Anthony "A. J." Murray

May 21, 1928February 17, 2018

A.J. was born May 21, 1928, in Cass City, MI and passed away February 17, 2018 at the age of 89. A.J. was a resident of Williamston and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church since 1960. A.J. enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling in his motor home, everything about farming and was a faithful, active member of the church. A.J. worked the family farm for many years. He then moved to Williamston as a salesman for Surge and then was the automation manager for A. O. Smith Harvestor, Michigan Glass Lined Storage. A.J. loved interacting with others, was a great tease and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a loving husband to Dorothy who was the “Love of his life”. He was an involved, devoted father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He was preceded in death by Dorothy, (2017) his wife of 68 years; parents, Paul A. and Sarah (Ball) Murray; step-mother, Marie; two infant children, Sarah and James, and son, Timothy Murray; two brothers, Dr. Alex Murray and Alfred Murray, and sister, Lorraine Mauer and her husband, Norm. Surviving to cherish his memory are children; Rondy (Dick) Murray-Preston, Sheila (Phil) Roach, Kathy (Scott) Murray-Rice, Marilyn (Jerry) Murray-Phenney; grandchildren, Alyssa, Amy, Adam, Laura, Julie, Tom, Libby, Missy, Andy, T.J., Justin, Evan and Chelsy; great-grandchildren, Isabel, Ruben, Megan, Ella, Olivia, Emily, Thomas, Hannah, Casey, Jackson, Henry, Dominic, Cameron, P.J., Teagen, Christian and Austin; sisters-in-law, Patricia Murray and Mary Murray and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, February 22, 11:00 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 157 High Street, Williamston, MI 48895. Visitation will be at St. Mary Church in St. Joseph Hall, Wednesday, February 21, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and 1 hour prior to mass at the church. Interment at Freeburg Cemetery, Argyle, MI at a later date. For those desiring, contributions may be made in memory of A.J. to his granddaughter Julie’s home, Georgetown Harmony Homes, P.O. Box 845, Jenison, MI 49429. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Williamston Chapel. On line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 22, 2018

Anthony "A. J." Murray

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February 21, 2018

A great loss. He and Dorothy were wonderful Michigan friends.

Neil & Marie Kult

Karen Phelps

February 21, 2018

Kathy, Libby and family.......

So very sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.....

February 19, 2018

What a beautiful Life he lived. Blessings and prayers for his family. Our hearts are with you Marilyn and Jerry. Trish

Doug Hauser

February 19, 2018

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember "Grandpa" cheering the boys on. I didn't have to know him well to know he was a great father, husband, and grandfather.