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James A. Murray

James A. Murray, 53, the beloved husband and best friend of Jodie (Colon) Murray, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Hartford Hospital.

James was born in Manchester, the son of Mary Jane (Footit) Murray of Manchester and the late George F. Murray, and had lived there most of his life until moving to Tolland 18 years ago. He was currently employed by CSE Credit Union where he had worked for 28 years. Jim was a very special person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially for his great sense of humor and his fun loving attitude. He was a huge sports fan, which included rooting for his favorite team, the New York Giants.

Jim is also survived by his sons, Tyler Murray, Ryan Murray and his girlfriend, Erika Hiller, and David Love, all of Tolland; his sisters, Patricia Murray of Manchester and Beth Hendrickson and her husband, Mark, of Broad Brook. He was also predeceased by his sister, Maureen Murray. Other survivors include his father-in-law, Raul Colon and his wife, Matilda, of Puerto Rico; and his mother-in-law, Marsha Schviten of Tolland; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Colon and his wife, Pam, of Vernon, Michael Colon of Florida, Kim Colon of Winsted, Jeff Colon and his wife, Jeannine, of Florida, Michele Colon of Florida and Raulito Colon and his wife, Sunjay, of Florida; and many special nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 3, at 10:15 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. James Church, Manchester.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

For online condolences please visit

tierneyfuneralhome.com


Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 30 to Apr. 3, 2013
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