Margaret Gray

August 15, 1936April 6, 2021

Margaret Mary Gray peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Jim. God has reunited Mom and Dad to dance together in Heaven for eternity. She was also preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Regina Mocarski, and her brother, Richard Mocarski. She is survived by her children Patrick (Tammie), Michael (Terri), Colleen (Ron) Reeves, Shannon (Russ) Woodwyk, and Bridget; nine grandchildren Trevor (Hailey), Taylor, Courtney (Ryan), Mitchell, Ron Jr. (Maria), Brandon (Stephanie), Kylie, Aubrey, Tori, and four great-grandchildren Gavin, Adriana, Remy, and Lena. Our mom was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be truly missed.

We want to thank both Emmanuel Hospice and Alliance Home Health Care for their loving care during Mom's illness.

A Memorial Service will be held in the summer where she will be laid to rest with our dad. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Mary Passinault

April 10, 2021

Our friendship with Jim and Marge began in high school and grew stronger through college days. We renewed those special memories at every Catholic Central and Aquinas College reunion with smiles and fondness. We send our love and sympathy to their children and grandchildren and rejoice with them knowing that their parents now see God face-to-face for eternity. Mary and Bill Passinault

Sister Mary Ann Barrett

April 9, 2021

Dear Gray Family members,
On behalf of the Aquinas community, we extend our heartfelt sympathy upon the death of your mother-grandmother. She lived a faith filled and rich life through her care of others. May your parents now enjoy Risen Life in Christ as their goodness lives on in you and your children.
Know of our prayerful support in the months ahead.
Sister Mary Ann Barrett, OP

Your folks were Memorial Donors to the Hauenstein Library.

Paula Veneklase

April 9, 2021

Marge was the greatest next-door neighbor!! She treated me as a friend even though I was one of the MANY children next door. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out.
Many prayers to all of the Grays.

Linda Goodrich

April 8, 2021

Marge and her husband were very good friends of my parents, Chuck and Midge Hoehn. I remember Marge as a kind and beautiful person inside and out. I know it is hard to say goodbye to someone you love and care for but she is at peace now. I would not be surprised if the four of them were playing bridge right now!

Mary Milanowski

April 8, 2021

I am Marge’s sister-in -law Mary & I remember all the fun we had at Jim & Marge’s pool on NewCastle. Of course we remember Marge never laid in sun so she had that gorgeous skin making her always look 20 years younger while we worshipped the sun! She was a great cook
& always made yummy brownies she did like her chocolate like us but she was always so tiny! Marge took wonderful care of her family @ we teased how she spoiled our brother! My sympathy to all the family we love you & hope we always stay in contact!♥️☦️🙏. Love, Mary

Cher Ritchie

April 8, 2021

I first met Marge at my brother's wedding to Colleen, her daughter. I remember thinking at the time how beautiful she was. Besides being beautiful, she was kind, thoughtful, and so sweet to me. She hardly knew me but invited me to so many family gatherings over the years, always making me feel so welcome. Her heart for others shone through, because it touched me. She reached out to me more than my own mother. She was a very special person before her illness began to shut her wonderful personality down. I remember her. I will always remember her. I will remember her kindness, her including me when she didn't have to, her thoughtfulness, and her caring. See you again in Heaven some day, Marge!! Love, Cher

Lynn Mocarski Maurer

April 8, 2021


I’ll never forget our belly dancing class and your being a great and gorgeous beyond belief sister in law. I was unaware you were this sick, but I am glad you didn’t suffer.

You are now with your mom, dad, Jim, and yes.... your brother Rick. Hug him for me, and give him the kids and my love. We miss him. Get to know him one-on-one and you will be pleasantly surprised.

You’ve left behind 5 great children who will miss you deeply.

My love and Rest In Peace. You’ll always be in my heart sister 🥰


Heidi Spielmaker

April 8, 2021

Aunt Marge had the most wonderful laugh and smile! Her skin was the envy of every woman!! She will be missed, but she lived life to the fullest as long as she was able!! I always remember she always called the boys "Patrick" and "Michael"....or was that only when she was mad? LOL!!
Much Love goes out to Marge's children, my cousins, who no matter the distance between visits, we all still respect and care about each other to this day....

Terry and I send our sincerest sympathy and love.... We look forward to seeing you this summer.....❤

Lisa McNulty

April 8, 2021

She will always be known for her cheesy potatoes!! We actually renamed them Aunt Marge’s potatoes and wanted her to bring them to all family events. So sorry Pat, Mike, Colleen, Shannon and Bridget!! We loved your Mom and Dad. Very hard to say goodbye, but glad she is at peace. We miss them both! Love and hugs, Lisa

Sue Spielmaker

April 8, 2021

3 memories :
1 when Jim introduced her to our family I was knocked out by how cute she was!
2. She got me my first job .
3. We spent a week together on my uncles farm in Iowa and we both loved it. A fantastic time being around all the animals !!❤️❤️