Murray Herscott

Murray Herscott, age 92 years, of Dedham passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. He leaves behind his loving wife of 66 years, Norma (Averback) Herscott. He was the father of Alan & Lori Herscott of Newton, Beth & Woody Benson of Boston, David & Sheila Herscott of PA and the late Sandra Duncan and her surviving husband Virgil Duncan of GA. He was also the loving grandfather of 5 grandchildren, Jeffrey Herscott, Michael Herscott, Jake Benson, Elise Benson and Reese Herscott. Dear brother of Elaine & Burton Shapiro of Winchester.

Murray founded the CPA Firm of Herscott & Cole in 1957 and was the firm's managing partner for over fifty years. He also was actively involved in his community, principally as a founding member of Temple Emunah, Board member of the Nichols House Museum, and Treasurer for the Boston Center for Jewish Heritage. Murray graduated from the prestigious Boston Latin School, received a BS from Texas A&M and a MS from Boston University, and was also a veteran of World War II.

His passions were family, traveling the world, reading, skiing and spending time with his family on the beach.

Burial is private.

A memorial service will be held in the Interfaith Chapel at NewBridge on the Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham on Friday, September 7 from 2-2:30pm followed by a shiva reception until 4:00pm. Shiva will continue on Sunday at the Interfaith Chapel at Newbridge on the Charles from 1-3pm.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The National Geographic Society, Development Office, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 7, 2018

Murray Herscott

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Jan Clayton

January 6, 2019

Murray was a prince of a man who will be missed. I became acquainted with Murray and Norma in our travels. My husband Sandy and I enjoyed stopping by for visits when driving through Florida and updating each other at least annually on events in our lives. (Sandy also has passed away)
My heart goes out to you Norma and family as you grieve over this loss.
In sympathy,
Jan Clayton
PS: photo taken by Murray