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Funeral services for Maria Luisa (Spatola) Gray, age 74, of Palestine will be at 10 A.M. Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory.
Mrs. Gray passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016, in Fort Worth.
She was born July 13, 1942, in the town of Pachino, Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. She had lived in Palestine since 1974 and was a member of Court Drive Church of Christ. She had worked many years for P.I.S.D. in the cafeteria. Mrs. Gray enjoyed cooking, knitting and sewing and loved spending time with her grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents Luigi Spatola and Giuseppina Cultrera Spatola, her siblings, and her husband Dennis Hendricks Gray in December 2009.
Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Williams and Larry of Fairfield, Kim Anderson and Rick of Nacogdoches, Patricia Rohde and Duane of Tyler, and Charles Boykin of Roanoke; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family will receive condolences from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, December 9, 2016, at Herrington Funeral Home.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on December 9, 2016
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