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Murray, Michael J. December 5, 1932 - January 11, 2022

Michael J. Murray, 89, resident of Woodlawn, Bronx, NY, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2022.  He was born in a village in Roscommon, Ireland, the first son of James and Bridget (Kinsella).  He was raised with his brothers Jimmy and George on the family farm.  Looking for more than a farming life, he moved to England as a young man and met his first wife Margaret (McGrath), with whom he had two sons, James and Michael, and a daughter, Breda.  He moved his family to New York in 1964, seeking more opportunity and a better life for his children.  He was a hard worker, driving a New York City bus in his early years in America, eventually joining the carpenter’s union, where he worked until his retirement.  He amicably parted from his first wife Margaret, and they remained life-long friends.   He met his second wife Nora (Wallace) in 1982 and enjoyed a happy marriage to her for more than thirty-five years, until her passing in 2019.  In addition to his three children, he leaves seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews through his marriage to Nora, all of whom he loved dearly as his own.  The family will receive friends at the Fred H. McGrath & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, Bronxville, on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 5-8 pm.  Mass Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 10:45 am at St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, NY.  Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Calling Hours:  5 to 8 pm, Monday, January 17, 2022

Mass:  10:45 am, Tuesday, January 18, 2022, St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, NY

In Lieu of Flowers: contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital



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    Áine & Richard McCann, Dingle, Ireland says

    It is with great sadness we learned of the death of our dear friend Mike. Our sincere condolences to the Murray family and the Farnan family. May Mike rest in peace beside his beloved Nora. We have great memories of them in our home in Mahopac and our visits.to St.James’s Tce. Slán leat.

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      Ann Sheehy and Family. says

      Our deepest sympathy to the Murray and extended families on the sudden passing of Mike. Mike we will. be forever grateful for the way you always welcomed us with open arms to your house especially at Christmas time. Your good humour and Witt will be greatly missed. You are now at peace in your heavenly home with dear Nora. Rest in peace dear Mike. Ann,James,Kelsey( who affectionately used to call you the wise guy) Colin and Jason Sheehy, Dingle,Kerry,Ireland.

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    Alaina McCrain says

    Resit in peace Mr. Murray, you will be forever missed. Thanks for being my neighbor in WP so Breda and I could meet and become best friends forever.

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    Marie Lynch Kinsella ,Gorey ,ireland says

    RIP Uncle Michael condolences to Seamus ,Breda ,Michael, and Aunt Margaret and extended family you are all in my thoughts and prayers thinking of you all
    Love Marie, Michael ,Ciara, Roisin xx

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      The Hennigan Family, Fuerty, Co Roscommon. Ireland. says

      Deepest sympathy to Seamus, Breda, Michael and your families on the sad loss of Michael. May his gentle soul rest in peace. We have happy memories of his visits to Roscommon, my mother Maeve (O’Boyle) spoke highly of Michael.

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    Linda Elliott says

    Sincerest sympathies to all of you on your loss. Thought and prayer are with you all;
    With much live from Linda and Ellen

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    Phil lynch says

    So sorry for your loss breda .Seamus. and Michael and aunt Margaret and all the family ..rip.micheal

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      Mary, Nora, Patrick &John Casey,Acres,Annascaul,Co.Kerty says

      Sincere sympatby to the Murray family and extended families on the passing of Mike.A man with a great sense of humour.In his heavenly home now with Nora.Msy he rest in peace

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    Tom & Julie Lynch and family says

    So very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your precious Dad Michael – you are all in out thoughts.

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    Thomas Elliott says

    Thinking of you all at this very sad time.only met the man once bit he has left a beautiful family behind him.sleep well michael

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    John Sullivan & Family says

    The extended Sullivan family sends its condolences to Margaret, Seamus, Mike and Breda. What good fortune to have a family like the Murrays in our lives since the ’70s. Great neighbors & life-long friends. Rest in Peace Michael

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    Teresa Casey Blake says

    It was with great sadness we learned of Mike’s passing. He was a wonderful man and a great husband to our Aunt Nora he took such care of her all his life and especially in her last few years. We always enjoyed his trip to kerry to visit with Nora’s and her family. Hopefully your resting with her in heaven now. From all the Casey’s Annascaul Co kerry Ireland (Noras Niece’s and Nephews)

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    Anne & Anthony Tully & Family, Roscommon, Ireland says

    RIP dear Michael, so sorry Seamus, Michael, Breda & Margaret and all of Michaels grandchildren and great grandchildren whom Michael loved dearly,
    We all loved when Michael came to Roscommon on holiday. I am sure he is with dear Nora, Jimmy & George. Will be thinking of you all during these very sad days

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      Sandra & Liam Kealy Wexford says

      Dear Aunt Margaret, Breda, Seamas and Michael, we are so very sorry for your precious loss, our thoughts are with you all xxx

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      Marie, Catrìona & John Knightly (Casey) Clash, Annascaul, Co.Kerry Ireland says

      Sincere Condolences to the Murray Family and extended Families on the death of Mike. Great Friends always with Nora and Mike. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

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    Colleen Clifford says

    Rest easy uncle Mike. Thank you for taking such good care of Aunt Nora when she was ill. The Farnan’s have so many fond memories with you both. I hope you are dancing in the sky with Nora. It gives me peace knowing that you are with your Thelma and Louise again!!

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    Tom and Norma Casey and family Ballinclare says

    To the Murray and Farnan family , friends and neighbours, sincere condolences to you all on the loss of Mike. Sad to see that generation dwindle , we miss their visits to Kerry
    May he rest in peace.

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    Joan Callaghan (Hannah) says

    Sympathy to the Murray and Farnan families on the passing of Mike
    May he rest in peace
    Joan Callaghan Inch Co Kerry
    ( Nora Murray’s first cousin )

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    Kathleen McCann-Smith says

    In loving memory of Michael J. Murray,

    To the Murray family, please accept our most heartfelt condolences for your loss. Michael’s legacy will live on through his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    With sympathy,
    Kathleen & Randy Smith
    Livingston Manor, NY

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    The O'Boyle Family says

    Sincere sympathy to Michael, Seamus, Breda and extended Murray family on the Death of your Dad Michael. May he rest in peace.
    Michael & Mary O’Boyle & family

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    Marcella Viscosi says

    Breda and family,
    May you find comfort in your precious memories and in knowing that your dad is at peace. Sending hugs your way.
    Marcella and family

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