Gary S. Gray

Gary S. Gray, 63, of East Providence, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Miriam Hospital. He was the loving husband and best friend of Jean G. (Guarino) Gray to whom he was married for 40 years.

Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of Barbara (Sweetland) Gray of Pawtucket and the late William A. Gray, Jr.

Gary was a school bus driver and the Director of Transportation for the Pawtucket School Dept. until he retired. He was an aficionado of “cars, cards, and cigars.”  Gary was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Lindsay J. Deranamie and her husband David of East Providence, Tara Gray and her partner Ryan Glass of East Providence, three grandchildren, Audrina, Carter, and Camden Deranamie, two sisters, Patricia Gray of Arlington, VA, and Debra Keough of Pawtucket, two brothers, William A. Gray, III, of Fairhaven and Douglas Gray of Myrtle Beach, SC.  He was the brother of the late Kerry Campanelli.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM in St. Theresa’s Church, 354 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.


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Pamela J Cute from East Providence wrote on February 28, 2021 at 1:57 pm:
Jean and family, Beautifully said Deb Valerio! Ill never forget you walking down St. Margaret's to marry your Love. I saw Gary grow into his life with you and all of the people who knew and loved him!
Colleen Sears from Cumberland wrote on February 1, 2021 at 12:05 pm:
Dear Jean, Barbara, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how heartbroken you are. Gary was a wonderful man. And I know you will miss him always. Praying for everyone in your family to find some peace in the happy memories you have. With my sincere condolences, Colleen Sears
Candy Turner from North Providence wrote on January 30, 2021 at 8:17 am:
So sorry for your loss thinking of you and your family at this time. May he rest in peace.
ROBERT J JOHNSTON from PAWTUCKET wrote on January 27, 2021 at 9:03 pm:
My deepest condolences to Jean and the entire Gray family. I have many fond memories of Gary as a wonderful friend and co worker. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet Mills from Narragansett wrote on January 27, 2021 at 8:18 pm:
Jean, I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. When I think of either one of you, I remember the laughs we had whenever you had our run. You’re both great people and I can only imagine how much Gary is missed already. You’re in my thoughts. ❤️
Guido Improta II from Cranston wrote on January 27, 2021 at 7:17 pm:
Dear Jeanie, and family, My condolences for the loss of a wonderful man. Many amazing summer parties that my family and I will never forget! He was a great guy! You are in our prayers!! I love my cousins!! Love Guy and Deb and girls!!
Debra Firth from Pawtucket wrote on January 27, 2021 at 10:40 am:
So sorry for your loss.
Janet And Kevin Rabbitt from Westerly wrote on January 26, 2021 at 4:58 pm:
Jean, Lindsay, Tara, Barbara and Family, We are saddened to hear of Gary's passing this evening. I knew him first as a great Dad who loved his girls and then as a co-worker. I always enjoyed his humor and kindness. I know he will be missed. We will have your family in our thoughts and prayers. Peace, Janet and Kevin Rabbitt
Heather Ogilvie from Pawtucket wrote on January 26, 2021 at 12:06 pm:
The community has lost a truly giving man. Prayers for you all.
Ron & Lisa Goodinson from Hope, RI wrote on January 26, 2021 at 8:25 am:
Lindsey, David and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad. We Pray that you may find some Peace in this difficult time. God Bless you all.
Diane (Goyette) Vincent from Rumford wrote on January 26, 2021 at 1:46 am:
Barbara & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing. I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through right now, but you know that the Good Lord is watching over all of you. Kerrie and Gary are now reunited with their dad looking down from the heavens. Deepest Sympathy
Phil and chris thompson from Pawtucket wrote on January 25, 2021 at 7:09 pm:
So sorry for your loss..our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Janet George from Riverside wrote on January 25, 2021 at 6:10 pm:
Jean, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters. Keep close all the wonderful memories you have. As painful as they might be now, they will become a source of comfort and joy. God bless.
Janet George from Riverside wrote on January 25, 2021 at 6:07 pm:
LuAnn and David Hall from Riverside wrote on January 25, 2021 at 2:11 pm:
Jean, Lindsey and Tara, Please accept our sincere condolences. We have such fond memories of when the girls were young and playing soccer. Gary was such a good man, always smiling and welcoming. He will never be forgotten. So very sorry
Diane Coyle from Hyannis wrote on January 25, 2021 at 8:42 am:
Barbara and family, so sorry to hear of your son Gary’s passing, and so soon after Kerry. You have been in my thoughts and I will pray for you and your family. God Bless You all.
Suzanne Wilson from Runford wrote on January 25, 2021 at 8:08 am:
Dear Barbara and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I can’t imagine what you all are going through right now.
JERRY GUARINO from JOHNSTON wrote on January 25, 2021 at 4:53 am:
JEAN AND FAMILY BETTE AND I ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST
Whitney, Stephane, Madelyn & Julia from Smithfield wrote on January 24, 2021 at 4:25 pm:
Uncle Gary you were always a positive influence everyone in the family looked up to. Stephane always appreciated your chats.. We will miss you!!! ❤
Debra Kay & Andy Hebert from DeRidder, LA wrote on January 24, 2021 at 12:48 pm:
Gary you welcomed us to Néw England with open arms. We will never forget our game nights with you guys and the loving hospitality you gave us. You had the best Halloween parties and by far the best 4th of July ones. But most of all we saw you love your beautiful wife and girls. You were a living example of how one should be the head of his house and love as Christ did. I know you are singing with the angels now. Safe a place up there for all of us. I know we’re just passing through this world and that soon we’ll all be joining you. RIP Love You big guy. DK