Surrounded by family and friends, John Murray, 81, went to be with the Lord on March 26th, 2022. Even though cancer took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for all who knew him. Born in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, John arrived in NYC at the age of 19. (The first of his 13 siblings).He went on to become a Master Carpenter after 42 years in the field and continued with "odd jobs" throughout his professional career and justified retirement. Success looks different for everyone. True success is individual, and it's only found at the end of a life lived in the service of others. John Murray lived a successful life.
John is survived by his wife Bridie of 56 years and was the proud father to four children: Maureen (John) Williams, Rose (Robert) Klopf, John (Kerry) Murray and Andrew (Patricia) Murray. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 13 siblings and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A wake is scheduled for 3:00- 8:00 pm on Thursday March 31st at T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home in Garnerville, NY and a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am April 1st at Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point NY. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cancer Society.