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Mary E. Murray

January 2, 1931 — December 16, 2021

Mary E. Murray, 90, of Waterville, passed away December 16, 2021 at the Waterville Residential Care Center.
She was born January 2, 1931 in Media, PA, a daughter of the late John and Mary E. Austin Abernathy. She was a graduate of Media High School and Asbury College. Mary married W. Ralph Murray and they had a loving union of 52 years until he predeceased her on July 14, 2009. Mary was a teacher in Media, PA before moving to Waterville where she taught at the elementary school until she started a family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Waterville where she taught Sunday school for over 65 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed gardening and baking and always loved caring for others.
Surviving are her children, Michael and Lisa Murray of Waterville; Jennifer and John LaPorte of Sutherland, VA; her beloved grandchildren, Jacob of Rochester, Allyson and Nathan of Waterville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, David Murray, a sister, Jean Barrett and a brother, John Abernathy.
Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, December 18, 2021 from the First United Methodist Church, Waterville. Interment will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Waterville.
There are no calling hours.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville.
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Saturday, December 18, 2021

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401 Tower St., Waterville, NY 13480

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