Mary Jane Murray

Obituary of Mary Jane Murray

MURRAY, MARY JANE (MOYLES), 90, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, New York, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2024. She was the devoted wife of the late Gerald E. Murray, who passed away in 2017. They were married for 59 years.


Mrs. Murray, born in Brooklyn, New York, was the daughter of the late William P. and Margaret E. (Keenan) Moyles. Mrs. Murray was graduated in 1951 from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut.  She subsequently was graduated in 1955 from Newton College of the Sacred Heart in Newton, Massachusetts, now part of Boston College. Mrs. Murray received her law degree in 1958 from Fordham University School of Law in New York City, where she met her future husband, Gerald. She was one of two women in her law school class. Mrs. Murray had a long legal career as a trusts and estates attorney in her own private practice. 


Mrs. Murray loved spending time with her close family most of all. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Her grandchildren affectionately referred to her as Mumsie. She was the family matriarch who will be greatly missed. Mrs. Murray had a strong Catholic Faith and was a Dame of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. She was active for many years in leadership positions in the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound and in the Larchmont Assembly. Mrs. Murray was also an active member of The Twig in Rye, New York. She was a member of the Larchmont Yacht Club for over 50 years.


In addition to her husband, Gerald, Mrs. Murray was also predeceased by her beloved daughter Margot Murray Leary and four brothers, William, Philip, Quentin and Kevin Moyles. She is survived by her son, The Reverend Gerald E. Murray, Jr., of New York, New York; her daughter Mary Jane Creamer and her husband, Glenn, of Palm Beach, Florida; her grandchildren, Mary Katherine Leary Arturi (Morgan), Andrew Creamer (Maria), Tyler Creamer (Lauren), Margot Creamer and Edward Creamer; her great-grandson, Parker Arturi; and her son-in-law P. Christopher Leary, his wife Jennifer and their daughters, Margaret and Caroline, of Darien, Connecticut. At Mrs. Murray’s request, funeral and burial arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the Sisters of Life, 38 Montebello Road, Suffern, New York 10901,

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