Marion H. Murray

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Marion H. Murray

February 06, 1926 - January 14, 2019

Marion H. Murray Gloucester - Marion H. Murray (Hubbard), 92, wife of the late Dexter H. Murray Sr., passed away Monday evening, January 14, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gloucester on February 6, 1926, daughter of the late James J. and Margaret (Groves) Hubbard.
Marion was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1945. After high school she pursued a career as a dental hygienist and received her Bachelor’s degree from Forsyth Dental School in Boston, MA. While commuting to dental school she met future husband, Dexter Murray on the train to Boston. During her long career as a dental hygienist she worked for several Cape Ann area dentists including Dr. Wain Baker, Dr. N. Abbot Hooper and Dr. Walter J. Powers, DDS. Marion was a member and later President of the North Shore Dental Hygienist Association. Marion loved dancing. For years she went to the VFW in Ipswich to dance to Big Band Music with her husband, Dexter. She also enjoyed participating in the St. Ann’s annual dance and music reviews during the 1970’s. Her real passion was her family. Attending her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events and recitals gave her immense joy. She never missed an opportunity to attend and support her family in their various activities. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her 4 daughters, Marcia Andrus and her husband Dana of Rockport, Debra Murray of Bluffton, SC and her pre-deceased spouse, Terry Ciulla, Carol Unis and her husband James, Marilyn Pratt and her husband Jon, all of Gloucester; 3 sons, Daniel Murray of Gloucester, Dexter Murray Jr. and his wife Bonnie of Groveland, Dean Murray and his wife Annette of Gloucester; 19 grandchildren, Sean, Colleen (Winful) and Patrick Andrus, Daniel Jr., Jaclyn (Soto) and Rachel (Gillespie) Murray, James Jr, Sally (Bertolino), Amanda, Alicia and Christopher Unis, twins, Jason, Jon and Derek Pratt, Ethan, Liam and Jacob Murray, Devon and Karissa Murray; 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by 2 sisters, Jean Palazola and Marcia O’Connor as well as a brother, James J. Hubbard IV.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. in St. Ann’s Church, Gloucester, MA. Family and friends and are cordially invited to attend. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester, MA. Visiting hours will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: The Friends of Seacoast, C/O Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 292 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester, MA. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 16, 2019
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Marc Palazola
Jan 16, 2019
Aunt Marion's passing is so sad, she and Uncle Dexter will be missed but their lives will be celebrated. They were the two nicest and caring people I have ever known. Always looking into your eyes and asking how you are and being genuinely concerned. It is not hard to remember all the times our families were together and the terrific memories that were created. RIP Aunt Marion and Uncle Dexter.
Jan 15, 2019