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Fox & Murray Funeral Home and Cremation Services

528 Franklin Street, Ogdensburg, NY

OBITUARY

Donald F. Murray

8 December , 19262 August , 2019
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A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald F. Murray, age 92 of Ogdensburg will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday (Aug 7, 2019) at St. Mary’s Cathedral with his son Rev. Steven M. Murray officiating. Burial will follow at the Notre Dame Cemetery with military honors.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday (Aug 6, 2019) from 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mr. Murray passed away on Friday (Aug 2nd) at the St. Joseph’s Home with his family by his side.

Surviving are three sons Rev. Steven Murray of Malone, Frank Murray & his beloved Gretchen McHugh of Ogdensburg, David Murray & his wife Patti of Ogdensburg; a daughter Ann Johnson & her husband CJ also of Ogdensburg; grandchildren Stacy Johnson & her fiancee’ Chad Stemmler of Rochester, Timothy Amo & his wife Kasie of Tupper Lake, Kaylan Murray of Rutland, VT, Brenden & Brogan Murray also of Rutland, VT, Morgan Murray of Geneva and Kelli Barr of Ogdensburg; great-grandchildren Indigo Collier, Damon & Onnalise Shannon, Fenway and Braylin Amo; a sister Sr. Eileen Murray GNSH of PA, a brother John Murray & his wife Helen of Massena; a sister-in-law Mary Murray of Ogdensburg; a special nephew David Young & his wife Sally of Dillsburg, PA along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor in 2015; a son Thomas in 2014; a sister Margaret Austin; four brothers Paul, Thomas, Robert & James Murray and a daughter-in-law Sue Ellen (Hennigan) Murray.

Donald was born on December 8, 1926 in Ogdensburg NY, a son of the late Frank & Eva (Shattuck) Murray. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and enlisted in the US Navy from 1944-1945. He married Eleanor Y. LaRock on September 21, 1948 at Notre Dame Church with Msgr. A.D. Charbonneau officiating.

Donald worked 38 years at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center as their principal engineer, and also operated a scrap metal business. In his younger years, he was a pitcher for the local semi-pro baseball team with his siblings, and enjoyed organizing pickup softball teams for area youth on Pleasant Lake in the summer. His passions were gardening, the Rutland Railroad and its history, telling jokes, socializing with friends at local establishments, spending time at his camp on Pleasant Lake, traveling and being with his family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Notre Dame Heritage Fund, 125 Ford Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours Tuesday, 6 August , 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 7 August , 2019

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Doug Daniel and family

19 August 2019

Our sincere condolences to the entire family ,may god give you comfort in the memories you hold in your hearts ,

Barbara J Michael

10 August 2019

I met Don in the early 1990's and truly appreciated his gentle manner, excellent sense of humor and wealth of knowledge. I send my prayers to his family.

Pat and Gary Mandigo

6 August 2019

Dave, Patty, & the extended Family,
Sorry for your Loss. I'm sure he will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in Peace. I'll miss my visits with him. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

NELSON AND NANCY CARPENTER

6 August 2019

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE MURRAY FAMILY.

Dianne Sheen

6 August 2019

One of my favorite memories is during the summer at Pleasant Lake, 6pm, you could hear the boats heading to the boat launch ready to play ball! You’d hear the Websters boat, the Murrays boat and several other boats.
I miss those days.
Every summer for years this played out.
Thanks Don for these priceless memories.

Penny Sharrow

5 August 2019

Dave , Patti and the entire Murray Family -

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Your Dad and Mom were wonderful people - always helping out others - a mom and dad to a lot of people. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish your memories and he will always be with you.

Sincerely

Penny and Phil Sharrow

Wayne Ashley

5 August 2019

To the Murray Family,
I was very saddened to hear about the loss of your father. I used to enjoy our talks at local restaurants. He was a very fine man and gentleman. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. May God bless. Mayor Wayne L. Ashley

Deb (cat) Clifford

5 August 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. You dad was a nice man. I remember him from calling on your account.
❤️Deb Clifford

Shelley Fredericks

5 August 2019

So Sorry to hear of Mr. Murray's passing. He was such a wonderful, kind man and we loved to visit with him when we had the chance. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Eugene & Shelley Fredericks

Mary and Children

4 August 2019

We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your father. His lasting kindness, along with Mrs. Murray's, is forever seen in his children. And for that, we have been blessed!
I remember the day Mr. Murray taught me how to hang a hose properly. And, to this day, I still hang it that way! He was also filled with history about Pleasant Lake and his camp. I loved listening and learning!

"May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds." Phil 4:7

The Murray family remains in our thoughts and prayers.

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