Obituary for Maxine Bray
OWLS HEAD - Frances Maxine Bray, 94, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at the South Portland Nursing Home, South Portland following a long illness.
She was the daughter of the late William and Bessie (Altic) Hinton, and sister of Willetta Hartman. Maxine was born in Bolivar, Missouri on July 16, 1922 and graduated from the local high school in 1940.
She was married to the late Biron Bray on March 8, 1946 at the Owl’s Head Baptist Church by Rev. Wendall Wilson. She was a resident of Owl’s Head for over 50 years until she moved to the Rankin Street Center in Rockland.
She was a homemaker who loved to cook for her family, and was known for her famous yeast rolls she made for every holiday. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening, and word searches. Red was her favorite color. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockland and the McDonald Ladies’ Class. She served at the church in many capacities.
Maxine is survived by two sons, William Bray and his fiancée Jeanne Gonneville of Portland, Steven Bray and his wife Cathy of Bowdinham; and one daughter, Betty Binkiwitz and her husband William of Foxboro, Massachusetts. She is predeceased by one son, Thomas Bray and is survived by his wife Cindy. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
An hour of visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 with a celebration of her life held at 12:00 noon at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A reception will be held at 104 Limerock, adjacent to the funeral home immediately following the service. All are welcome. Private interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Owl’s Head.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.