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Murray, Francis B July 9, 1928 - January 15, 2022

Francis B. Murray, 93, of Bronxville, New York, died peacefully at home on Saturday, January 15, 2022, surrounded by family.

Francis (Frank) was born in Southampton, NY and raised in Brooklyn and New York City. He was one of 11 children of Thomas E. Murray, Jr. and Marie Brady Murray, and the grandson of the famed electrical inventor, Thomas E. Murray.

Frank received a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. After attending Officer’s Candidate School, he served as Lieutenant JG in the Navy.

In 1960, he married Ann (Patsy) Murray, a famous cover girl of the era. For many years, Frank served a Vice President of Murray Manufacturing, the electrical equipment manufacturing business founded by his grandfather. He later worked for the Mosler Safe Company, a division of American Standard. In 1998 he became comptroller for his daughter’s technology-consulting company and continued to commute to midtown Manhattan into his 90s. Work and life relocated Frank, Patsy and their two daughters to a variety of places including Los Angeles, Manhattan, Long Island, Cincinnati, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and, finally, Bronxville, New York.

Frank’s activities included tennis, skiing, sailing, fishing, books, music, crossword puzzles, all things technical, and dogs. He possessed an ardent faith and devotion to the Catholic Church, serving as a lector and Eucharistic minister for Saint Joseph’s for many years. He also volunteered as the treasurer of the Bronxville Library.

Frank is survived by his wife, Patsy, daughters, Catherine M. Bird (Michael A. Bird), Anna P. Murray (Christos J.P. Moschovitis); grandchildren Patrick Bird and Edelawit Bird; his brother Joseph Murray, sister Margot O’Mara; and dozens of nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours with the family are from 4:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, January 20 at McGrath & Son Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at Church of Saint Joseph in Bronxville, New York at 10:45 am, Friday, January 21, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maryknoll Society and Saint Andrews Abbey.



Calling Hours: 4 to 7 pm, Thursday, January 20, 2022

Mass: 10:45 am, Friday, January 21, 2022 at St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville

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In Lieu of Flowers: Contributions may be made to either St. Andrews Abby or Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic


  1. REPLY
    Chris Moschovitis says


    As you set out for Ithaka
    hope your road is a long one,
    full of adventure, full of discovery.
    Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
    angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
    you’ll never find things like that on your way
    as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
    as long as a rare excitement
    stirs your spirit and your body.
    Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
    wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
    unless you bring them along inside your soul,
    unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

    Hope your road is a long one.
    May there be many summer mornings when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;
    may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
    to buy fine things,
    mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
    sensual perfume of every kind—
    as many sensual perfumes as you can;
    and may you visit many Egyptian cities
    to learn and go on learning from their scholars.

    Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
    Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
    But don’t hurry the journey at all.
    Better if it lasts for years,
    so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
    wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
    not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

    Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
    Without her you wouldn’t have set out.
    She has nothing left to give you now.

    And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
    Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
    you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.


    We love you and miss you, Frank. We take solace in remembering your amazing Journey. Fly safe, Francis B.! Fly safe…

  2. REPLY
    Greg and Jody Andrews says

    There must great sailing where you are now! Relax and enjoy a long downhill run, you’ve earned it. I’m sure that soon your boisterous spirit will once again be sailing close to the wind.

    Well done Frank, we will miss you.

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