Raymond F. Murray
Raymond F. Murray
PAWTUCKET - Raymond F. Murray, 89, passed away Friday February 21st, 2014 , peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of Arlene F. (Kingsbury) Murray for over 58 years. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late James J. and Mary (Smith) Murray.
Raymond was a Veteran of WWII serving 6 years with the Merchant Marines. He proudly served 35 years with the Pawtucket Fire Dept., retiring as Battalion Chief in 1984.
He also worked for over 40 years with his cherished Little Sisters of the Poor. He was an EMT Instructor for many years at CCRI. He was a member of Local 1261 and Past President of the Pawtucket Firemen's Relief Association.
Raymond volunteered his time with many organizations including the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Fairlawn Little League, and the Boy Scouts.
Besides his wife he was the devoted father to nine children Beverly Laprade of Pawtucket, Diane Beland of Cumberland, Joseph and his wife Kimberly and Matthew and his wife Mary Ann of Lincoln, Thomas and his wife Linda of North Smithfield, John and his wife Jennifer of Lincoln, Carlene Hughes and her husband William of North Providence, Raymond of Pawtucket, and Theodore and his wife Melanie of Riverside.
He also leaves 20 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews that brought him great joy.
He was predeceased by his brothers Leo, Thomas, Ambrose, James, Edward, William, Francis, and sister Kathleen Berg.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday February 25, 2014 at 11:00am in the chapel of The St. Jeanne Jugan Residence 964 Main St. Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at The Residence Tuesday morning 8:30 - 10:30.
Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main St. Pawt. RI, 02860 will be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to The Urquhart - Murphy Funeral Home,