Murray, Rev. Herbert Jesse Jr. HARTFORD, Conn. Rev. Herbert Jesse Murray, Jr., passed away in Hartford, on February 14, 2014. Born on January 29, 1925, Herb was a native of Independence, Mo. He graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School with a bachelor's of divinity degree in 1949, and was ordained that same year. His career began at the First Baptist Church in Pittsfield, Mass. He served as pastor at the Park Baptist Church in Staten Island after which he served Baptist churches in Morgantown, W.Va. and Stamford, Conn. Herb served as associate executive minister, Area IV, American Baptist Churches of New York, with Evangelism Portfolio, in March 1981, and retired from that position in 1987. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marjorie Esther (Bowerman) Murray; three sons; and five grandchildren. The family will greet visitors at Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, Conn. on Friday, February 21 from 4 -7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 11 a.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 142 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 24 in Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 142 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114. Online condolences may be made at SheehanHilbornBreen.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Feb. 19, 2014