Newburyport — Catherine A. Murray, 62, a longtime resident of Newburyport, died at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, on Friday evening, January 10, 2014.
Born in Akron, Ohio, on October 15, 1951, she was the beloved daughter of Patti-Lou (Myers) Murray of Andover and the late Herbert P. Murray. Catherine was a graduate of Andover High School and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She also earned a master's degree in education from Leslie University. As a school teacher for for the City of Haverhill for more that 38 years, she worked at the Greenleaf School, Cogswell School, the Early Education Center in Bradford, and the Bradford Elementary. During the summer months, Catherine worked in the Massachusetts Migrant Education Program.
In her spare time, Catherine loved to travel and enjoyed reading, gardening, needlework, cooking, and walking. Above all, she loved to spend time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews, including, Christopher and Lainie Murray of Byfield, Mass., and Elsie, Benjamin, and Joseph Murray of Ridgefield, Conn.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will celebrated at St. Robert Bellamine Church, 198 Haggett's Pond Rd., Andover, on Tuesday, January 14, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Calling hours will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover, on Monday, January 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the West Parish Garden Cemetery, Andover. Donations in Catherine's memory may be made the Anna Jaques Hospital, Department of Oncology, 25 Highland Ave., Newburyport, MA 01950.
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