Pittsfield – Clifford F. "Spider" Gray, 83, of Crescent Street, died June 27, 2014, at home following a long illness. He was born in Pittsfield, the son of Clifford F. Gray Sr. and Edna I. (Riel) Gray and lived in Pittsfield all his life. He was a Pittsfield High School graduate, Class of 1949. He worked in the insurance business starting with the The Metropolitan Insurance Co. and later with the Paige Agency. In 1984, he founded the Pittsfield Insurance Agency and operated it until his retirement. He was an Air Force veteran having served as a cryptographer at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., where he met his wife, Shirley (Leddra) Gray. They had been married for nearly 60 years. He was a longtime member of Peterson-Cram American Legion Post 75 in Pittsfield.
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He is survived by his wife, Shirley; and a daughter, Tobi Gray Chassie, and husband, James, of Laconia; his grandaughter Hannah Chassie and her fiance, Mike Kivikoski, of Somerville, Mass.; stepgrandchildren Caryn Chassie of Gilford and Derek Chassie of Fort Mill, N.C., and their families; and two uncles, Richard Riel and Paul Riel.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service with urn burial will be held Saturday, July 5, in Floral Park Cemetery at 10 a.m. Tom Johnson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Pittsfield High School Alumni Association, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield 03263; or to a
Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements. To sign an online guest book, log on to perkinsandpollard.com.
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Published in The Concord Monitor on June 30, 2014