Margaret "Peggy" Murray

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Margaret "Peggy" Murray

AGE: 72 • Manasquan

Margaret "Peggy" Murray, 72 of Manasquan passed away peacefully at home on Saturday December 8 with her family by her side. The former Margaret Kavanagh was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Midwood High School and married Daniel F. Murray in 1959. Peggy was a devoted wife, loving mother and caring grandmother. Together Peg and Dan raised five children in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Summit, New Jersey. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in June. Her passions in life were to travel, especially cruises and spending time with her family. After moving into Four Seasons of Wall she enjoyed bocce, mahjong and bridge.

Peg is predeceased by her brothers Joseph, James and John and her son Michael. She is survived by her husband Dan; two daughters Colleen Murray of Lakewood, Mary Himmelberg of Middletown; two sons Daniel Murray of Monmouth Beach and Joseph Murray of Little Silver and 11 grandchildren. Peg is also survived by a sister Patricia Pechar of Florida.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday December 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Orender Family Home for Funerals, 2643 Old Bridge Road, Manasquan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 Wednesday December 12 at St. Denis Church, Manasquan. Entombment will follow at St. Catharine's Cemetery, Sea Girt. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106. To send condolences to the family or obtain directions to the funeral home please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 10, 2012