George E. Gray, 101, Barrington

Posted 10/8/21

George E. Gray, 101, formerly of Samoset Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on September 23, 2021, at home in Holly Hill, Fla., surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late …

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George E. Gray, 101, Barrington

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George E. Gray, 101, formerly of Samoset Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on September 23, 2021, at home in Holly Hill, Fla., surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Katherine (Chandler) Gray. 

Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas B. and Fanny (Colburn) Gray, he lived in Barrington for 67 years and Daytona Beach, Fla., for 33 years.

Mr. Gray was president of Gray Jewelers, Barrington for 25 years before retiring in 1982.

George was a graduate of Hope High School, Providence, and Bowman Technical School of Lancaster, Pa. He was Past President of the Massachusetts-Rhode Island Retailer Jewelers Association, the Viking Division of VMCCA, Veteran Motor Car Club of America, DAARA, Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association, and Living Legends of Auto Racing. He was a Mason of the Panama Canal Consistory and a member of the Overseas Lodge of Providence and the Moose Lodge of Daytona Beach, Fla. He enjoyed sailing, antique cars, and racing his open-wheeled vintage race cars.

Mr. Gray was a United States Navy veteran stationed in Panama during World War II.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy D. Moore, and her companion, Eugene Savio, of Honolulu, HI; two sons, George L. Gray and his wife Tammy of Barrington, and Stephen T. Gray of New Britain, Conn,; daughter-in-law, Ellen Gray of Wolfeboro, N.H.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and dedicated loving caregivers, Lucia Barbosa and Ana Cabral. He was the brother of the late Thomas Gray and Lorena Muenchinger.

A graveside service with military honors was held on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Forrest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington. Arrangements were by the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, Riverside. For online condolences please visit wrwatsonfuneralhome.com.

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