Richard J. Murray

August 15, 1947 - September 24, 2011
Richard J. Murray


Richard J. Murray 64, of Wilmington passed away Saturday September 24, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Richard was born in Brooklyn on August 15, 1947 the son of the late Edwin Lewis and Dorothy Dowdell Murray. He worked in the communications field as a sales director, and served his country faithfully in the US Army.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years Mary Ann Murray, son Richard E. Murray and wife Mary, grandchildren Thomas and John Murray all of Wilmington.

A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 AM Thursday September 29, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens with military honors.

The family will see friends from 3-6 PM Wednesday September 28, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • September 28, 2011
    Nora & Charly says:
    Rich will always be in our hearts. He always brought so much joy & laughter to our souls. Charly always felt Rich was his second brother and best friend. His presence will missed by many and always will be remembered. Till we meet again Love Nora & Charly

  • September 28, 2011
    Lorraine Zaranski says:
    Dear Maryann, Rich, Mary, Tommy and Johnny, Wishing you peace at a time of grief. Rich was a man with a big heart and delightful personality. I will remember him and all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Rain and Dan

  • September 26, 2011
    Richard, Lisa and Chris O'Toole says:
    Uncle Rich You are the Greatest Uncle. We love you. You will be so missed. Aunt Mary, Rich and Mary- we love you and you are in our hearts and our thoughts and our prayers. Much love- Rich, Lisa and Chris

  • September 26, 2011
    Joni Peck says:
    Poppy, thanks for being such a special part of our life. We are going to miss you so very much. Love Joni, Aaron, Michele & Lily MaryAnn and Rich, we love you both, hang in there. Love Joni, Aaron, Michele & Lily

  • September 27, 2011
    Ciro and Lorraine DePalo says:
    Dear Maryanne, Ciro and I send our prayers for you and your family. We always enjoyed Rich's company. He was always fun to be around. Our prayers will be with you during this very very difficult time. Love, Lorraine DePalo (Nora's friend)