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Samuel MURÉ

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MURÉ, Samuel Samuel Morris Muré died at Embracing Hospice on April 30, 2013 from acute leukemia. He was 87. Sam was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on November 22, 1925 to Italian immigrant parents. His mother kept the family together with her spiritual leadership, charisma, thriftiness and work ethic, all traits she passed on to Sam. To help with the family finances, Sam sold newspapers for one cent each from a stand he built and placed in front of the National Shoe Store. The store manager was impressed and hired Sam as a part-time shoe salesman. One day he was sent down the street to a competitor to count the number of customers in the store and report back. The cashier there was Jean Pompeo. They began dating in early 1940. In March 1943 at the age of 19, Sam was drafted into the Navy. His unit was assigned to the Amphibious Task Force in Tunica, North Africa. Upon his return from military service, he and Jean were married on September 5, 1948. Sam was a company man through and through. He was employed by General Foods for 32 years as a Credit Manager. After stops in cities throughout the Northeast and Midwest, Sam was transferred to Atlanta where he and his family became members of Holy Cross Church in 1971. In 1987, Sam was ordained to the Diaconate. "Deacon Sam" became a fixture at St. Martin de Porres, an active Stephen minister and a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. Sam retired from the permanent diaconate in 2007 giving him time to read, paint, play cards, spend time with his three beloved grandchildren, cheer for the Auburn Tigers, yell at the Atlanta Braves and attend as many home football games as possible for the St. Pius X Golden Lions. Sam is survived by his sisters Terri and Roselyn, his daughters; Denise, Cheryl, and Caroline, his son-in-law David Hatter and his grandchildren Alicia, Michael and Kevin. In lieu of flowers, donations in lieu of flowers should be made to the St. Pius X Football Program, c/o Development Office, 2674 Johnson Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 or a . A celebration of life will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, May 3, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3773 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Thursday, May 2, 2013, with a Rosary service at 7:30PM, at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign the online guest book at www.stewartfh.com .
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 2, 2013
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