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AKWESASNE – Ann C. Gray, 69, of 516 Cook Road, unexpectedly passed away Sunday morning, December 22, 2019 at University of Vermont Health Network at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.

Ann was born December 30, 1949 in Manhattan, the daughter of the late George and Ruth (Stolinas) Kaporch. She attended schools in Flushing. In 1968, she married Louis Gray, Sr. at St. Regis Catholic Church with Rev. George Brodeur officiating.

While she was living in Manhattan, she worked for Metropolitan Insurance Company. After moving to Akwesasne, she worked in the Administrative office at Sears in Massena. She was a communicant of St. Regis Catholic Church and member of the Akwesasne Death Benefits Group. Ann had a great love for cooking, watching Jeopardy, playing cards, and will be fondly remembered by many as a social butterfly.

Ann is survived by her loving husband, Louis; her daughter and companion, Tracy Gray and Mitchell Jacobs of Akwesasne; her son, Brian Gray of Malone; her grandchildren, Shelby, Brian Jr., Brock, and Louie; her sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Kenneth Robenault of Easton, Pennsylvania; her brother and sisters-in-law, Ed and Joanne Kroepfl of Flushing, New York; and George and Barbara Kaporch of Union, New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ann was predeceased by a son, Louis Gray, Jr. on November 16, 2008 and her sister, Lorraine Gray on January 8, 2002.

Friends called on Thursday at the Akwesasne Homemakers until the time of services on Saturday. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may consider donations to assist the family.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories and condolences may be shared online at


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