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Bangor Daily News: As snow fell outside, tears were falling inside the Island Community Center on Sunday [February 24] as the tight-knit fishing community of Stonington-Deer Isle gathered to remember 2 local fishermen lost at sea in December [2012].

Arriving in the snow long before the 2:00 p.m. memorial service began, Joyce Gray, a grandmother of Wallace “Chubby” Gray II, the young captain of The Foxy Lady II, chose her steps carefully as she made her way down a slippery hill to the community center’s front door. She clutched husband Maynard’s arm with one hand to keep both from falling. In her other hand she clutched a pink box of tissues.

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