Judith M. Murray, 78 years of age of West Hartford, CT, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Judy was the beloved wife of James Hamilton Murray. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Evelyn Morris of Philadelphia, PA. Judy excelled in the arts as a young woman, receiving musical-scholarship funds for her mastery of the cello. She played with the Philadelphia Philharmonic as a teenager before attending Temple University School of Nursing, where she met James. The couple moved to Rochester, MN while James interned at the Mayo Clinic, and moved to Rocky Hill, CT in 1972 to welcome their daughter, Elizabeth Claire. They welcomed James Daniel fourteen months later, and Judy dedicated herself both to motherhood and nursing. She returned to full-time nursing as a Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where her colleagues appreciated her attention to detail, her professionalism, and her humor. Her patients were grateful for her compassion and level of care. Judith was a devoted partner, a loving mother, and a doting grandmother. Her friends and family remember her for her quick wit, fearlessness, and generosity. Judith is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Hourigan and her husband, Peter, of Wilmington, NC; her son, Jamie D. Murray and his wife, Kerry, of Santa Rosa, CA; her four beloved grandchildren, Ella, Nora, Jane, and Will. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at the Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery, 51 Jackson St., Avon, CT, officiated by Rabbi Michael Pincus. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Children’s Foundation.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Beth Israel Cemetery
51 Jackson Street Avon, CT 06001
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Children’s Foundation.