Matthew J. Murray
- January 11, 1968 - September 14, 2012
- Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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“Carla, Aiden & Justin,
I'm so sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you and help you through this most difficult time.
1 of 56 | Posted by: Anne Morrissette - Somers, CT
“To Ginger and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.
Lili and Al
2 of 56 | Posted by: Lili and Al Schiffman - Worcester, MA
“Carla, Aiden and Justin,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Matt was a great person and a wonderful dad.
Please...Read More »
3 of 56 | Posted by: The Morgera Family - Shrewsbury, MA
“To Andy and Family; Carla and Family -- please know of our sincere sympathy at the passing of your son (and husband and father), Matt. I heard so...Read More »
4 of 56 | Posted by: Jack Nicholson - Auburn, MA
“I was fortunate to know Matt through work and will always remember him as being a strong, self confident, happy and vibrant young man who always had...Read More »
5 of 56 | Posted by: Kelly DeWolfe - Framingham, MA
“To the Murray family, my deepest condolences on Matt's passing. May our Lord bless Matt and all of you during this time.
6 of 56 | Posted by: Wesley Ostiguy - Northboro, MA
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I first met Matt as a Junior at St. John's when he became the assistant varsity Ice hockey coach....Read More »
7 of 56 | Posted by: Brian Boulay, SJ '02 - Centerille, MA
“My condolances to the Murray family. As we move through life our roads point in different directions. That is certainly the case with me, Matt and...Read More »
8 of 56 | Posted by: Jay S - Nothboro Youth Hockey
“I wish to express my deepest condolence to the Murray family. Matt and others in his family came fishing with me a number of times over the years...Read More »
9 of 56 | Posted by: Tom Traina - Harwich, MA
“I was fortunate to have been Trooper Murray's station commander way back then after he graduated from the academy in 1992. He was one of the best new...Read More »
10 of 56 | Posted by: Richard G. Catellier - NH
“Dear Carla, Aidan and Justin,
We are truly saddened by Matt's passing. Matt was such an excellent role model for the boys when he was their den...Read More »
11 of 56 | Posted by: The Nerkowski Family - Shrewsbury, MA
“Seeing Matt's picture brings back so many great memories from Sunset Drive in Northborough during the old days. Matt and I played Steelers football,...Read More »
12 of 56 | Posted by: Earl Larson - North Smithfield, RI
“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing and loss of my dear, old friend Matty. I first met Matt when I was 9 or 10 years old playing football...Read More »
13 of 56 | Posted by: James O'Hearn - Southborough, MA
“As men we want to be defined by words such as (courage, fortitude, integrity, commitment, honorable and just) but sometimes we fail to live up to the...Read More »
14 of 56 | Posted by: Paul Devlin - MA - friend
“Dear Carl, Aiden, Justin and your families,
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you often - you are constantly in...Read More »
15 of 56 | Posted by: Rachel and Mike Peckar - MA
“Ginger - I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your son in my...Read More »
16 of 56 | Posted by: Rich Trocchio - Plymouth, MA
“Matt wore his uniform proudly and will be forever missed by all who ever worked with him and started the day with his smile. God bless.
17 of 56 | Posted by: Lydia Bogar - Stow, MA
“Our hearts go out to the entire Murray Family. We are so sorry for your loss. On or off the ice, Matt was honorable, worked hard and never gave up....Read More »
18 of 56 | Posted by: Rich Luzzo - Friend
I am so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. I first met Matt when he coached hockey at St. Johns my senior year. From that point on he...Read More »
19 of 56 | Posted by: Keith Boyer, SJ 2001 - New York, NY
“Our hearts are so sad for all of you. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. What a blessing Matt was; we are all better people for...Read More »
20 of 56 | Posted by: Carl & Tricia Kasierski - MA
“In 1997 I was a recruit in the Special State Police Academy, class 13. The SSPO was my first full time academy experience and Matt, was a Drill...Read More »
21 of 56 | Posted by: Eric J. Pearson - Ayer Police Department - MA
“My prayers are with the family, Matt was a good man he will be missed.
God bless the Men and Women of the Mass State Police
22 of 56 | Posted by: Michael& Sharron Robidoux - MA
“To the Murray family
My deepest condolences, Matt was a true gentlemen, bless you all.
