Helene M. Gray
Helene M. Gray, was born in Elizabethtown, N.Y., on Aug. 7, 1942, and found her peace on Nov. 28, 2019. She was 77 years old.
Daughter of John T. "Jack" and Bertha (Gill) Crowley Sr., both deceased. Helene was also predeceased by her brother John T. "Thomas," his wife Nancy (Haley) Crowley Jr., and their daughter Kristin Comparato (Joseph).
Helene is survived by her beloved husband Paul Gray, her children Michelle Gizzi Hall and Robert Gizzi Jr. (Kimberly), stepchildren Nathaniel Gray (Jill), Christine Vaughn (David) and Kerith Duker. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Dale, Dalton and Dylan Hall, Tyler and Kaitlyn Gizzi and Olivia and Elliot Gray. She is also survived by her nieces Lori Warner (Robert), Meghan Hylton (Derrick) and her nephew John "Tom" Crowley (Dawn).
Helene was well known for her beautiful gardens and love of flowers which she happily shared each year during her epic porch parties, her dedication to her community through her work at the Renew thrift shop and her love of all things furry through her many cat adoptions through the North Country SPCA.
The family asks that you wear your brightest colors to a celebration of Helene's life on Saturday, December 14, 11 a.m., at St. John's Episcopal Church, Essex. Reception at the church to follow immediately.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Helene's name to the North Country SPCA or Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue.
Published on December 9, 2019


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Barb Tyler
Dec 16, 2019
Paul - my deepest condolences on Helene's passing. I did not know about it until Saturday, after the funeral was over. She has been such a good friend since high school. I will always have fond memories of Tom's and my visits with you folks in Essex and all the great times we had together. RIP, my dear Helene.
John W Sucharski Jr
Dec 09, 2019
Friend from school