Niagara Gazette

Obituaries

June 7, 2014

Marilyn J. Bray

SANBORN — Marilyn J. Bray, of Sanborn, NY, went home to meet her Lord and Savior after a long battle with cancer on June 5, 2014. Marilyn was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on June 10, 1936, the daughter of the late John H. and Jessie (Sensabaugh) Northrup.

Mrs. Bray graduated from Wilson High School, attended the University of Buffalo Nursing School and graduated from Kelly Business Institute. Marilyn worked at Kimberly Clark until deciding to start a family. When her children were grown she worked at Harrison Radiator until she retired.

Marilyn was a beloved member of her community and church because of her passion for helping others, tireless work and dedication. She volunteered for many causes such as Awana record keeper, reading poems and hosting picnics at her home for the homeless of Buffalo City Mission. She also assisted with Vacation Bible School, Youth Church and baked for many different causes. She was awarded the Veteran Administration's "Four Chaplain" honor for her humanitarian services on February 2, 2014.

Mrs. Bray is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronald R. Bray; they were married on August 6, 1955; son, Steven (Loretta) Bray of Sanborn, NY; two daughters, Wendy Osborne of Sanborn, NY and Laurie (Raymond) Gaffney of Niagara Falls, NY; six grandchildren, Corinna Bray, Heather Hamilton, Rory Osborne, Eric Adams, John Dale II and Jacob Bray; three great-grandchildren, Jarrod Smith, Jules Dale and Morgan Dale. She was predeceased by her brother, Roger (Bonnie) Northrup.

A memorial service will be held onThursday, June 19, 2014, at 6:30PM at Calvary Baptist Church, 624 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Memorials may be made in her name to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Inurnment at Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Arrangements were made through the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, Sanborn, NY.

Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.

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