NEWPORT – Leola Marie Gray, 73, died May 4, 2007, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Perham, a daughter of Evald and Gladys (Nelson) Dahlgren. Leola moved at a young age with her family to Pittsfield, where she graduated from Maine Central Institute, Class of 1951. On Feb. 22, 1958, she married George M. Gray. Leola retired from SAD No. 48 in 1993, where she was the guidance secretary for 25 years. She was a past member of the Newport Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her husband of Newport, she is survived by two sons, Craig and wife, Julie, of Scarborough and Mark and partner, Tim Michaud, of Indialantic, Fla.; one brother, Maynard Dahlgren and wife, Wanda, of Pittsfield; two sisters, Rita Cushman and husband, Hartland, of Dexter and Elaine Doughty of Hollis Center; two brothers-in-law, Sidney Gray and wife, Carol, and Carl Gray and wife, Opal, all of Newport; one sister-in-law, Wahneta Dahlgren of Yarmouth; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside committal service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the family lot at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at