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Daniel Murray

MURRAY, DANIEL JOHN 25, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was the son of John and Kathi Murray, of Coventry, RI. Daniel attended Fr. John V. Doyle School in Coventry, RI, Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI, and Endicott College in Beverly, MA where he graduated with a degree in Business Management. Dan played baseball, soccer, and basketball in Coventry recreational leagues, but his passion was tennis. At Bishop Hendricken, he played on successful teams and achieved first team all state honors his senior year. Dan competed on the varsity tennis at Endicott College and was named to all-conference teams in singles and doubles all four years. Dan made tennis his career. He taught summers at Abbott Run Valley Club in Cumberland, RI, Conanicut Yacht Club in Jamestown, RI, Bailey's Beach in Newport, RI, and, most recently, at Warwick Heights Tennis Club in Warwick, RI. He had been a professional at Rally Point Racquet Club in Greenville, RI for four years. Dan continued to compete in the Rhode Island Tennis leagues and several USTA teams most successfully on the Rally Point 4.5 Men's team where he was undefeated in national competition. Dan loved teaching tennis and was influential with students of all ages and abilities. As a player, he possessed power, speed, and finesse but, most notably, uncanny "tweeners". Dan made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He had a sense of fun, style, conscientiousness, and endless energy. He was a good friend to his friends and a loving son to his parents. Dan had found the love of his life, Meghan Rowey. They were about to be reunited and would soon be starting the rest of their lives together. They loved each other very much and were perfect together. We all will miss Dan dearly. Besides his parents, Dan is survived by aunts and uncles, Ronald and Patricia Beck, of Chepachet, RI, Mark and Kelly Murray and Mary Ellen Murray, of Cumberland, RI, and Jeffrey and Lou Ann Murray, of North Smithfield, RI, and cousins Chrissi and Steve Beck, Sheena, Kyla, and Brendan Murray, and Moriah Russell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:00 am, in SS John and Paul Church, 341 South Main Street, Coventry, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited. Interment will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours will be on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 4:00 8:00 pm, in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road (Rt. 117) Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 in his memory would be appreciated. For directions and online condolences, please visit: boyleandsonfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Boyle Funeral Home - Warwick - Warwick
142 Centerville Road Route 117  Warwick, RI 02886
401-732-8800

Published in The Providence Journal on Apr. 20, 2014
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