Edward J. Murray

Edward "Eddie" Murray was born February 28th, 1953 and passed away on May 2nd, 2019. He was born in Rockaway Beach and raised in Broad Channel, New York. He is survived by his wife Coleen, daughter Meghan, son in law Sean, granddaughter Lila, sister Dorothy Evensen, and brothers James and Dennis Murray.

Eddie had a larger than life personality, and will be missed by all of his family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4:30 pm and 7 to 9:30 pm - Funeral mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima RC Church at 10:00 am - Internment to follow at St. Charles Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. ~ Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima RC Church at 10:00 am ~ Interment to follow to St. Charles Cemetery ~

Family and friends are welcome to James Funeral Home an hour before the funeral mass time.

~ The staff of James Funeral Home would like to thank you for the honor and privilege of serving your family and with our most sincere condolences and continued support to you. ~

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  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • St. Rose of Lima RCC Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • St. Charles Cemetery Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Edward J. Murray

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Carlos Zapata

May 7, 2019

Ed was my mentor and a close friend. Ed was funny, bright, articulate, a great motivator and just a person that would light up the dimmest of days. A true sunshine of a man and a damn good golfer. Although we lost touch over the last few years, I thought about Ed often because you never forget special people that come across our lives. Ed you will be missed like crazy.
Carlos Zapata

Chris Kirch

May 6, 2019

To Colleen, Ed's Family and Ed's friends, I know I speak for all of us at the Xerox family, Ed was one of reasons we had a Xerox family, he was the voice of reason, counsel and most of all a friend that has lasted through all of the years. We will miss Ed, but we have the memories and stories that he always shared and laughed with us when we got together (What we were cooking for Holiday meals and the best way to cook the meat) after he retired and we will continue to share. Love ya Ed!!!

Beth Ann Schmitt

May 6, 2019

Billy and I are so sorry for your loss. I know we have lost touch over the years. But we think of you often. Sending hugs and prayers.

Beth Ann and Billy

Mike & Cathy Hogan

May 5, 2019

One of the nicest guys we know.
Great sense of humor.
We are so sorry for your loss.

Ted Foley

May 4, 2019

I worked with Ed at Xerox between 1989-1993 in NYC. He was one of those guys people enjoyed being with in both the workplace and at times outside the office. I wanted to extend my sincerest sympathies to Ed's family and friends. He was a wonderful person.