BIRCH HARBOR- Kathleen Elaine Ray passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Ellsworth. She was born in Gouldsboro, Maine, daughter of the late Neal K. Dow Sr. and the late Marcia (Foss) Dow.
Kay and Bob spent many weekends out dancing in Milbridge and Gouldsboro at the grange halls. Together, they were rural mail carriers for 3 years with the United States Postal Service. Kay was employed for 35 years at Stinson’s Sardine Company.
She is survived by her son, Gregory Ray of Prospect Harbor, ME; brother-Neal Dow Jr. and wife, Christine of Ellsworth, ME and Florida and Fredrick Dow and wife, Ellen of Florida; special nieces, Rose White and husband, Jim of Otis, ME and Brenda Archer of Ellsworth; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, Nancy Chipman of Birch Harbor who always made her smile and her beloved pet cat, Joker.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert S. Ray in 2012; her daughter, Pamela Ray Lounder; sister, Margaret Bickford and brother, Roger “Bud” Dow and both of her parents.
Memorial contributions are welcomed at the Gouldsboro Fire Department, 59 Main Street, Gouldsboro, ME 04607.
A graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Friday, May 10, 2019, in the Corea Cemetery in Corea, ME.