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Eleanora Mary (Ryan) Gray
March 31, 1935 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Eleanora Mary Gray peacefully passed away on August 31, 2023 in St. Paul at the age of 88 years.
To carry on her legacy, she leaves her children Gloria Callihoo, Gwen Gray, and Danny Gray; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sister Charlotte Butz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Francis Gray in 1995; infant son William; parents Joe and Nora Ryan; sister Catherine Gordon; brothers Tom, Joe, Sylvie, and Jimmy Ryan; and sons in law Ron Skuba and Robert Callihoo.
Eleanora came into this world on the blizzarding spring day of March 31, 1935 at her parents farm, weighing a whopping 3 lbs.
Our beloved and cherished mother will always be known for her warmth, kindness, generosity and her quick wit, which would always bring a smile or laugh. She will also be remembered by her cooking. Many people who had tasted her meals would agree. She was an integral part of farming the family land north of Dewberry and worked alongside her husband for many years, also helping Danny after Dad’s passing. She will be lovingly remembered for a multitude of happy times and long lasting memories and as she was known to comment, “On a lighter note.”
In honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. A gathering for family & friends will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dewberry Cemetery or charity of one’s choice.
Irish Blessing: Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I saw God’s face, I heard his call. I took His hand, and left it all.