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WALTER LEONARD MURRAY

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RIPTON — Walter Leonard Murray, 84, of Ripton, VT, died Monday evening July 24, 2017, at Porter Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born July 19, 1933 in Hempstead, NY the son of Walter A. and Elizabeth (Moran) Murray.

Walter enlisted in the United States Army and served in Korea from 1951 to 1954.

He worked for The Addison Independent, then moved to California and worked in the printing business.

Then he worked as a custodian for many years at the Escondido Union High School retiring in 1995. Walter moved to Vermont in 2001 to be close to his family.

Walter enjoyed living in Ripton relaxing by the calming river, liked to hike the trail around Middlebury and was always up to breakfast, lunch or dinner out.

Survivors include his two sons, Brian and Gerry Murray, Nephews Richard Cole and wife Judy of Middlebury, Gary and his niece Susan. Also by several great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Barbara Cole and Lillian.

A private committal service was held in St. Mary’s Cemetery with Military Honors by the Vermont National Guard Military Funeral Honor Guard.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.

Online condolences at sandersonfuneralservice.com. ◊

Submitting an obituary

The Addison Independent publishes paid obituaries and free notices of passing. Paid obituaries cost 25-cents per word, and $10 per photo. The obituary will publish as it is submitted on the date of the family’s choosing.

For those who do not wish to purchase an obituary, the Addison Independent offers anyone with a local connection the opportunity to publish a notice of passing. These notices may be up to 100 words and are subject to editing by our news department.

Submissions must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday for publication in the Thursday paper and 11 a.m. on Friday for Monday’s paper.

Generally, obituaries follow this form:
TOWN — Name, age, of town, died on date, of cause of death. He/She was born on date in town, the son/daughter of father's name and mother's name, including maiden name in parentheses.

Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.

Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.

He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.

He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.

A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).

Obituaries may be e-mailed to: [email protected]
 


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