William E. Gray
William ('Billy') Earl Gray Bill Gray ascended up to join his beloved wife, Judy, in the afterworld. Bill was a custom cabinet maker for many years and ended his career with Home Depot. He was a lifetime resident of Waltham and was an avid basketball player and swimmer winning many awards and medals in high school. Billy started his golf career as a caddy at the Weston golf courses and became a scratch golfer ultimately winning many local tournaments. He was a member of the Elks and the American Legion and frequented them regularly. He served 4 years in the Marines during the Korean War and there is a brick at the Waltham Common honoring his service. During these years he was stationed on a navy ship giving him time to see parts of the world. He and Judy also travelled extensively through Europe, The Caribbean Islands and across the US. Bill is survived by his two daughters Lisa (Marek) Machalski of Lummi Island, WA and Karen (Bill )Carruthers of Lexington. Bill was a grandfather to three as well | Sophia Lewis of Bellingham, WA and Tyler and Ryan Carruthers of Lexington, MA. In addition he is survived by three brothers, Kenny Gray, Ronny and Jackie Gray, and Bobby and Gail Gray as well as a sister in law, Bonnie Gray. Bill also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Published by Waltham News Tribune on Jun. 17, 2021.
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Ronald Gray
August 18, 2021
Our memories will last forever. Love Tony & Joyce
Tony & Joyce cavossa
Friend
July 4, 2021
Billy and I became friends through our work at the Home Depot Waltham, and continued in the neighborhood when I saw him on Tomlin St., at the Elks, or the Legion. So happy to have talked to him 2 weeks ago at the Legion.
Kelly A Durkee-Erwin
Friend
June 27, 2021
Rest In Peace, big brother!
Ron Gray
Brother
June 20, 2021
Myself and Cheryl will miss Judy and Bill very much, our condolence,s to the family !!
Paul and Cheryl McPherson
Friend
June 17, 2021
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