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Charles F. “Charlie” Murray

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Murray, CharlesHome for Funerals,773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for Charles F. Murray, who died following a brief illness on Monday, April 4th at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, April 8th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere at 10:00 a.m.

Born & raised in Revere, he was a 1946 alumnus of Revere High School. He spent most of his working career, as a postal worker for the U.S. Postal Service at the South Boston Postal Annex. There he made many friendships, which would last far into his retirement years. “Charlie” was a long-time member of the L-Street Brownies of South Boston, and an outstanding swimmer. He won several awards for his swimming. He was also a member of the Revere Knights of Columbus. He loved the outdoors, and all that it had to offer, in the realm of fitness and health. Besides being an outstanding Brother, Son, Husband, Father and Grandfather, he was a true & valued friend to many a neighbor. However, it would be incomplete, not to mention Charlie’s aptitude for superb garden maintenance and his love for flowers & manicured lawn sites. All this, he managed to do with his family home on the corner of Beach & Payson Streets, Revere, year after year, season after season. His floral displays were award winning and a joy to behold. Neighbors & friends would look forward to the next season, seeing what Charlie would do with his Garden. Charlie was never idle‚Ķ on the contrary, idleness was not in his D.N.A. He loved being busy, in & out of the Garden, caring for his loving family and always lending a helping hand to a neighbor.

He is the beloved husband of almost 60 Genevieve M. “Jennie” (Szarek) Murray. He is the cherished father of Charles P. “Chuck” & his wife Jacqueline of Newfields, New Hampshire & Christopher P. “Chris” Murray & his wife Darlene D. of Malden. He is the devoted Grandfather of Kayleigh M. Davis & her husband, Matthew of Exeter, NH., Melissa R. Murray of Newfields,N.H., Alexa J. & Nicholas J. Murray, both of Malden. He is also the faithful & dear brother to I. Patricia McDonough of Revere, John V. Murray of Amesbury, Richard P. “Skip” Murray of Wilmington & the late, Paul J. & Leo M. Murray. He is also lovingly survived by many caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, April 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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  1. Barb and George Senna
    Apr 5 2016

    Our sincere sympathy to the family of Charlie Murray. He’s now caring for the most beautiful garden of all in heaven.

    I trust my Lord as he has proven, someday I’ll be with Him. Then I’ll look back and see a string as straight as my pure faith.

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