A much loved husband, father and grandfather, James Wallace Murray, 77, of Pocasset, MA, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Kathleen Flaherty Murray; son James Murray; son John Murray and wife Meghan; grandchildren Jack, Kelli, Michael, Maggie, Kate and Ryan Murray. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Rosemary E. Murray.
Jim was born on January 7, 1943 in Brockton, MA, and resided in Pocasset for the past 31 years, having moved from Wooster, OH in 1989. He graduated from Brockton High School in 1961 and received a B.S. in Management from Northeastern University in 1966 where he was President of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. Jim was a pilot in the U.S. Army from 1966 -1972, served during the Vietnam War and was a proud veteran. After the Army, Jim began his 33-year long career with United Airlines; retiring as a Boeing 777 Captain in 2002.
Jim was a force of wit and pure charm, and his generosity of spirit impacted all who knew him. He loved his home at the Cape, the view of the cove, any animal that crossed his path and every meal spent with family and friends. His clear blue gaze will be sorely missed by all who loved him.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Road, Pocasset on Monday, November 23 at 10AM. Interment will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne.
A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date when all of Jim’s family and friends can gather safely to celebrate his life. Those wishing to receive notice of arrangements can email their contact information to JamesWMurrayMemorial@gmail.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory can be made to Catholic Charities catholiccharitiesusa.org
“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.”
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