ASHBY--- Richard A. Murray, Jr., 65 years old, formerly of Ashby, died November 26, 2016 at his home in Pittsfield, Maine.
Richard was born April 4, 1951 in Fitchburg, a son of Richard A. Murray and Auracy (Proctor) Murray. He leaves his wife Zyra (Burden) Murray, 3 step children William, Brian and Eileen, 10 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren, his brothers Allan, Ronald and Kenneth Murray all of Ashby, many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was very much loved and will be missed by all.
Richard was a U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran serving with HHC 2ND BN 68TH ARMOR, he received the National Defense Service Medal and Sharpshooter M16 A-1. He was a graduate of Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner. He worked as a Corrections Officer at MCI Concord and was a Police Officer for the Town of Ashby. He also worked at the Pittsfield Community Theater. Richard was a member of the Pittsfield Disaster Relief Association and was a Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield.
A funeral service with military honors will be held on Friday, December 2nd , at 11 am in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon. A calling hour will be held on Friday morning from 9-10 am in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home 106 West St. Leominster.
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