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Beatrice (Williamson) GrayFebruary 12, 1925 ~ March 26, 2017 (age 92)
West Sand Lake - Beatrice Williamson Gray, 92, of Denver Drive died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Ludder’s Country Home after a long illness.
Born in Watervliet, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Williamson and Laura Morris Williamson. She was raised in Watervliet and graduated from Watervliet High School. Beatrice was the wife of the late Robert E. Gray, Esq. since September 22, 1951. Before starting a family, Beatrice was employed as an executive secretary to the President of Behr-Manning in Watervliet. She later resided in North Greenbush for 56 years, before moving to Petersburgh 5 years ago with family.
Beatrice was a devoted wife and loving mother to her three daughters. She enjoyed entertaining, traveling, and gardening. Beatrice had a zest for life, loved to keep busy and was happiest when she was helping others. For many years she was a volunteer at Bell Top School in North Greenbush. Beatrice was also an active member of the First Church in Albany for 42 years where she most recently participated in Bible study and volunteered in the Food Pantry.
Survivors include three daughters, Robin (Herb) Borchers, Petersburgh, Babetta (George) Boggs, Collierville, TN and Tara (Stephen) Porcelli, Petersburgh; a sister, Ruth (Donald) Larkin, Lincolnshire, IL; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Shirley Wilson and Barbara Maycock.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4-7 PM.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10 AM at the First Church in Albany (Reformed), 110 North Pearl Street, Albany with Rev. John Paarlberg, Sr. Minister, officiating.
Interment will be at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands.
The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude for the kindness and compassion shown by the staff of Ludder's Country Home in West Sand Lake, Dr. Lisa Thorn and The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County.