Margaret Gray

Obituary of Margaret F. Gray

Margaret F. (Peggy) Gray, age 83, of Village of Santiago and a member of St. Mark the Evangelist, passed away Sunday, August 11th, in Orlando. Peggy was born and raised in Washington, DC.  She met her husband of nearly 63 years while attending the University of Maryland in November of 1953. They married three years later after Charles completed Air Force navigator training.  During their service, they were stationed in Massachusetts, Arizona, New Jersey, Kansas, California, and Japan until retiring from the United States Air Force while serving at the Pentagon in 1979, five years after their daughter was born.

After 20 years of aerospace sector work, raising their only daughter Julie Anne, and caring for Peggy's mother Blanche, in 1999 they (Charles, Peggy and Blanche) took up active retirement in The Villages, FL.

Peggy was a member of the Jazz Lovers Club, a recognized Washington Redskin fanatic, a devout Catholic and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother (Mimi). 

She is survived by her husband Charles; daughter Julie Anne; and grandson Derek Andrew.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, and will be laid to rest in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY Funeral & Cremation Life Event Center, 3975 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, FL  32162.   Sentiments may be left online at

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Memorial Mass

10:00 am
Thursday, August 22, 2019
St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church
7081 SE Hwy 42
Summerfield, Florida, United States


Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Florida
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