Merle "Spud" Cray
1929 — 2021
Merle "Spud" Cray Sr., 92, of Plainville, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, October 3, 2021. He was the loving husband of the late Janet Ruth (Sanders) Cray, with whom he shared 52 wonderful years. Merle was born on August 10, 1929, in Caribou, Maine to the late Manzer Cray and Phyllis (Hazlett) Cray. He worked as a Rigger for Northeast Rigging and Tomasso's until his retirement. Merle served honorably and proudly in the Navy where he patrolled the Mediterranean from the Midway. This is also where his Navy comrades gave him the nickname "Spud" since he was born in Maine. Merle lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed many hobbies and activities. He was...