View Original NoticeBetty Griffin Ray

ELLSWORTH – Betty Griffin Ray, beloved wife of George M. Ray, passed peacefully in her home surrounded by the love and support of her family on Nov. 17, 2022, at the age of 89. Betty was born on March 31, 1933, in Southwest Harbor, to Ray and Lillian (Forbis) Griffin.
Betty graduated from Ellsworth High School with the class of 1950. Soon after, she married George, her husband of 66 years. George and Betty raised five children while operating multiple businesses.
Betty lived her life with grace and integrity. She was an active member of her community. She was an avid golfer, skilled bridge player, excellent gardener and a talented artist and craftswoman. Most importantly, Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.
Betty is survived by all five of her children, George Jr. and his wife, Carole, of Ellsworth, Jayne Wixon and her husband, David, of Surry, Dan, and his partner, Nadine, of Surry, Tim and his wife, Danielle, of Somesville and Dawna Archer and her husband, Earle, of Surry. She was “Grammie B” to 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Alice Upton of Lamoine, and many nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her parents; her husband, George; her brother, Billy Griffin; and sister Joy Mayo.
Interment will be at Remick Cemetery with a committal service for both George and Betty planned for the spring 2023. Commemorative donations may be made to the Ellsworth High School Alumni Association’s George Ray Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 11, Ellsworth, ME 04605. or the Alzheimer’s Association – alz.org, or Northern Light Home Care and Hospice-Hancock, 441 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. The family wishes to thank the amazing team of professional and compassionate caregivers from Northern Light Home Care and Hospice Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at

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