BOARDMAN - Lucille L. Gray, 81, passed away Sunday at her home.
She was born Sept. 30, 1939 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (La Volpa) Petaccio.
Lucille graduated from South High School. She was a foreman for Salata Family Foods for 20 years and Maui Toys for 19 years, retiring in 2009. She was a member of the Mahoning County Sportsman Association. She had a passion for swimming and was a synchronized swimmer. In her free time, Lucille loved to go camping and to YSU football games.
Her husband, James W. “PaPa” Gray III, whom she married July 20, 1957, passed away June 20, 2010.
Lucille is survived by her three sons, James (Helen) Gray IV of Denver, CO, Joseph (Cathy) Gray of Youngstown and Gary Gray (Deb McDowell) of Lowellville; six grandchildren, Jim (Mona) Gray, Cindy Gray, Linda Gray, Gina Gray, Amber (Mark) Cercone, and Colton Gray; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Petaccio of Boardman; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Petaccio; and brother-in-law, Bob Gray.
She was preceded in death by her son, Don Gray; granddaughter, Angela Gray; and two brothers, Anthony and James Petaccio.
Family and friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 PM and on Friday from 12 to 1 PM at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, where a funeral service will follow on Friday at 1 PM with Fr. Matthew Humerickhouse officiating, at the funeral home.
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