Ellie Murray

December 22, 1937September 5, 2013

BREWSTER – Ellie Murray, 75, of Brewster, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 5, 2013. Born on December 22, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Harl and Bunny (Beghtel) Dudley. While growing up, she developed her lifelong love of sewing. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University in 1959. While attending Purdue University, she met Kenneth Murray and they married on August 27, 1960. She later earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Kean University in New Jersey. For many years she was the Bilingual and ESL Coordinator for the Old Bridge, NJ School System. During her time in New Jersey, she was heavily involved in leadership positions in Girl Scouts of America, the Parent Teacher Association and many other organizations. In 1998, she and her husband moved to Cape Cod and continued her volunteer work on the Board of Directors at the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary, the Orleans branch of CCHA, Nauset Newcomers as well as many other women’s groups. She chaired the Holly Berry Bazaar for a number of years. In addition to her sewing and volunteer activities, she enjoyed traveling (Europe, Asia, United States) and shopping. More than anything, she cherished the time that she shared with her family. She leaves behind her loving husband of 53 years, Kenneth Murray of Brewster; her three daughters, Ellen Taviano and her husband, Jim of Glen Mills, PA, Karen Kovert and her husband, Dan of Fishers, IN, Susan Mallender and her husband, Bill of Franklin, MA; her son, Brian Murray and his wife, Heidi of Batavia, OH; and her 9 grandchildren. Friends may call from 3 to 6 pm on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134 in South Dennis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Our Lady of the Cape Church, 468 Stony Brook Road, West Brewster, MA 02631. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011


  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 9, 2013

Ellie Murray

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The Staff of Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home

September 6, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.