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James Murray

d. January 7, 2016

James J. Murray

March 8, 1930 – January 7, 2016

James J. Murray, of Ellenville, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, MD. He was 85.

The son of the late James F. Murray and Margaret O’Shea, born on March 8, 1930 in New York, NY.

James came from a hardworking family, his father raised him and his brother in the stables that he worked in, and there James learned how to ride a horse, which easily became a fond past-time for him. In his free time he also enjoyed golf and skiing. James was destined for success, him and his brother were the first generation in his family to attend and graduate college. James continued his education to earn a doctorate’s degree in law. He worked as a lawyer in his own firm for his entire career.  He was a loving father, grandfather and brother, he will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.

He was predeceased by his devoted wife Rosemary Murray. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his son Jim Murray and his wife, Maria of California; his daughter Kathy Shuey of Virginia; his grandchildren Charlie, Emily, Max and Katie; and his brother Jack Murray of Maryland.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 3-5pm at Loucks Funeral Home, 79 N. Main St. Ellenville, NY 12428. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s-St. Andrew’s, 137 S. Main St. Ellenville, NY, on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 10am. Interment to follow at Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville, NY.

Arrangements under the direction of Loucks Funeral Home, for further information call 845-647-4343 or visit

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