RAY, Mary R., 95, of Springhill, Florida, died on Monday, December 31, 2012, at the Hospice House Facility in Lecanto, Florida. Born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, in 1917, Mary was the oldest of eight children born to Michael and Catherine Pulitano. She met and married the love of her life, Oden F. Ray, in 1945. Beautiful and active until the end, Mary enjoyed cooking, bingo, music, and dancing. She also enjoyed spending time with her family. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Oden F. Ray; and her son, Michael Sita. She is survived by her son, Ron Ray of Springhill, Florida; and daughters, Angela Brady of Columbus, Ohio and Josephine Bradley of Piedmont, South Carolina. She leaves behind one sister, one brother, nine grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Friday, January 4, 2013, at Grace Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, January 5, 2013, located at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Florida. Flowers and memorials may be sent to the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are being made by Grace Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 16931 U.S. Highway 19, Hudson, Florida 34667. 727-863-5471 www.gracefuneralhomehudson.com
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Published in TBO.com on Jan. 4, 2013