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Mary (Fox) Murray
January 29, 1928 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Mary (Fox) Murray, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 28, 2023, at Rose Monahan Hospice House with her family at her side. Her beloved husband of 70 years Dr. Robert Murray predeceased her in 2018. She leaves three children: Robert F. Murray and his wife Ann Marie, of Westport; Jeff Murray and his wife Carol, of Lowman, NY; Lisa Hirbour and her husband Fred, of Douglas; grandson Nicholas Murray, granddaughter Deanna Ray and her husband Jacob, and five great grandchildren: Adrianna, Oliver, Everett, Chloe and Ellie Ray. She was predeceased by her brother Wyatt Fox in 1996.
The daughter of Rev. George Lansing Fox and Rev. Isadore Hurlbut Fox, Mary was born January 29, 1928, in West Berkshire, Vermont. She graduated from Fairfax High School and Boston University where she studied music with a concentration in ecclesiastical organ performance and classical piano. After graduation from Boston University, Mary began a long career as a music teacher in the New York state school system. She taught music and chorus in Schenectady, and the Cato Meridian Schools.
It was while a student at BU that she met Robert, who was also studying music. They married while still in college and began a long and full life. Together they enjoyed golf- many weeks playing five days- tennis, and many other activities. Mary enjoyed the many years the family spent boating and water skiing at Lake George and Lake St. Catherine, and later snow skiing in Vermont. Family was everything to Mary, including her treasured grand dogs.
Calling Hours, at Carr Funeral Home, will be Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 9AM-11AM, followed by a Funeral Service at 11AM. Burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rev. George L. Fox Memorial Chapel, 170 Hutchins Farm Road, East Hardwick, Vermont, 05836 (Attention RGLFMC Treasurer). Mary's father, George Lansing Fox (March 15, 1900 – February 3, 1943) was a Methodist minister and a lieutenant in the United States Army. Serving in both World War I and World War II, he was one of the Four Chaplains who gave their lives to save other soldiers during the sinking of the troop transport Dorchester during World War II. Mary's mother, Reverend Isadore Hurlbut Fox, carried on their ministry for 40 years after his death, and was the American Legion Auxiliary National Chaplain in 1970.
(The Rev. George L. Fox Memorial Chapel is a 503c organization)