BREWER – Edward Gratton “Grat” Frye, 78, husband of the late Mary P. (Robb) Frye, died May 2, 2006, at an Orono healthcare center. He was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Calais, the son of Miles R. and Josephine (Curran) Frye. Grat attended schools in Calais, graduating from Calais Academy where he was vice president of his class and captain of the basketball team. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1945-1947 as an aviation electrician’s mate. He worked for New England Telephone for 37 years, living in various areas of Maine including, Calais, Rockland, Waterville and Bangor. He began serving as a switchman, eventually served as a foreman and retired as a district supervisor. Grat was an active member of several organizations including the St. Croix Lodge No. 46, AF & AM, Calais, Anah Temple Shrine, the I.O.O.F., Calais and the Telephone Pioneers. He and his wife were also active founding members of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Brewer. In his earlier years, Edward enjoyed traveling and camping, building model trains, carpentry and was an all-around handyman. Grat is survived by three sons, James Frye and his wife, Donna, of Bangor, Paul Frye and his wife, Melissa, of Sullivan and Peter Frye of Hermon; six grandchildren, Jason of Boynton Beach, Fla., Jennifer of Orono, Bradley of Belling-ham, Wash., Ryan of Seattle, Wash., Daniel and his wife, Jessika, of Carmel and Reid of Harrisonburg, Va.; one expected great-granddaughter of May 4, 2006; two brothers, Miles P. Frye and his wife, Muriel, of Waterville and Donald J. Frye and his wife, Elaine, of Allbemarle, N.C.; one sister, Pauline Douglass of Greenville; a special cousin, Louis Morrison of Calais; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years in 1997. A memorial service celebrating Grat’s life will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Brewer, with the Rev. Dr. Barbara J. Clarke, rector, presiding. Committal services and burial will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Calais Cemetery, Calais. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke St., Brewer, ME 04412. Arrangements in the care of Kiley Funeral Home, 69 State St., Brewer.