Richard J. Murray
1947 ∼ 2020
Richard J. Murray of East Bridgewater passed away in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton rather suddenly at the age of 73. Richard was born in Elmhurst, NY son of the late Jane (Winski) and John Murray. Richard had been living since 1977 in East Bridgewater. He was raised and educated in New York, graduating from Chaminade High School on Long Island and Stonehill College in Easton, MA.
Richard started working on the grounds at Stonehill when he attended college there and ended up working there for 42 years. Since his retirement from Stonehill, he was employed at Enterprise Car Rental in West Bridgewater. He was an avid model train enthusiast, a member of the South Shore Model Train Club, a member of the New Haven Historical Society, a Vietnam Army Veteran, and a twenty-year veteran of the Army Reserve.
Beloved husband of Susan N. (Britton) of East Bridgewater. Devoted father of Jennifer MacDonald of East Bridgewater, Erin Taylor of NY and the late Jonathan P. Murray. Grandfather of Ian and Alice MacDonald. Brother in law of Deborah Gills and husband Christopher of Bridgewater, Stephen Puffer of Brockton, and the late Mark Britton.
Visiting hours will be held in the East Bridgewater Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 35 Spring Street East Bridgewater Monday, December 28th from 5-7pm with Covid-19 restrictions.
A Funeral Mass with Covid-19 restrictions will be celebrated Tuesday, December 29th at 11am in St. Johns Church East Bridgewater.
Burial will take place in the spring in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.