a son, Ralph Asa Gray Jr.; and a brother, Michael Greene.

She is survived by three daughters and four sons, Patsy Gray of Sangerville, Kimberly Tremblay Newton of Mechanicsville, Md., Joddi Swan and her husband, Tim of Lewiston, Varland Gray and his wife, Lisa, Orman Gray and his wife, Jolene, and Andy Cookson, all of Sangerville, Randy Cookson and his wife, Stacey of Guilford. Pat had two special granddaughters, Ashley Gray and Trisha Gray of Sangerville, and four granddaughters, Shanna, Sierra, Helen and Victoria Swan of Lewiston. Pat has one special grandson, Varland Gray II of Sangerville and one grandson, Timothy Swan Jr. of Lewiston. She also has an adopted granddaughter, Deidra Dow of Cambridge. Additionally she is survived by two brothers, Elwood Gray of Scarsdale, N.Y. and Mahlon Gray of Pacoima, Calif.; a sister, Paula Campbell of Vassalboro, several nieces and nephews. Special friends include, Dot and Elliott Dow of Cambridge, Rose Lindy and Sally Laurie of Dover-Foxcroft, Nichole Kennedy of Guilford, RaeAnn Lajoie of Vassalboro, Arlene Cullicutt of Parkman and Helene and Steve Powell of Nashville, N.C.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Lary Funeral Home, 62 Summer St., Dover-Foxcroft. A funeral service will be conducted 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville, with the Rev. Ellen L. Bridge officiating. Interment will be in the Sangerville Village Cemetery.

Donations may be made in memory of Patricia to the American Cancer Society, 1 Maine St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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