James J. Gray and Barbara M. Gray

James J. Gray

March 29, 1928 – July 9, 2015

James J. Gray, longtime resident of Hollis, NH, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2015 at Pheas­ant Wood Center, in Peter­borough, NH. He was born and raised in Lowell, MA, to the late Patrick and Yvonne Gray.

Barbara M. (Creighton) Gray

December 2, 1931 – August 6, 2015

Barbara M. (Creighton) Gray, longtime resident of Hollis, NH, passed away peacefully, after a long and valiant battle with lung cancer, on Aug. 6, 2015 at Colonial Health and Rehab, in Plain­field, CT. She was born in Springfield, NH, to the late Winfred and Beatrice (Wheeler) Creighton.

James and Barbara were married on July 6, 1949 and eventually set­tled in Hollis, NH, where they made their home for the last 57 years. James owned and operated West Hollis Cut Evergreens, a florist supply company, for more than 30 years. Barbara retired from Be­mis Bag Co; in Pepperell, MA, where she was a Su­pervisor for many years. She was a member of the Bemis 20-Year Club and had worked there for over 25 years. She then helped run the Evergreen busi­ness with her husband un­til he retired. When they weren’t working they en­joyed many years at Lake Winnipesaukee on their boat and camping at their cabin with family and friends. In their earlier years they loved riding on his motorcycle and snow­mobiling.

They were devoted and loving parents, grand-parents, aunt and uncle to their extensive family. Members include their daughter and son-in-law, Linda (Gray) and John Walsh of Danielson, CT; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Janice ( Riff ) Gray of Hollis, NH; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, in­cluding Thomas and Don­na Agrella of Pelham, NH. Other immediate family includes Barbara’s three sisters, Sally (Creighton) and her husband David Tillman of Westfield, MA, Sandra (Creighton) Ama­don of Gardiner, ME, and Gail (Creighton) and her husband Willie Sand­berg of Parkman, ME, two sister-in-laws; Caroline (Searles) Creighton, and Annette (Trempe) Creigh­ton both of Milford, NH, one brother-in-law Clyde (Skip) Cilley of Frances­town, NH and their fami­lies. James’ is survived by several nieces and neph­ews.

There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday Sept. 26, 2015, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, South Main Street, Brook­line, NH.

Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.