2012-06-07 / Obituaries

Dorothy Murray

Dorothy Murray, age 85, of Brewster, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Summerville, S.C.

Mrs. Murray was born on March 28, 1927, in Brooklyn, to Charles and Nellie (Griffen) Westmiller. She graduated from the Girls Commercial High School in Brooklyn.

Mrs. Murray married Robert J. Murray on August 27, 1949, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Brooklyn. Mr. Murray died on November 15, 1994.

Family above all, was most important to Dorothy. Volunteering in the library or cafeteria at St. Lawrence School, where many of her grandchildren attended, was just one of the many ways she found she could be close to them. Dorothy also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening and traveling.

Mrs. Murray is survived by her three children, Deborah Ballard of Charleston, S.C.; Robert J. Murray and his wife, Margi, of Brewster; and Gerard Murray and his wife, Mary Rose, of Brewster. A brother, Charles Westmiller of San Francisco, and a sister Kathleen Leonard of Staten Island, also survive, as well as 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 8, 2012, 10AM at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery, Brewster. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8pm at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY.

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