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Gerry "GiGi" Bray

April 3, 1941October 14, 2020

Gerry “GiGi” Bray, age 79, of Troy, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Gerry was born on April 3, 1941 in San Jose, CA, daughter of the late Joseph and Vera (Taylor) Botill and step father Richard Bourassa Sr. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Roy R. Bray; children Kelly Calehuff, Sherry (Joe) Long, Bill (Cori) Bray, Jeannie (Joel) Blanke, Jamie (Jen) Bray, and Phil (Dana) Martin; grandchildren Seth, Beth, Celeste, Mitchell, Luke, Kristina, Mitchell, Ava, Ren, Cody, Chad, and Ashley (Alex); great grandchildren Riley, Chloe, Liam, Leah, Noah, and Beckham. In addition to her parents, GiGi was preceded in death by her daughter, Denise Calehuff, a brother Richard Bourassa Jr., along with sisters Nancy Benson and Gloria Breon. GiGi was a cosmetologist and hairdresser for many years at her mother's salon Vera’s Hair Fashion. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Waterford. She loved all things “1950’s” and even was an Elvis Impersonator in High School. Most importantly GiGi was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She lived for her family and will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be held at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 80 S. Lynn Street in Waterford on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Fr. James Mayworm, celebrant. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cadillac Michigan. Mrs. Bray will lie in state at the church Thursday, 10:00 a.m. GiGi loved children and their innocence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=6820948&pg=personal&fr_id=39300

  • FAMILY

  • Roy R. Bray, Husband
  • Denise Calehuff, Daughter (deceased)
  • Kellly Calehuff, Daughter
  • Sherry (Joe) Long, Daughter
  • Bill (Cori) Bray, Son
  • Jeannie (Joel) Blanke, Daughter
  • Jamie (Jen) Bray, Son
  • Phil (Dana) Martin, Son
  • Joseph & Vera (Taylor) Botill, Parents (deceased)
  • Richard Bourassa Sr., Step Father (deceased)
  • Seth, Beth, Celeste, Mitchell, Luke, Kristina, Mitchell, Ava, Ren, Cody, Chad, & Ashley (Alex), Grandchildren
  • Riley, Chloe, LIam, Leah, Noah & Beckham, Great Grandchildren
  • Richard Bourassa Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Nancy Benson, Sister (deceased)
  • Gloria Breon, Sister (deceased)

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Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • In State

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Anthony And Colleen Kucharski

October 22, 2020

We all Miss you My Friend you know you are in my Heart 💜 you will be missed by me and my mom also. Always put your smile on your Face right now I was there at your Mass and I was Crying about you today

We Miss you and I love you GIGI

Rest it Easy My Friend

Brian Benson

October 19, 2020

I was so sorry to hear this news, I'm so sorry to Roy, Sherry, PJ, Kelly, and all the grandkids and step kids I have not met sadly. When we were all kids we had so much fun over the years all getting together at the grand parents, either in Royal Oak or Canadian Lakes. I really loved my aunts and uncles, and my cousins, and seeing Aunt Gerry's passing sure brings back a lot of memories. Love and miss you all and I will hold Aunt Gerry in my heart and memory. Brian

Joseph Long

October 17, 2020

I will miss my sweet Gege.... She was my mom for 20+ years after losing my mom... Such a caring person of deep faith... She lived for giving to her family, friends pets and strangers... That was Gege... Rest in peace mom, you certainly earned your eternal reward. Luvya forever. Say hi to Pap=pap and Grandma for me.

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