Margaret “Peggy” Gray

December 27th, 2018

Margaret A. (Ray) Gray “Peggy”, age 72, of Billerica, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2018.

Peggy was born in Woburn, MA on August 22, 1946; she was the only daughter to the late Joseph and Tullia Ray. Peggy was raised in a large, loving Italian family in Woburn; she went to Woburn Public Schools and was a graduate of Woburn High School with the Class of 1965.

Peggy married and soon after moved to Wilmington where she raised two wonderful daughters, Lisa and Michele. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who looked forward to spending time with her family. Peggy beamed with pride as she spoke about “her girls” and especially her grandchildren whom she adored.

At her home in Wilmington, Peggy had an “open door” policy and all were welcome. She was an excellent cook who hosted many family gatherings and cook outs throughout the years. Peggy always went out of her way to include family, extended family, friends and neighbors; everyone always had a great time.

Peggy was very talented when it came to knitting and crocheting; she made countless blankets, sweaters and other gifts that she shared with her family and friends. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching her favorite television shows as she worked on her projects.

Peggy was a “social butterfly” who made friends wherever she went. She also loved animals especially her beloved cats. Peggy was a huge Elvis fan who enjoyed collecting his memorabilia throughout the years.

Peggy will be fondly remembered for her love of family and friends; she was always kind to others and went out of her way to help anyone; she will always be in the hearts of those she loved.

Peggy was the beloved mother of Lisa Roberts & her companion Gerry Boucher of North Andover and Michele Smith & her companion Joe Luciano of Chelmsford, both formerly of Wilmington. Loving “Grammy” of Nicole, Angelina and the late Allyson Roberts and Bryan Smith, cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Tullia (Zarrella) Ray, dear sister of Joseph Ray & wife Sue of Rye, NH and Jack Ray & wife Kelly of Maynard, special aunt of Jessica, Mitchell and Kaytlin Ray. Peggy is also survived by many cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, January 3rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd from 5:00-8:00 p.m.


11 Entries in Guest Book for “Margaret “Peggy” Gray”

  1. Michele says:

    I miss you more than you know, I love you more than I can say. I think of you every day. You will always be in my heart. Love you Mom!!

  2. Anna DelFavero says:

    You will be missed. There is no way to discribe how much Imiss you. I turn up our favorite song while in the car roll down the windows so you can sing along with me and I don’t care about what people think as they see me with my head out you are and always will be my dearest friend I will remember the laughter and great fun we had love you always Peg fly high with the angels and shine bright in the night sky

  3. Martha Cslnan says:

    Although I only met you when you moved here to Rose Hill, I am so glad I had the opportunity to know you. I can honestly say, I never saw you without a smile on your face. You will be missed. RIP Peggy.

  4. Fran Corsetti Tancreti says:

    Dearest cousin Peggy, I remember the day you were born, and all the years since….yes, you were always a happy little girl who grew up to be a wonderful, loving and gifted woman, always there when needed.
    You will live on in our memories. Rest In Peace.

  5. Fran Corsetti Tancreti says:

    Dear cousin Peggy, I remember the day you were born, and all the years since…the happy little girl who grew up to be a loving woman, gifted and talented, always ready to help wherever she could, and such a loving mom and grandma.
    You will live on in our memories, and you will be missed. Rest In Peace.

  6. Shirley Patnode says:

    Dear Peggy,
    You have gone too soon!!! Your infectious smile and your laughter will truly be missed at our benches at Rose Hill Manor! We had a lot of laughs as we gathered around our favorite spot!…. I loved having you for my neighbor, may God rest your soul.
    To daughters Lisa and Michele and your grandchildren, please accept my deepest sympathy… Fly high my friend and we hopefully will meet again. Rest In Peace dear friend!!!!
    Love Shirley

  7. MaryAnn (Lavacchia) Foye says:

    My dear sweet cousin Peg I am so saddened that you are gone but I will carry the good memories I have of us growing up together and especially Friday nights each week when THE SUNSHINE GIRLS would get together for their weekly card games. You and I would walk up to the little convenience store to buy our favorite cherry and chocolate fudge with cocoanut in it. I will carry many happy memories with me to my last day on this earth. We will meet again my cousin/friend and have our Friday night get together. once again. I Love You. You remain in my heart forever.

  8. Carol and Mario lanni says:

    Dear Peggy. I dearly remember the fun wonderful days with you. John and Lisa were together a long time time and I still think of all of you as family. I hope you are with Theresa having some laughs now and resting so peacefully. Lisa and Michelle and the rest of the family please know that we are praying for you all to find some peace and know how loved your Mom was. Lisa, you know I still love you even though we are not together too often. I would like to send you an open invitation to visit us in Florida. We are here til May. Just pm me anytime. Love you. Stay strong and a God bless you.

  9. Carol and Mario lanni says:

    Correction. Peggy and Theresa having some laughs. Sorry

  10. Patricia Gigliotti says:

    I loved our talks. You would always talk to me about Michele and how you wanted me to look after her ? I will continue to do so you don’t need to worry.
    Lots of love

  11. Megan says:

    My wholehearted condolences to Michele and Lisa and the rest of the family on the passing of Peggy.

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