Joseph Francis Murray, Sr.

Joseph Francis Murray, Sr. passed away unexpectedly at his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the age of 70. He was born in Ballston Spa, NY to Ernest and Abbie Murray. His loving wife, Veronica (Ronne), and four devoted children, Abbie, Joseph II, Meredith and George, survive him. His is also survived by four loving siblings, John (Debbie), Marty (Wayne), Ann (Harry) and Julia (Timothy). He had six grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. His caring sister-in-law, Ellen, also survives him. His parents, a sister and a brother predeceased him.

Joe did two combat tours in Vietnam and was a member of the 75th Rangers. He was a loving, caring and giving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Faith in Jesus was primary in his life. His talents and hobbies were many, but gardening, mechanics, reading and long-distance driving were his favorites. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was a member of several military organizations.

In 2013, Joseph was diagnosed with esophageal and stomach cancer. The Lord led him through four major and five minor surgeries and months of hospitalization resulting in a cancer-free diagnosis. Ronne and Joe thanked God every day for the blessing of almost four more years together before calling him home.

Joseph was a faithful follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is because of that deep faith in his Savior that we have the peace of knowing that he is now in heaven with Jesus.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 2 from 10:30am to 11:30am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11:30am. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to assist in covering funeral costs.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” – Psalm 116:15

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Mike & Tami Brown

Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to the family at this time. Joe was a good guy and will be deeply missed.