Gloria Jeanne Murray, 1945 - 2014

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Gloria Jeanne Murray, 69, of Hotel Road, Auburn, died of pneumonia on Saturday, July 26, at CMMC with her sister and loving John F. Murphy Homes staff at her side.  Born in Lewiston, ME on February 9, 1945, Gloria was the daughter of William P. and Marie Jeanne (Begin) Murray. Gloria was among the first students at Garcelon School in Lewiston and later attended Madison Street School in Auburn.  In 1974 Gloria began attending what is now known at The Social Learning Center. As her parents aged, Gloria moved into the just opened Turner Street JFM Home in 1987.  After breaking her femur, she moved into the Colby Street JFM Home in 2003 and into her final JFM retirement home on Hotel Road in 2010. When Gloria was young, she spent many hours walking in the driveway of her home on Main Street in Lewiston waving to people in their cars as they drove by. She enjoyed listening to music and singing as well as spending time with family and friends.  She loved the attention of all of her JFM and SLC staff and friends over the years.  Gloria was a sweet, strong, compassionate, courageous lady with a big smile and infectious grin that won over the love of so many people that she met, whether she knew them for a day or for a lifetime. Besides her sister, Suzanne Murray Tymoczko, Gloria is survived by her housemates Geraldine Dunn, George Gagnon, and Allison Butler, her wonderful John F Murphy staff including Diane Clukey, Danielle Garneau and all of the others at Hotel Road. She is also survived by her correspondent and friend Dawn Ward along with many cousins, including her Godfather Msgr. Raymond Begin. Gloria was predeceased by her parents. Sue would like to thank the wonderful and compassionate staff at JFM for loving and caring for Gloria for so many years, as well as to the many doctors and medical personnel who treated her over the years. Gloria was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.  She has now gone home  comfortably in the arms of her parents. 

Funeral Notice

MURRAY, Gloria, 69, of Auburn, died in Lewiston on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, 5 - 7 PM. Services will be Thursday, 11 AM, in the lower church of Ss. Peter & Paul Basilica. Interment, Mt. Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to John F. Murphy Homes, Inc, 800 Center Street, Auburn, ME 04210.

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