Joseph T. Murray, 1933 - 2018

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Joseph T. Murray, 85, of Lewiston, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lewiston on January 7, 1933, the son of John and Eva Lachance Murray. He received his GED while in the Navy. He married the love of his life, Frances M. Helms, on February 27, 1960. Frances passed away on November 3, 2012. Joseph proudly served in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer after 21 years. After his military service, he worked as a Toll Manager and Supervisor for the Maine Turnpike Authority. He was an avid baseball and football fan, especially the Red Sox and Patriots, and enjoyed gardening and working on projects in his wood shop. For the past year, he enjoyed breakfast every morning with his friends at Uncle Moe’s Diner. He was an active member of Post 31 of the American Legion, and stopped by 6 days a week for conversation and a single Bud Lite. He also enjoyed trips to the Oxford Casino. Survivors include a son, Andrew Murray of Auburn, two daughters, Laura Barry and husband Mark of Mechanic Falls, and Tina Hebert and longtime companion Jerry Boucher of Lewiston, A brother, Michael Murray of Florida, two sisters, Eva Ladouceur of Lewiston, and Carol Christiansen of Massachusetts, seven grandchildren, Nicholas Hogan and wife Jennifer, Zachary Hebert and wife Jean, Joseph Hogan, Kira Leclair and husband Michael, Kayla Hutchinson and husband Adam, Amber-Rose Bissonnette, and Orion Murray, 7 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents,  three sister and 2 brothers.  

Funeral Notice

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MURRAY, Joseph, 85, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, 2 - 4, followed by a service at 4 PM. Interment at a later date, Broadview Cemetery, Lewiston. Donations may be made in his memory to American Legion Post #31, 426 Washington St N, Auburn, ME 04210. 

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