Frank A. "Red" Murray, Jr.


Frank A. “Red” Murray, Jr. died March 23, 2018 after a long illness. He was born on November 17, 1929, in Winchendon, Massachusetts.

He was a proud veteran enlisting in the United States Navy in 1948 and retired after 20 years as a Chief Petty Officer in 1968. He was a Yeomen, qualified to wear dolphins insignia in the submarine service; crewmen on USS Cubera, USS Medragill, USS Treda and USS Atule all in the Atlantic fleet.

After leaving the Navy he started the Red Murray Enterprises Insurance Company and worked there until his second retirement in 2006. He was an avid golfer for many years. He and Lucille loved to travel especially to Charleston, SC.

Red was the son of the late Ella and Frank Murray, Sr. He was predeceased by his siblings Mary (Arthur) Beane and Kathy Kendall. He is survived by his siblings Gertrude (late Joe) Szymcik, JoAnne (late Dave) Pandiscio, Alice (Charles “Skip”) Hodges and brother in law Bob Kendall.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Lucille (Ott), his son Kevin (Barbara), daughters Kathleen, Marlene (Joseph), Alison, Susanne (Efrain), Loretta (late Kevin), and his son Stuart (Julie); grandchildren Ryan (Rachael), Kelly (Brian), Phillip (Ashli), Meredith, Emily, Duncan, Nicholas, Vincent and Tessa; and his great grandson Joseph.

The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Baptist Health and Nursing Facility in Scotia, NY.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 27, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 E. High St, Ballston Spa, NY. Funeral will be held Wednesday, March 28, at 9:00am at St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa, NY, where Red and Lucille were communicants. Interment will be held at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Guest Book

RMCS M. Lynett USN (Ret)

Shipmate you stand relieved….we have the watch. Ring the Ship’s Bell: Chief Murray departing.

Bill Dixon

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Frank's passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for Frank's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country.

"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way" 2 Thess 3:16

Frank A. Murray Jr YNC(SS), US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

Diane Beane

To Auntie Lou and the Murray family,

All my thoughts and prayers to you all. Uncle Frank was so sweet and I always enjoyed seeing him and Auntie Lou!
Sending all my love,
Diane

Betsy Beane Guilmette

Auntie Lou and all my Murray cousins...There are no words to help ease the pain when someone we love so dearly comes to the end of their time here on earth. I KNOW that Uncle Frank is in Heaven along with his parents, sisters, son-in-law, brother in laws and niece and nephews who have passed before him.
The memories which he left us are so precious. From my childhood and into my adulthood, he blessed my life with love and so much laughter. I cherish the memories of my parents playing cards and all those nights of listening to the laughter.
I remember when I was big enough to sit at the "big people's" table and how my dad Arthur and Uncle Frank would make us laugh so hard. I was blessed later in life to be my parent's chauffeur, and go with all the aunts and uncles when they came to visit.
One of my favorite memories was when they all went to eat and my dad and Uncle Frank were up at the buffet table cutting it up (as usual) and I sneaked up behind Uncle Frank and said "excuse me sir, you are going to have to hold it down, you are annoying our other guests" He was apologizing while he turned around and realized it was me...he laughed even more and told me that he owed me big time.
The love and compassion he and Auntie Lou showed while my mum and husband and dad went to Heaven will forever warm my heart!
God Speed Uncle Frank!! Thank You for blessing my life! I love you!

Mike and Janice Kerman

Lucille, Kevin, Kathleen, Marlene, Alison, Susanne, Loretta and Stuart

Our sincere condolences on the loss of this great man. His smile and warm personality always made you feel part of the family. His golf and Navy stories with Mike Sr. were enjoyable.

Our heartfelt sympathy
Janice and Mike

Gina Pandiscio Daniels

I would like to send my love and prayers to the Murray family, my Aunt Lou and cousins. This is a difficult time but there are so many wonderful memories of times spent with him. Although we did not see each other very often it was always great fun when we were all together. Wishing you strength and comfort in this difficult time. ❤️

Susanne T Murray Herrera

Dad,
You were great! Thanks for teaching me to drive and giving me bits of wisdom and for introducing me to dogs and the world of horses. And for teaching me gardening. You started a water reclaiming system in the back yard before it was popular to do that!!! You showed us how to make skating rinks and sledding runs. You kept us laughing!
I love you! I love you! I love you!!!!!!????❤️
Thanks for being my Dad!!!!

Love
Susy