Robert Fulton Murray Jr., 87, of Bridgewater, formerly of Brockton, passed away Dec. 16, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Constance (Wood) Murray of 64 years. He was born in Brockton, son of the late Robert F Murray Sr. and Esther (Sparrow) Murray. After graduating from Brockton High School in 1944, Robert joined the U.S. Air Force where he served in World War II in the Philippines and Tinian as a member of the 504 Bomb Group. After his discharge he joined the Brockton Fire Department in 1948 where he served for 35 years. He was a member of the Firefighter's Union Local 144, Massachusetts Retired Police and Firefighters Association and American Legion Post 35. He was also a member of the former Wendell Avenue Congregational Church where he taught Sunday school. He was very fond of horses and a past member and president of the Plympton Wranglers Horseman's Association where he officiated as ringmaster on many occasions. He also loved boating and spent many summer days with his family on Lake Winnepesaukee in N.H. and Bear Spring Camps on Great Pond in Maine. Another hobby was collecting Lionel trains and he was a member of the TCCA. He enjoyed traveling around the country attending annual reunions with his fellow veterans and their families. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, he leaves two daughters, Linda Landerholm and her husband Peter of Brockton and Debra Cross and her husband Wayne of Willis, Texas; a son, Dr. Robert F. Murray III of Raymond, Maine; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, Chapel for All Faiths, 647 Main St., Brockton. Interment will follow in Northville Cemetery. Visitation will take place Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, from 3-7 p.m. Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home 647 Main St., Brockton 508-586-4391
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Published in The Enterprise on Dec. 18, 2013