Beverly Ruth Gray
BELLINGHAM- Beverly Ruth (Dempsey) Gray - On June 24, 2012 after a short period of declining health.
Known by her family as Bevy, her friends called her Bev. As Bevy wished, she passed away at home surrounded by those near and dear to her.
Born in Melrose, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Elsie Dempsey.
Bevy was married to Edwin W. Gray for forty nine years, Eddie passed away in March of 2006.
They had three children: Scott and his wife Denise Gray of Woonsocket, Laurie Gray of Milford, New Hampshire, and Kathryn and her husband John Quinn of Douglas. The greatest joy of Bevy's life was being a grandmother. She was the proud grandmother of eight. She has two granddaughters that she adored Stephanie Gray and Emma Quinn. Gramma was charmed and delighted by her six grandsons: Nicholas and his wife Cari, Jonathan (USN), Patrick, Taylor, and Connor Gray and Timothy Quinn. Bevy is survived by five of her seven siblings: Marjorie (John) Stephens of Cape Coral, Florida; Doris Martha Lonergan of Cape Coral, Florida; David (Julie) Dempsey, Hingham, MA; George Dempsey of Portsmouth, NH; Lois (Louis) Landry of Manchester, NH; and her cousin Joan Fountian of Centerville, VA. Bevy is predeceased by her twin sister Mary-Ellen Dempsey, dear brother Donald Dempsey, and brother by choice Gordon "Bud" Spinney. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
For over 50 years shared the ups and downs of life with three magnificent friends: Janet (Bayer), Peggy (Donahue), and Barbara (Lamoreaux). Bev lived in Bellingham for 51 years and was blessed to have wonderful neighbors that cared for her always. Thank you, Janet and Wes Bayer, Dawnette and John LaRose and Janet Webb for always being there and caring for our mother. Bev cherished her friendship with Lindy Ehrman. Bev loved reading, crossword puzzles, playing cards, and the Boston Bruins, and her weekly game of Nickels with the ladies. Bev was staunch and unyielding in her belief that Bobby Orr was the greatest hockey player that ever lived.
Our mother was proud to have worked 18 years for the VNA of Greater Milford, as a homemaker.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 29th at 10:00AM at CARTIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, MA. Interment will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 12:45PM. Visiting hours are on Thursday, June 28th from 5 to 8PM at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. To sign guest book visit