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Florence Gray

Florence M. Gray

1929-2013 ADAMS Mrs. Florence M. "Dolly" (Rathbun) Longevin Gray, 83, of 4 Columbia St. Adams, a longtime resident of Pittsfield, died Saturday morning, February 9, 2013, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

She was born in Pittsfield on August 21, 1929, a daughter of Frederick W. and Florence (Rushbrook) Rathbun, and attended Pittsfield Schools.

Mrs. Gray worked as a waitress at the former Lenox House and Stanley Club in Pittsfield, until retiring in 1986. Earlier, she had worked at the former Elmvale Worsted Co. in Pittsfield for 11 years, and the Ordnance Division of General Electric Co. for 6 years.

Her first husband, Edward Longevin, whom she married on September 4, 1948, died in December of 1993. Her second husband, Robert Gray, whom she married on February 19, 1996, died in 2007.

She is survived by a son, Kurt Longevin and his wife, Cynthia, of Adams; three Grandchildren, Michael Longevin of Burlington, Vt.; Daniel Longevin of Adams, and Nicole Burroughs and her husband, Mark, of Georgia; A Great Grandson, Oliver Burroughs; two Sisters, Louise DeVanna of Simsbury, Conn.; and Edna Rusiecki and her husband Sonny of Pittsfield; A brother, Walter Rathbun and his wife, Mary, of tyringham, Mass.; A brother-in-law, Richard Bentley of Pittsfield; A sister-in-law, Lillian Rathbun, of Lee; and several nieces & nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Frederick "Stretch" Rathbun, and by two sisters, Leona Bentley and Eleanor Sciola.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 13th, at 10:30 a.m. in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. Adams. Rev. Stephen White, Priest In Charge of All Saints Episcopal Church, North Adams, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the service, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus School, 108 Summer St. Adams, MA 01220

To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com

This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.

Published online on Feb. 11, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.
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