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Obituary for Alice Gray
Alice (Hutchinson) Gray, 71, of Wilton, NH, died peacefully on November 5, 2019, in Peterborough, NH, after a brief illness. Born August 16, 1948, in Nashua, NH, to Margaret (Schmidt) Hutchinson and Calvin Hutchinson, being the youngest of 3 children.
Her family's roots run strong in Lyndeborough, NH where her parents, grandparents, and many other relatives resided for many generations. Growing up on her parent's farm on Cram Hill, with roughly 30 foster siblings, whom Margaret and Calvin had taken in various points of time. After graduating from Wilton High School in 1967, she completed 2 years of business school. She was previously employed with Hitchners and Hendrix, before retiring from OI Brockway in Nashua, NH in the early 2000's.
Of her hobbies, when she was not watching her grandchildren grow like weeds, hand writing letters to all her family and friends as well as receiving letters back were amongst her favorites. She loved her pets and had a great fondness for elephants. She enjoyed hosting gatherings at her home where all were welcome to come enjoy in coffee, desserts and catching up.
Alice leaves behind her loving and dedicated husband of 24 years, James Gray, 2 sons Mikel Beam and his wife Dawn Beam of Wilton, Timothy Gray and his wife Betty Gray of Keene, and one daughter Ruth Gray and her significant other Brian Makowski of Bay City, TX, four granddaughters and two grandsons. Her brother David Schmidt of Wilton and her brother Leroy Hutchinson and his wife Debra. Alice is predeceased by her husband of 21 years Virgil "Cuffy" Beam, and several other family members.
Services will be held Monday, November 11, 2019, at Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton, NH, 03086, from 10am-12pm. A graveside burial will commence after the service at the South Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Lyndeborough, NH.