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Kathleen E. Gray

May 17, 1951 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 67)



Kathleen E. (Murphy) Gray, 67 of Bartlett Avenue, Cranston, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Rhode Island Hospital after a sudden illness. She was the loving partner and wife of almost 29 years to Thurston L. Gray, Jr.


Kathleen was born in Providence in 1951 and was the daughter of the late Bernard S. Murphy and the late Florence L. (Rollinson) Murphy.


Early on Kathy worked as an antiques dealer and then from 1985 until her retirement in 2017 at Teka Interconnects as a product assembler where she worked her way up to quality control inspector. In her spare time she loved being with her Family, Facebook friends and solving puzzles on her iPad.

She is survived by her son Christopher C. Manning and his wife Jennifer, her brothers, Stephen B. Murphy, William F. Murphy, and his wife Betty, Richard A. Murphy, Bernard M. Murphy and his wife Carolyn, Joanne Murphy, wife of the late Patrick J. Murphy. She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


The funeral will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Saint Ann Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday, February 21 from 4 to 7 pm.


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