2007-05-16 / Obituaries

Linda L. Gray, 57

Gray, 57

Linda L. (Sherman) Gray, 57, of Buckwheat Ave., Portsmouth, died Friday,

May 11, 2007 at


She was the wife of Kenneth S. Gray, Tax Assessor of Jamestown, to whom she was married for 36 years. She had previously resided in Somerset, Mass., and also in Newport.

Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of Celia (Babiarz) Sherman of Fall River and the late Frederick Sherman.

Mrs. Gray was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School with the class of 1967. She had also graduated from St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing.

A registered nurse, she had most recently worked at the Newport County Community Mental Health Center of Middletown.

She was the co-owner of the former Gray's Office Center in Fall River. She also served on the Board of Management Committee and was a Member of the Bellevue Square Condominium Association in Newport.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Bryan M. Gray and his wife Kim (Cicchetti) Gray of Fall River, Mass., two daughters Alicia K. Gray of Newport, and Heather L. Herren and her husband Chris Herren of Portsmouth. She was the grandmother of Christopher Gray Herren, Samantha Gray Herren and Cameron Gray. She also leaves two brothers, Lawrence Sherman and his wife Marie Sherman of Somerset, Mass., Lloyd "Skip" Sherman of Fall River and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Leonard Sherman.

The funeral was held Tuesday with a Mass at St. Stanislaus Church in Fall River. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice at the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties at 1184 East Main Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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