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“A summer sleepover down at her home in the Cape. The walks to the beach hearing 'exotic' birds. Trips to Brewster for Sydenstricker glass. I have...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Brian Hussey - Melrose, MA

“When I think of Priscilla I think of the most talented women I evern knew. Still when I am starting a new project or am questioning a pattern I wish...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Gale Hussey Putnam - newton, NH

“How fortunate you were to have Mr and Mrs Gray in your lives for so long. Will always remember using your basketball hoop with Jim Rogers and Doug...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Nels Nelson - Peabody, MA

“Priscilla and I go back to Calvin Coolidge Jr, High and Melrose High School class of 1939'; but since I am homebound in a wheelchair we haven't seen...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Beatrice Flagg Wadland - Melrose, MA

“I have many childhood memories of Priscilla Gray - a kind and gentle person who loved to share her gardens, crafts and knowledge of Melrose history. ...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Audrey Edmonds Stone - Roanoke, VA

“Mrs. Gray,I have very fond memories.....her sitting with me and going through photo albums of her as a child.....and her family's heritage. Kind...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Kellie Ragan - Philadelphia, PA

“I am sorry for the loss of my family's neighbor of over 60 years, Priscilla. My mother and father, Walter and the late Madeline Edmonds were very...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie (Edmonds) OConnor and the Edmonds family - MA

“On behalf of the Edmonds family, to our next door neighbors on Boardman Avenue for more than a lifetime, we offer can only offer our thanks and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Alan Edmonds - Melrose, MA

“"Mrs. Gray" was a wonderful neighbor and friend to my mother and the whole Cranford family from the '50's on. I remember her beautifully manicured...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Susan (Cranford) Furr - NC

“We have been neighbors since 1959 and have enjoyed all our visits and conversations about gardening,sewing, Church circles and church projects and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Ted and Jane Bond - Melrose, MA


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Priscilla E. (Sears) "Cis" Gray, a lifelong Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Melrose on Friday, March 27, 2015, at age 93.

Priscilla was born in Melrose, one of four children of the late Lewis and Harriett E. (Elliott) Sears. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1939. She lived her entire life in Melrose, and was proud to call Melrose home.

With a lifelong love for the City of Melrose, Priscilla happily gave much of her time to volunteering in the community. She was a member of the Melrose Arts & Crafts Society, Meals on Wheels, the African Violet Club, the Melrose Garden Club, the Mother's Club, Melrose Historical Society, Cub Scouts, and was also active at the Melrose Senior Center where she taught sewing, knitting, crocheting, and tatting. She was very involved as a longtime member of the First Congregational Church where she was a member of the choir, the Circle, and helped organize the Annual Church Fair. In her free time, Priscilla enjoyed collecting many Indian artifacts.

Priscilla was the beloved wife of Herbert P Gray with whom she shared 70 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Richard D. Gray and his wife Paula of Las Vegas, NV and Donald L. Gray of San Carlos, Mexico. Beloved sister of the late Kenneth Sears, Herbert Sears and Earle Sears. Cherished grandmother of Daniel Gray of Tyson, VT and Karen Davis of Brownsville, VT. Loving great grandmother of Samuel and Jordan.

Relatives and friends will gather in honor and remembrance of Priscilla's life during visiting hours at Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose Tuesday, March 31 from 4-8PM and again on Wednesday morning for her Funeral Service celebrated at 10AM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.