1932 – 2015

LISBON — Melvin S. Gray, 82, of Lisbon, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 12, at his home.

He was born on Sept 4, 1932, a son of Sylvester and Sarah (Huff) Gray. He graduated from Lisbon High School and entered the U.S. Air Force for four years.

Following his service, he worked for the State Highway Department for several years. He eventually went to work for W.O. Matthews, until he retired at 62.

He married Sheila McKenna on June 23, 1960, and they raised their family in Mechanic Falls. Once he retired, they moved to Lisbon.

Mel enjoyed hunting, walking in the woods, fishing, gardening and especially having his family around. He was a wonderful husband, a great father and a good man.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Gray, of Lisbon; his son, Michael and wife, Dawn, of Poland; his daughters, Patti Martin and husband, Richard, of Lewiston, Kathy Labbe and husband, Dan, of Newport, N.H., Melanie Edwards and husband, Jon, of Mechanic Falls and Allison and her significant other, Joe Bowie, of Hebron; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Horace Gray, Evelyn Parmenter, Marion Campbell, Virginia Brown and Shirley Turcotte.

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