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Mary Jayne (Ronan) Gray

Retired school teacher with the Town of Tewksbury

Mary Jayne (Ronan) Gray, 79, of Laconia, New Hampshire and North Fort Myers, Florida, died Wednesday, October 31st at New London Hospital in New London, NH. Mary Jayne was the beloved wife of Richard A. Gray who survives her and with whom she recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on August 3rd of this year.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 3, 1939, the daughter of the late James S. and the late Alice (Cronin) Ronan, Mary Jayne was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro. Eager to pursue a career in teaching, she then went on to graduate from St. Mary's College in Manchester, NH with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and then a Master’s Degree.

Before retiring, Mary Jayne was employed as an elementary school teacher with the Town of Tewksbury teaching the 3rd and 4th grades for over 36 years.

Among her many interests, Mary Jayne loved dancing, cooking, boating on Lake Winnipesaukee and was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. She was also a member of the Catholic College Club of Lowell.

In addition to her husband Richard, Mary Jayne is survived by a sister-in-law Cathy C. (Campbell) Ronan of Lowell, MA; a niece Elizabeth Castillero and her husband Osmar and their twin daughters Emma and Vivian all of Lowell, MA; two nephews Phillip R. Ronan and his wife Magaly and their daughter Cory Jayne Ronan of Lowell, MA and Mark Ronan of Hampton, NH; and two stepsons Donald L. Gray and his wife Sharon of Nashua, NH and David L. Gray and his partner Vinnie of Truro, MA.

She was also sister of the late J. Stephen Ronan.

In accordance with her own wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass to be celebrated on Wednesday morning, November 7th at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock followed by burial in St. Augustine Cemetery in Andover. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the New London Hospital Nursing Education Fund, c/o Development Office, 273 County Rd, New London, NH 03257. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (6)
  • Darlene Van Drisse  - Tribute to a Great Couple in OBV
    Dick, Jayne's energy and smile will be missed and also remembered in OBV N Ft Myers. As a couple, you did so much organizing the entertainment brought in for all of us there to enjoy the winter months. God bless. RIP Jayne.
  • Mike Downes
    Cathy, sorry to hear of Jayne’s passing. She was one of my favorite people when Steve and I were growing up. Mike Downes.
  • EMMIT & EILEEN COLLINS  - JAYNE GRAY
    THANK YOU FOR THE MANY YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP. YOU WERE SUCH A WARM AND CARING PERSON AND REMEMBERING ALL OF THE FUN TIMES WE SHARED. WE WILL SO MISS YOU. HEAVEN HAS A VERY SPECIAL ANGEL.
  • Tricia  - I was a former student
    I was very sorry to read of the passing of Miss Ronan (that is how I knew her). When I was in 4th grade, I moved across town and enrolled in the North Street School in January. It was not easy moving mid-way through the year and I knew no one in my class. She made me feel very welcome and was a kind, fun teacher. I am now 48 years old but I have always remembered her and the way she put me at ease. I am thinking of her family.
  • Gary Howard  - Friend
    Dick my thoughts are with you and your family for the loss of our dear friend Jayne. I know she suffered a long time but now is pain free and she had you by her side all the way. You were a great couple and one of the most touching memories for me was you Singing happy birthday to Jayne at our clubhouse. Take care my friend and hope to see you soon.
  • Pat & Doris Drumm  - our deepest condolences
    Dick - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jayne will be greatly missed by many in OBV.
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