23 of 56 | Posted by: Charlie Roche - shrewsbury
“To the entire Murray family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
24 of 56 | Posted by: Erin McCallum - Guilford, CT
“Our deepest condolences to Carla, the boys, and the rest of Matt's family. Those of us in the Media Relations Unit at the State Police will always...Read More »
25 of 56 | Posted by: State Police Office of Media Relations - MA
“My deepest condolences to Matt's Family and friends. A good pal in High School, I am honored to have know him and call him my friend.
26 of 56 | Posted by: Michael Gatzios - Newbury, MA
“My wife and I extend our deepest condolences to the Murray family.
27 of 56 | Posted by: Raymond W. Howe - Falmouth, MA
“I was so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. We went to UMass Dartmouth together. I have so many fond memories of good times and he always made me laugh...Read More »
28 of 56 | Posted by: Kerrie Callahan
“To Carla and the entire Murray family~
I am so sorry to hear about Matt's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very...Read More »
29 of 56 | Posted by: MaryPat Calderwood - Shrewsbury, MA
“Dear Murray family -
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless.
30 of 56 | Posted by: Alex Rapp and family - Dallas, TX
“My heartfelt condolences to the entire Murray family. Matt, may you rest in peace.
31 of 56 | Posted by: Stephanie Berthiaume Cowie - CT
“Dear Carla & boys,
Our hearts are heavy, but lifted with the joy of having had Matt enter our lives 4 years ago when he was our cub scout leader. A...Read More »
32 of 56 | Posted by: Don & Mary Aicardi - Shrewsbury, MA
“Matt was an incredible man. His story was an inspiration to the multiple myeloma community, and his dedication to his family was at the center of...Read More »
33 of 56 | Posted by: Andrew Vannatta - Williamsburg, VA
“To the family of Matt. I am very sorry for your lost. I knew Matt from the academy and maybe we would see each other for training we were scheduled...Read More »
34 of 56 | Posted by: Arthur Somerville - Hyde Part, MA
“A very sad day for all of the Northboro guys that played little league, hockey, and football with Matt. I will remember Matt for his little grin that...Read More »
35 of 56 | Posted by: Andrew Zaterka - Northboro , MA
Please accept out most sincere condolences for the loss of your husband Matt, God rest his soul and give him eternal peace. Our thoughts...Read More »
36 of 56 | Posted by: the Yacoub Family - Shrewsbury, MA
My prayers are with you, and your boys. I did not know Matt well, but
from watching him drop off /pick up Justin at pre-school or...Read More »
37 of 56 | Posted by: Jill Ishkanian - Shrewsbury, MA
“My condolences to the Murray Family- Matt's strength was truly his spirit.
Classmate-Saint John's 1986
38 of 56 | Posted by: George Strom - Arlington, MA
“"Don't stand by my grave and weep....
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the...Read More »
39 of 56 | Posted by: Beth McGilvray - Bolton, MA
“Dear Andy and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Caren (Delahunt), Paul, Lauren and Jack Baker
40 of 56 | Posted by: Caren Delahunt Baker - duxbury, MA
“And would you please say hello
To all the folks that I know
And tell'em I won't be long
They'll be happy to know
That when you saw me go
I was...Read More »
41 of 56 | Posted by: Steve & Amy - Marblehead, MA
“Saint John's hockey alumni has lost one of of our toughest members. Matt epitomized courage, tenacity and dignity and he epitomized the proper way...Read More »
43 of 56 | Posted by: Saint John's Hockey Alumni - MA
44 of 56 | Posted by: Rob Morrison
“I am so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. My thoughts are with the whole Murray family.
45 of 56 | Posted by: Kristen Liporto - Worcester, MA
“Deepest sympathies to Carla, the boys and the entire Murray family. See you on the other side buddy.
Lance and Beth Brady
46 of 56 | Posted by: Lance Brady - Shrewsbury, MA
“To the entire Murray family:
We are deeply saddened by the death of Matt. Matt lived an admirable, and courageous life!
"Those we love we never...Read More »
47 of 56 | Posted by: Anne McShane - Holden, MA
“I met matt just last week i believe God crosses peoples paths i am an RN and in this difficult time for matt and his family his strength and the...Read More »
48 of 56 | Posted by: donna hamilton - wheelwright, MA
“My deepest sympathies to Matt's family. He fought to the last and inspired us all.
