Clinton, Maine--Pearlie “Marie” (Gray) Webb, age 94, peacefully passed away on October 14, 2021, as the Lord welcomed her into his open arms. Her daughter was with her at Maine General Hospital. \r\n\r\nShe was born in Stonington, Maine on April 26, 1927, and was the 7th of 9 children in James W. Gray Sr. and Sadie “Kathleen” (Cleveland) Gray’s family. She attended Stonington Schools until her freshman year, at which time she left school to care for her mother and younger siblings while her mother underwent cancer treatment. She later received her G.E.D the same year that her daughter graduated High School.\r\n\r\nMarie worked as a waitress before meeting the handsome widower, Russell A. Webb of Oceanville. They were married on September 21, 1952, at the Church on the Hill on Deer Isle. With this marriage she gained two stepsons, Wallace H., and David H. The following year, their daughter Joan W. was born. For several years Marie traveled across New England with Russell as he worked as an Electrician. In 1959 they purchased a home in Clinton and settled down. Her home was filled with homemade meals and desserts which were shared with others in the community who were without families or facing difficulties. She was positive, independent, and progressive in her thoughts and deeds throughout her life. \r\n\r\nShe was a member of the Brown Memorial Methodist Church for 62 years and took on many roles. First as a Sunday school and vacation bible schoolteacher, assisting with events at the church and the food booth at the Clinton Lion’s Club fair. She ran the thrift shop at the Church for many years. Marie proudly held her position at the Candy Cane Christmas fair overseeing “Grannie’s Attic”. She was the official carrot peeler for the Turkey Pie Suppers held by the church. A longtime Member of the Methodist Women’s Group. She was also a member of the Clinton Senior Citizen’s Group and attended meetings of the Clinton Historical Society.\r\n\r\nMarie supplemented the family income by sewing and had a knack for tailoring garments to fit perfectly. She made her daughter’s school clothing every year and there was always a new nightgown to wear Christmas Eve. She taught her sewing skills in the Extension group when first moving to Clinton. She was a knitter, and crafter/artist in multiple mediums. She spent sunny days maintaining her flowerbeds and property.\r\n\r\nShe was predeceased by her parents, husband Russell in 2003, stepson Wallace and his wife Margaret, step grandchild Scott D Webb. Brothers Guy, James Jr, Gordon, Alton, Carroll, and Everett (Boog) Gray and sister Norma Andrews.\r\nMarie is survived by her daughter, Joan W. Bryson (Michael), stepson David H. Webb, step grandchildren Louise Chapman (Calvin). Michael Webb (Debbie) and Lisa Woodside (Jeff), David R Webb, brother Lyle (Terry) Gray, sister-in-law Elizabeth Gray and best friend Carleen Nelson. \r\n\r\nShe loved the Wednesday soup and lunch day held at the United Methodist Church prior to Covid. Once it is safe for us to meet indoor, one will be scheduled so we can all be together and celebrate her life with her Clinton friends and family.\r\n\r\nHer graveside service and burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery on Oceanville Road at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 28. Please dress for the weather if driving to the Island rather than traditional attire. It is customary to begin each trip onto the Island with a picnic lunch. There is a scenic turn out on the top of Caterpillar Hill on Rt 15 in Sedgwick or parking at the Bridge Edge Park after the Deer Isle/Sedgwick bridge. We will stop from lunch between 12-1PM at the Bridge Edge Park if you wish to meet us before heading to the cemetery. \r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank Cathy Baird for her support over the past year, Karen Robbins for coming to stay with Marie when needed, and Clinton Fire and Rescue for their kind and professional assistance on numerous occasion\r\n\r\nPlease consider making a memorial donation to the Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, Box 58, Clinton, ME 04927 or the Clinton Fire and Rescue Department in care of Clinton Town Office 27 Baker Street, Clinton, ME 04927 in lieu of flowers. \r\n\r\nAn online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com\r\n\r\nArrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.