Leuella E. "Penny" Ray

Leuella E. "Penny" Ray


            RAY, E. Leuella, "Penny" 98, of Sarasota, Fla. /So. Chatham passed away peacefully surrounded by love ones February 16, 2018.

            Born April 20, 1919 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Penny is predeceased by her husband, Herbert L. Ray, Jr.; her parents, Saguna & Frank White; her brother, Ensley White; & her daughter, Salli Ray Govatsos. Survived by her son, Richard L. Ray & his companion, Colleen Merryweather; son-in-law, Jerry Govatsos, 4 granddaughters, 6 great grandchildren, many friends & cousins.

            Penny grew up in Berlin Conn.; graduated from Berlin High School & completed an RN degree at Newton-Wellesley. She embarked on a career as a pediatric nurse at Newton-Wellesley Hospital & later became a school nurse in the Ashland & Harwich school systems. Penny & Herb married in 1941; raised their family in Ashland; enjoyed summers in Brant Rock & on Cape Cod. Upon her husband's death, she moved to Sarasota, Fla. & became the Director of Nursing at Plymouth Harbor. Family & friends will remember Penny for her love of animals, writing letters, dancing, knitting, sewing, baking, playing cards, traveling and her love for Cape Cod & Sarasota.

            Family and friends are invited to attend a church service at the First Congregational Church of Chatham, 650 Main St, Chatham, MA, on June 13th at 2pm. After which, Penny will be laid to rest alongside her husband Herbert at the Union Cemetery in Chatham.

            Condolences can be sent to her son at PO BOX 6706, Tampa FL 33608. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the MindLink Foundation, www.mindlinkfoundation.org in honor of Salli Govatsos.