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Smart & Edwards Funeral Home

183 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME

OBITUARY

Lera A. McGray

May 14, 1945July 28, 2019

SKOWHEGAN – Lera Ann (Higgins) McGray, 74, passed away in Skowhegan after a lengthy illness on July 28, 2019. She was born in Oakland on May 14, 1945 the daughter of Harold Higgins, Jr. Lera was raised in Oakland and graduated from the former Williams High School, class of 1964. She married Charles McGray, Sr. on June 12, 1965 and together they raised two sons in Skowhegan. Lera dedicated her life to caring for her family. She had a fantastic memory for numbers. In fact, she could rattle off random business phone numbers without a second thought and she never forgot a birthday. In their spare time, Charlie and Lera liked operate their HAM radio. Her call sign was N1STK. Lera loved to watch New England athletics. She was particularly fond of Larry Bird, the Celtics, and watching the Boston Bruins with her granddaughter, Kendra. Lera was known to root for Dale Earnhardt during NASCAR races. She also liked listening to country music and watching wrestling. Lera is survived by her husband of 54 years Charles McGray, Sr.; sons, Cecil McGray and Charles McGray Jr. and his girlfriend Tamara Clark; grandchildren, Kendra McGray, Charles McGray, III, and Jayce McGray; brother-in-law, Stanley McGray; sister-in-law Rosemarie Crockett, nephew Mark Crockett many cousins including her favorite cousins Bruce and Trudy Albair; and special friends, Harvey Austin, Toni Godin and Neil Woodard. She was predeceased by her father; sister, Nancy Cote; special aunt and Uncle Mona and Levi Albair and Florence “Fuffa” Lovejoy and very special friend Bobbi Jo Hebert. A funeral service will be held at 3:30pm, Friday, August 2, 2019 at Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan with Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. Family and friends are invited to visit from 2pm until the time of the funeral. Interment at Southside Cemetery in Skowhegan will be held at a later date. The Family would like to say thank you to the staff at Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center for the care they have given her these last three years. A Special Thank you to the following Nancy W, Cassie Brown, Jordan B, Jasmine M, Brook R, Chrystal N, Tara B, Krystal B, Stacey C, Ashley C, Alberta C, Mindy W, and Renee T and they also would like to thank Redington Fairview General Hospital, Dr Eric, Dr Q. and Dr. Murakami.

  • FAMILY

  • Lera is survived by her husband of 54 years Charles McGray, Sr.; sons, Cecil McGray and Charles McGray Jr. and his girlfriend Tamara Clark; grandchildren, Kendra McGray, Charles McGray, III, and Jayce McGray; brother-in-law, Stanley McGray; sister-in-law Rosemarie Crockett, nephew Mark Crockett many cousins including her favorite cousins Bruce and Trudy Albair; and special friends, Harvey Austin, Toni Godin and Neil Woodard.
    She was predeceased by her father; sister, Nancy Cote; special aunt and Uncle Mona and Levi Albair and Florence “Fuffa” Lovejoy and very special friend Bobbi Jo Hebert.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 2, 2019

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