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MURRAY, Maureen

MURRAY - Maureen Of Raleigh, NC, age 80, peacefully passed away on June 22, 2010. She was born on November 4, 1929 in Buffalo, NY, to her parents Francis and Lucille Downing. Maureen graduated from Erie County Tech as a dental hygienist. She was a woman of faith, a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Altar Guild and a volunteer devoting much of her time to Meals on Wheels. She was a full-time loving wife and mother, and enjoyed playing bridge, caring for the birds and her yard and entertaining friends and family at the beach. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Donald Murray; her children Colleen Causby and husband Marty of Cary, Donna Preller and husband Ron of Olney, MD, Kevin Murray and wife Kelly of Arlington, VA, Meghan Stanley and husband Dwight of Geneva, IL, and Timothy Murray and wife Christiane of Raleigh; grandchildren, Michele (Sean) Minehart, Richard Oeters, Lauryn and Robert Preller, Patrick, Sean, and Ian Murray, Shea and Michael Stanley and Reen Murray; and great-granddaughter Ashlyn Minehart. She will also be missed by her sister Sue Runyan, brothers John (Sally) Downing, Robert (Sue) Downing, Franklin (Delores) Downing and Thomas (Charlotte) Downing. She was preceded in death by her sister Joanne Giangreco and brothers-in-law Joseph Giangreco and Dave Runyan. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 24 from 7-9 PM at MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The funeral mass will be held at 11:30 AM Friday, June 25 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2718 Overbrook Drive, Raleigh. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704 in memory of Maureen. Condolences & messages to the family at:

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