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Robert Francis Murray, I
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1944
Death: Oct. 4, 2009

DUXBURY Robert Francis Murray I, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2009, surrounded by his family, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer; he was 64. Robert was born on November 22, 1944 to the (late) Vincent and Dorothy Murray. He attended Marshfield Public Schools, graduating from Marshfield High School. Mr. Murray graduated from U-Mass at Amherst with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. He enjoyed 37 years of teaching which included one year in Gardner MA, 15 years at Martinson Junior High School, and 21 years at Marshfield High School, until his retirement in 2003. During his teaching career, Mr. Murray served as a track coach, varsity hockey coach, and junior varsity baseball coach. On October 23, 1971, he married his best friend, Lorna (Hallam) Murray, and together, they shared in the joy of raising 5 sons; his family was his greatest treasure, and he eagerly anticipated every moment where his sons, and their families, would gather. He was a man of "traditions" with his favorites being Christmas Day, and an annual family vacation every August at his Log Cabin on Watchic Pond in Standish Maine. His bright smile captured the moment, as he sat in the background and watched his family, most recently his grandchildren, spending time together. Mr. Murray lived for his summers in Standish Maine, but also enjoyed driving out to UMass Amherst for football games in the fall, and traveling to Fort Ticonderoga every summer, all with his wife, Lorna. He was passionate about History and enjoyed adding to his wealth of knowledge by reading and watching videos. An avid sports fan, he loved watching sports, especially Bruins hockey and Red Sox baseball. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lorna Hallam Murray, his 5 sons, Keith and his wife, Lee-Ann (Pepicelli) Murray of Wakefield, MA., Robert Murray Jr. of Farmville, VA., David and his wife, Lauren (Russell) Murray of Methuen, MA., Thomas Murray and his girlfriend Felecia Marino of North Attleboro, MA., and Michael and his wife, Marcia (Ward) Murray of Marshfield MA., four sisters, Patricia and her husband Ronald Massa of Scituate, MA., Kathleen and her husband Gregory Cahill of Plymouth MA., Christine and her husband Robert Cahill of Plymouth MA., and Elizabeth Nickerson of New Bedford, MA.; his devoted friend David Sadowsky of New Milford, CT., and his 5 grandchildren, Nicholas, Logan, Brian, Tessa and Tristan. Funeral from the MacDonald Funeral Home 1755 Ocean St (rte139) Marshfield Thursday October 8, at 8:45 am followed by a funeral mass celebrating his life in the Holy Family Church, 601 Tremont St, Duxbury, at 10:00 am. Visiting hours will be Wednesday October 7, from 4-8 pm. Interment will be in the Winslow Cemetery Marshfield. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to South Shore Hospice, 100 Bay State Dr. Braintree, MA. 02184 Or to: Marshfield High School Baseball, C/O MHS Athletic Dept, 167 Forest St. Marshfield, MA. 02050. For online guestbook and directions please visit us at our website,

Published in The Patriot Ledger on 10/6/2009
Old Winslow Burying Ground
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Carol Bestick
Record added: Oct 06, 2009
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