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Edna L. Murray

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BENNINGTON -- Edna Louise Murray, 93, a former resident of Shaftsbury and most recently a resident of the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, died on Monday evening, March 28, 2005, following a long illness.

She was born in Bennington on Jan. 15, 1912 and was the daughter of the late John and Jane (Jewett) Freitag.

She received her education in local schools. She married Theodore J. Murray in Schuylerville, N.Y. on March 23, 1935. Mr. Murray died July 16, 1973. Over the years, she has been employed at Union Carbide and at Eagle Square, and at the time of her retirement she was employed at Tansitor Electronics. She was a member of the Shaftsbury Methodist Church. Her interest included knitting, crocheting, doing word puzzles, grocery shopping and taking car rides. But her main interest was her two grandsons.

Mrs. Murray is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Joel Coonradt of Shaftsbury; her two grandsons and their wives, Jay and Kathleen Coonradt and James and Tara Coonradt, all of Shaftsbury; and her three great-granddaughters, Kimberly, Jennifer and Madison Coonradt. She also leaves nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Murray is predeceased by her sister, Ruth Marcel, and her brothers John and William Freitag.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. in Bennington at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Deborah Estey, pastor of the First United Methodist Churches of Shaftsbury and Bennington, officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9:30 until the time of the service.

Memorials in her honor may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Shaftsbury or the Shaftsbury Fire Department, through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 30, 2005
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