Barbara Gray Hannaford

KITTERY – Barbara Gray Hannaford, 91, of Kittery, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Avita of Wells, following a period of failing health.

Born on July 5, 1927, at the old Cottage Hospital in Portsmouth, N.H., she was the daughter of Leslie (Opie) Gray and Blanche (Caldon) Gray.

Barbara married Eugene Harry Hannaford (son of Harry Arthur Hannaford and Fannie B Hannaford) of Oxford, Maine in 1947.

She is survived by her daughters, Gwyneth Hannaford of Kittery, and Gail and her husband Walter Jakan of York, Maine; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Harry Hannaford; and her sister, Frances (Gray) Lemont.

Barbara was previously employed by the predecessor to Kimball’s Department Store in downtown Portsmouth. Upon marriage to Eugene they eventually settled in Kittery, where Eugene was employed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. There they built their own home and raised their family.

Barbara enjoyed being a homemaker and also spent her time volunteering at Edgewood Manor in Portsmouth and wherever she could be of assistance. In later years Barbara enjoyed traveling with friends. She was a communicant of Acton Congregational Church in Acton, where she made many fine friends at the Church and Circle of Hope and surrounding community.

A time of visitation will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., at the JS Pelkey & Son Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Rd., Kittery, Maine. A service will start at 4 p.m., following the visitation.

To leave online condolences please visit Care for the Hannaford family has been entrusted to the JS Pelkey & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Barbara’s memory to your preferred charity

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