John Stephen Bray,85, a lifelong 4th generation resident of Holliston, died December 26, 2011 at his home. He was the son of Marguerita Cleary and Stephen F. Bray and the brother of Stephen Bray Jr., Virginia DeConto and Marguerite Montvitt. Mr. Bray was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He was commander of the American Legion for a number of years. He was also active in town as a member of the Holliston Housing Authority. Besides his wife, Lucille (Carbonneau) Bray, he leaves four children; Michael Bray of Holliston, Timothy Bray and John Bray Jr. of New Hampshire, and Elaine (Bray) Carrier of Holliston. He also leaves 8 grandchildren; Kathryn Bray, Angela Bray, Benjamin Bray, Gabrielle Carrier, Isabelle Carrier and Angelique Carrier all residing in Holliston, and Adam Bray and Emily Bray of New Hampshire. He also leaves 4 great grandchildren; Joseph, Savannah and Violet Copeland all of Holliston, and Jackson Bray of New Hampshire. John Bray was an amazing, caring husband, father and grandfather and was able to spend his last Christmas with his entire family by his side. A private Service and burial will be held for family only. Donations in his name may be made to the Holliston Pantry Shelf, 23 Water St. Holliston, MA. 01746 Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston.
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Published by The Ashland Tab from Dec. 30, 2011 to Jan. 13, 2012.