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Delphine A. Gray

September 2, 1930 — August 17, 2023


Delphine A. Gray

Delphine A. (Krom) Gray, 92 of Southington, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2023 at the HOCC, New Britain Campus. She had been the loving wife of the late Robert J. Gray for 64 years.


Born in New Britain on September 2, 1930, to the late John and Emily (Mankey) Krom, she had been a Southington resident for over 50 years.  


Delphine started her career at Fafnir Bearing prior to marrying her husband and ultimately becoming a homemaker. She loved motherhood, not only raising her own sons, but also being a second mom to many of their friends. Her greatest accomplishment was becoming “Nana” to her 5 grandchildren.


More often than not, Delphine could be found outside in the yard. She had a gardener’s green thumb, whether it be vegetables or flowers. Some of her flowers have been shared amongst neighbors and are still blooming in their gardens today. Her love of being outdoors included time spent at the beach; most recently, a family vacation at Misquamicut Beach, RI. She loved animals of all kinds. She especially enjoyed bird watching and each of her 5 dogs over the years.


Delphine is survived by her son Charles Gray of Southington and 5 grandchildren: Todd, Melissa, April, Jennel, Connor, and 2 great-granddaughters, Miranda and Maria, her daughter-in-law, Susan of Bristol and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Robert, Delphine was predeceased by her son Robert and brothers, Arthur, Edward and Milton Krom.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Delphine’s memory may be made to the Southington Dog Pound, 646 Woodruff St, Southington, CT 06489.


A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, August 25, 2023 at Plantsville Funeral Home 975S. Main St., Plantsville. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, August. 24, 2023 at the Plantsville Funeral Home.  For online condolences and directions, please visit


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