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J. Robert Murray

August 16, 1932 ~ April 12, 2019 (age 86)
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J. Robert (Bob) Murray, 86, husband of sixty-two years to Doris Swanson Murray, died on April 12, 2019, in his beloved village of Tarrytown, New York.

Bob was the eldest of the six children of Joseph and Kathryn Nee Murray.  He graduated from North Tarrytown High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy for four years during the Korean War, fighting combat missions while aboard the Destroyer USS Moale.  After discharge from the Navy, Bob worked in the construction industry as a bricklayer.  He later was employed, until his retirement, as Director of Buildings and Facilities for the County Trust Company.

On February 16, 1957 he married his beloved wife, Doris, at St. Teresa's Church in North Tarrytown, New York.  Bob and Doris had three children.  Their youngest child, Thomas, resides in White Plains, NY; their son Robert and their daughter Carol Murray Moneymaker predeceased their father.

In addition to his wife and son, Bob is survived by his two grandchildren, Matthew and Madison Moneymaker and by his son-in-law Jim Moneymaker, all of Menands, NY.  He is also survived by four siblings and their spouses:  Tom and Ann Murray, Don and Fran Murray, Barbara and Wes Trunko, and Ann Murray.  Bob's youngest brother, Bud Murray, predeceased him.

As we bring our husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle to his final resting place, we remember a life so simply lived, a life in which the smallest of blessings were so humbly enjoyed and the greatest of crosses were so bravely borne.

Visitation and services will be held at Coffey Funeral Home, 91 North Broadway, Tarrytown, on Tuesday, April 16th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, followed by military honors and burial at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  

A memorial mass will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to

Community Based Services (CBS),

3 Fields Lane,

North Salem, NY 10560.


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