Gloucester — Lester M. Gray II, 62, died unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, October 13, 2013. He was the husband of Irisa (Posadas) Gray.
Born in Beverly on January 16, 1951, he was the son of the late Lester M. and Mary D. (Arvilla) Gray. He attended Gloucester Public Schools.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was stationed in Korea at Camp Edwards, and was honorably discharged in November 1972.
Lester was employed by the City of Gloucester in the Department of Public Works for 40 years, retiring in 2010.
He was known to have a good sense of humor and was a practical joker. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and carving, and was an avid collector of numerous items, including arrow heads and military toys. He was an excellent cook, and enjoyed trying out new recipes.
In addition to his wife of 24 years, he is survived by his sister, Gloria Quinn Corliss; brother, Philip, husband of Hilda Gray; several nieces and nephews, including Kevin Quinn; and 20 nieces and nephews in the Philippines, and one in Germany, who adored him. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald Gray; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Corliss.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held on Saturday morning in the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 9 to 11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, c/o The Komen Massachusetts Affiliate, 89 South Street, Suite 406, Boston, MA 02111, or www.komenmass.org. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home. For more information, or to send condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.