Eleanor Frances Murray
August 6, 1926 – November 24, 2018
Eleanor Frances Murray passed away November 24, 2018 in Longmont, CO at the age of 92. She is survived by 4 children Brian, Brent, Thomas and Frances. 8 Grandchildren, 10 Great grandchildren, sister Margaret, many nieces, nephews and loved in-laws.
Born in Montreal, Canada to Walter and Frances "Gromlovits" Belair. She was born after brother Paul and before sisters Marion and Margaret. As a young child she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle Tony and Maggie Gromlovits and cousin Clara for 4 years due to ongoing illness of her siblings. Afterwards she returned to Montreal and family where she finished school and later began a career in banking. She worked in an Ammunitions Plant during WWII keeping payroll and supporting the war effort. After the war she traveled cross country to California by bus with her friend Pat Moran where she met and married William Murray serving in the US Navy. She had twin boys in 1956 followed by a 3rd son the next year and daughter 3 years after that. She worked for Bank of America as a teller for most of her career while raising a family. "Ellie" was known for her fabulous cooking and baked goods and loved to entertain! To all who knew her she became either their Mom or Sister.
She was partner of Murray Printing until widowed in 1994. In 1996 she became a naturalized US citizen. Shortly after she moved to Colorado and lived with family in Longmont. There she became involved with the Holy Spirit Circle at St John the Baptist Catholic Church to help serve the community while making new friends. When she wasn't cooking she loved to read, write and paint. She was a Grand Lady from our greatest generation who graced us with her interesting life's stories. So loved.
Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday Dec 4th 2018 at 11:00am at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 323 Collyer St, Longmont, CO 80501
- Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Eleanor Frances Murray
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December 4, 2018
Ellie was a great mother,Friend and person. She gave me 2 brothers and a sister and kept the family together by always sharing stories and encouraging us to get together as often as we could. Mom raised us right. We respected each other as well as everyone we had relationships with. My sister Fran has become a great mother,wife and sister just like my mom. My Brother Brent and his wife Marla took care of mom for over 20 years. This showed immense sacrifice on their part regarding time and money and shows the love and devotion they had for family. My brother Tom would help out when he could and was able to visit with mom before she passed. Mom was able to see and visit with all her family thanks to Brent who always had family and friends staying at his house so they could visit with mom. Brent and Marla were by her side constantly and always kept the family informed as to the goings on of her life. Today we have a mass being said to honor her with a great send off to be with family in Heaven and although I will not be able to attend due to health issues I know that her teachings as a mother and her faith in God will live on through my Brothers and sister and that Families are forever and that I will always be able to count on them..We will still have get togethers and relive great memories of us growing up with mom being a huge part of all the stories that we share.I will miss being able to talk with mom and share our love of art,food and all our inside jokes. Mom has left me many recipes and that every time one is prepared I will relive her love of cooking and family. Through moms cooking Karalie and I have been able to introduce a whole new group of people to the Wonders of Lamb as well as Gulash. Mom has touched every aspect of my family and my life and will be forever in my heart along with the love and appreciation I have for all my family and friends. Rest In Peace mom
December 2, 2018
My Eleanora-How I miss your voice! We talked so long and so often. You were in so much pain and I hoped that God would take you soon. But now, with your passing, it has left a void that cannot be filled. Rest in peace and snuggle with your “sweetie”. I will never ever forget you. Joyce
Cathy & Paul Griffin
December 2, 2018
Our sincere sympathy and condolences go out to Eleanor's family. Although we met only a few times (distance always plays a role), we felt that we knew her well through Margaret. We will remember her as well as the family in our prayers and especially on Tuesday.
November 30, 2018
Aunt Eleanor I always loved our visits! We always were so excited to go to your house for dinner. You were such a good cook!! So many memories ❤️!
Nancy Christensen Kuhn
November 29, 2018
“Aunty El “ was a big part of our lives growing up right next door. I have many happy memories of all the Murrays, and am deeply saddened by Eleanor’s passing.
Brian, Brent, Tom and Fran - may your memories and love for your Mom comfort you always. Prayers for your whole family ❤️
Carol (Christensen) Sanchez
November 29, 2018
The first half of my life & memories would not be the same without the Murray family. Growing up next door with all of them, I have so many fun and happy memories 'Aunty El', our second Mom, and 'Uncle Bill' to add to all of our laughs!
I broke my arm while skateboarding out in front of the Murray's home, and with my Mom being upset, Aunty El drove us to the doctor for me to be treated! She would drop everything to help our family whenever we needed anything. I remember her coming over to sit and visit with my Mom & can still seeing them sitting and chatting at the dining table while us kids would run in & out.
Fran has been my 6th sister all my life. Me & my sister Shari had so many fun times playing with Fran, going in their backyard to see the birds they had, Uncle Bill would send off some of his 'gross/funny' 'jokes'! :) My entire childhood is filled with memories of so much love and fun times with this entire family! Eleanor was always gracious hostess and always welcomed us. Brent, Brian and Tom were the big brothers I never had-we sure had some fun times with them! I'm sure our parents didn't know half of the stuff we would do! I seem to remember my older sister Donna and 'the boys' conning me into doing some of their pranks, since I was the youngest! I always have & always will have SO much love & gratitude for all of the Murray's. With tears in my eyes as I write this, Aunty El's passing feels like the end of a legacy & makes my heart so sad. She was the last of our parents, and I already miss her. Even though I had not seen her since her last annual visit out here to CA, just knowing she was there was a warm & comforting feeling. I could go on & on, with so many memories, but I'm running out of space. I know that Eleanor is now in Heaven with Bill & my parents. I love you Aunty El-thank you for the memories and love! Hugs prayers & love to all of the Murray family during this most difficult time. I love you all!
Donna Gallahair (Christensen)
November 28, 2018
“Aunty El” was like a second Mom to me and my sisters. Having lived next door to the Murrays for over 20 yrs, they were like family to us. I remember playing with Brent, Brian, Tom and Fran and, inevitably , one of us getting into trouble , and Aunty El trying to keep peace with Bill and us kids and my parents. There are so many memories we shared thru the years..... 4th of July fireworks, trick or treating in the neighborhood, playing ditch it , swimming, riding bikes. Aunty El and my Mom taking turns taking us and picking us up from the beach, movies, Knotts Berry Farm , etc. I will always think of the Murrays as extended family and my heart goes out to the loss of their beloved mother . May your happiest memories and her love stay with you and comfort you for the rest of your days❤️
With Sympathy and much Love,