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Murray F. Viehl

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Monday, July 29th, in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for Murray F. Viehl, who passed on Thursday, July 25th following a lengthy illness at the residence of his daughter. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation on Monday, at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE & immediately followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

A lifelong Revere resident and proud of it, he was an alumnus of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1948 and a 1952 cum laude alumnus of Boston College. He then served with the U.S. Army from Jan. 10, 1953-0ct. 10, 1955 during the Korean War as a Sgt. He returned to Boston College and secured his MBA from Boston College. He entered the Banking Profession at Shawmut Bank of Boston (Bank of Boston & Bank of America) and finally retiring from Fleet Bank as Vice-President and Senior Lending Officer. He retired for the final time in 2006. For the greater span of his life, he and his family thoroughly enjoyed the family “summer” home in North Conway, N.H., which also afforded them a prelude into the world of skiing in the winter. Murray especially enjoyed skiing & boating on Pequawket Pond. His other pastimes and hobbies were, gardening, reading and a life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox. He was the proud owner of an extraordinary intellect, especially in the realm of his banking acumen, rendering him a “go to man” even thru his several attempted retirements. A true “family-man”, nothing gave him more pleasure, than to be with his entire family, especially his loving grandchildren.

Murray was the beloved husband to the late Marie A. (Bowman) Viehl for 58 years until she made her journey to heaven, Dec. 6, 2015. Devoted father of Elizabeth J. Viehl-McKenna & husband Thomas of Revere and Boca Raton, FL, Patrice A. Viehl of Everett, James O. Viehl & wife Anne of Salem, NH, Kenneth F. Viehl & wife Erin of Pocasset, MA & the late Thomas M. Viehl. Cherised “grampy” to Courtney M. Pyne & husband Michael of South Boston, Sarah A. Viehl of Hudson, NH, Michael T. Viehl of Boulder, CO, Emily N. Viehl of Salt Lake City, Utah, Nicholas J. Viehl & Alexa V. Viehl, both of Hopkinton, Elizabeth R. McGonagle & Victoria M. McGonagle, both of Everett. He is also lovingly survived by his daughter-in-law, Stephanie Viehl of Hopkinton.

Murray was also a many year member of the Revere Council Knights of Columbus #179, where he was most active in the council & in the ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish Community. For many years, he took his part as an usher & collector for Immaculate Conception Parish Church.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, July 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, July 29th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.


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  1. Barbara Mullen
    Jul 29 2019

    Ken-
    All my thoughts today have been about you and your family.
    You did all you could for your Dad— he was truly loved by you all.
    He is in a much better world, looking down on you with love.
    Peace to you all.

    Barbara Mullen

  2. Ann Morley and James Kilroe
    Jul 28 2019

    Dear VIehl Family,
    We are sorry for your loss of Murray, he was an amazingly lovely man, whose life history is a story of successful academia, scholastic brilliance, service to his country, professional excellence and humility.
    His family was so Blessed to have shared their lives with him.

    When we knew him and Marie, they were always so sweet and pleasant visiting their son Ken and Erin.

    May He Rest In Peace.

    ANN and Jim

  3. Sharron Rinaldi
    Jul 28 2019

    Ken,
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
    Sending you my thoughts and prayers.
    Sharron

  4. Donnalyn Sullivan
    Jul 28 2019

    Kenny and family,

    So sorry to read about your Father’s passing. Your hearts must be broken. God Bless him and may he rest in peace. May your many years of memories comfort you during this difficult time. Thinking of you and sending healing prayers your way. ❤

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