Matt - May God welcome you home and let you protect those...Read More »
49 of 56 | Posted by: R. Christopher Melley - TX
“"Somewhere a journey begins at the end of the wordly existence we know.
Somewhere a path stretches over the stars, and rivers of memories flow.
...Read More »
50 of 56 | Posted by: Tricia Robinson - shrewsbury, MA
“We were so saddened to hear of the loss of Matt, a truly wonderful man and friend. He was so good to our family and such an inspiration. Our family...Read More »
51 of 56 | Posted by: The Iannelli Famliy - Shrewsbury, MA
“Our deepest sympathy to the Carla, the boys and Matt’s extended family. He was truly an inspiration for us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
52 of 56 | Posted by: Maria Whalen - friend
“Carla, boys and extended Murray family, we are profoundly saddened by your loss.
Matt was a great friend and his life is truly a profile in...Read More »
53 of 56 | Posted by: John Spellane and Family - CT
“It is with great sadness we hear of Matt's passing, our prayers are with Matt, his wife, children and your whole family. Matt truly a great Husband,...Read More »
54 of 56 | Posted by: Bob McNamara & Family - Holliston, MA
“Our sincere sympathy to the Murray family. This was a man who truly gave it the good fight and we pray he is at peace at last. To his family, we...Read More »
55 of 56 | Posted by: Marie and Robert Mersereau - MA
“Our deepest condolences to the Murray family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will always remember Matt playing with his boys...Read More »
56 of 56 | Posted by: Bob & Linda Buono - Shrewsbury, MA
Mr. Matthew J. Murray, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, September 14, 2012 after a courageous struggle with Multiple Myeloma. He was 44.
Matthew was born in Boston on January 11, 1968 a son of Andrew E. Murray Sr. and Virginia M. (Barry) Murray. Raised and educated in Northborough, he was a proud graduate of Saint John's High School, class of 1986. He then earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from UMASS – Dartmouth in 1990 and his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College in 1994. While in both high school and college Matt played hockey, the sport he loved most. He married Carla J. Fuhrmann on February 22, 2000. They lived in Auburn for many years before building their home in Shrewsbury 5 years ago.
Matt was a Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant who was the head supervisor of the Criminal Information Section in Maynard. He entered the Massachusetts State Police Academy on June 15, 1992. He graduated on October 16, 1992 and became a Trooper. He was promoted to Sergeant on January 23, 2005 and further promoted to Lieutenant on July 24, 2011. Throughout his early career he worked as a uniformed Trooper in Troops B, C, & E. He went on as an investigator in the State Fire Marshall's Office, then to the State Police Headquarters Staff and then a supervisor in the Public Relations Section, and was currently assigned to the Criminal Information Section. He belonged to the State Police Commissioned Officers Association. Honored with numerous achievements, citations and awards during his career Matt absolutely loved his work and the brotherhood of his Troopers. He will be so very much missed.
Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma over 7 years ago he persevered and fought until the end. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith." (II Timothy 4) In these 7 years he was able to create many memories with his family and friends. His interests and wishes in life were simple: Matt enjoyed camping, coaching his boys in Shrewsbury Little League, working hard and coming home to be with his family and the embrace of his boys as he arrived; or travel to many places but his favorite was Bermuda.
In addition to his wife, Carla, he leaves his sons, Aidan and Justin; his mother, Virginia M. Murray of Northborough; his father, Andrew E. Murray Sr. and his wife, Sheila, of Pocasset; his siblings, Mary Kernan and her husband, Walter, of Woodbridge, Connecticut, Dianne Young and her husband, John, of Holden, Andrew Murray Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, of Shrewsbury and Virginia Massey and her husband, Bruce, of Farmingdale, Maine; his step-brother, Matthew McQuade and wife Jennifer, of Holden and his step-sister, Megan Hart and husband, Tony of Scarborough, Maine; nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Matt's life by gathering for calling hours at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center on Tuesday, September 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
Honor Matt's memory with a contribution to "Children of Matthew Murray Fund" in c/o Central One Federal Credit Union, 714 Main Street, Shrewsbury or to The Jerome Lipper Center for Multiple Myeloma, Hematologic Malignancies Division, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.