Luke Mccrea Obituary, Death – Huntington Beach, in the state of California, as well as Fort Fairfield – After a brief struggle with cancer, Gayle E. McCrea (Mahaney), who was 81 years old, transitioned to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 31, 2019, after passing away. At the time of her passing, Gayle was surrounded by her whole family at her residence on Gallant Drive. Her parents and older brother, Larry Mahaney, all away before Gayle was born. Phil, her devoted spouse, is the only person who has survived. Her brother Keith and his wife Karlene Mahaney, both of Bangor, Maine, are among living family members.
Phil and Gayle stayed married for a total of 64 years and had three children throughout that time. Phil Jr. McCrea and his wives Ceci and Lisa McCrea, Stephanie/Taffy Clarke and her husband Glenn Clarke, and Phil Jr. McCrea and his wives Ceci and Lisa McCrea. Phil and Gayle have been given the gift of eight grandchildren: Denni-Rose and Wyatt McKinnie, Chelsea, Cole, Luke, and Austin McCrea, and Destiny Rodriquez. Zach Clarke and his wife, Tanya, also have a granddaughter named Destiny. Samlya and Zai-Lyn are the names of the two great-granddaughters.
Following their retirement in 1989, Gayle and Phil set out across the country in their motor home, visiting places all the way from Maine to California and everywhere in between. They went on a few cruises, went camping with their buddies from Elks, and traveled internationally. They had a great time doing all of these things. Throughout the years, they hosted gatherings for their friends and family, and they were always game for more celebrations. Their home was considered everyone’s home since they kept the door open at all times. There was always space available at the table for everyone who came in. Over the course of several years, they provided food for the masses. Gayle and Phil’s journey through life has brought them a large number of friends, all of whom they hold dear.
Gayle’s hand was always reaching out to comfort a sad heart or to laugh out loud at a joke that she heard for the fortieth time. She had a desire for giving of herself to others, and she did so with great enthusiasm. Do you happen to be able to hear her laugh right now? I can. She maintained a busy lifestyle right up to the day she passed away, which included her stint as a cheerleader for the Fort Fairfield Tigers. Gayle was a majorette in the parades, in addition to being a life guard at the local pool and playing the piano. Tap dancing was Gayle’s favorite kind of dance, and up until a year ago, she continued to perform in her tap shoes.
Now, our beloved Gayle is putting on a show for all of the people who passed away before her in paradise by tap dancing. Through her ceaseless demonstration of the Christian virtue of love, Gayle influenced the spirituality of people who were in her immediate vicinity. Together with her husband Phil, Gayle enjoyed a fruitful and fortunate life. They were destined to be together from the very beginning. They had a full and happy life together because they knew what was most important in life: spending time with family and friends and being generous with what they had to offer. Everyone will miss Gayle’s quick wit and endearing personality. Oh, how we are going to miss that laughing! And that laughter!