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Jeanette Gray, 91, Of Bronxville

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Jeanette Gray of Bronxville died Sept. 25 of a heart attack. She was 91.

Born in Chicago, she was the daughter of Otto Henry and Frances Ellen Wiley Hofman. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1942, majoring in history and studying German and French. In 1942, she married William Mills Todd Jr. They lived in Birmingham, Mich., and Summit, N.J.

William died in 1960 after suffering a heart attack. In 1965, she married Rocky Gray and moved with him to Bronxville. She was head of the Altar Guild at Christ Church and a member of the vestry as head of building and grounds.

Gray was also the director of the Eliza Corwin Frost Center of Christ Church. In 2011, the center's outdoor play area was dedicated to honor her service and named "Jan Gray's Garden."

She and her husband were active in "Working Gardeners" and helped to establish Gramatan Village for Senior Care and Activities. Gray also worked at Bosworth and Gray Law Offices as an accountant for more than 25 years. She had many hobbies and interests, including reading history and fiction, classical music, gardening, cooking and needlework.

Gray is survived by three children, William Mills Todd III, of Cambridge, Mass., Ellen Wiley Todd, of Washington, D.C., and Sarah Elizabeth Todd, of Los Angeles; a stepson, James Bennett Gray, of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sept. 29 at Christ Church. McGrath and Son Funeral Home in Bronxville handled arrangements.

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