Murray, Dorothy BRUNSWICK Dorothy (Luskin) Murray, 83 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter and grandson. Born May 5, 1929, in Boyntonville, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Minnie (LeBarron) Luskin and wife of the late Bernard J. Murray. Dorothy was educated in the Southwest Hoosick School and graduated from Hoosick Falls Central High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper for the Peerless Company in Troy prior to her marriage. Dorothy's primary vocation was that of wife and homemaker for 58 years. She was an active communicant of Sacred Heart Parish, a member of the Altar-Rosary Society, and served as vice president of the Mothers Club, co-charing multiple fundraising committees benefiting both the parish and the school. She was also a member of the Troy Council of Columbiettes as well as an active member, with her husband, for the Brunswick Democrats and worked several years on the Brunswick election polls. She reveled in her role as "Nana" to her granddaughter and grandson and best friend to her husband and daughter. Dorothy's love and care for her parents, siblings, friends and neighbors was defined by her quiet generosity and compassionate ear. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and John F. McDermott of Albany; a granddaughter, Katie Ann McDermott of New York City; a grandson, Patrick Murray McDermott of Albany; a brother, Robert Luskin; her sisters, Rita Martinoli, Patricia Priest, Mary Gardiner, and Kathleen D'Allaird; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home, 510 Pawling Ave. at Parkview Court, Troy and at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Troy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in St. Jean's Cemetery, Troy. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. The family expresses their gratitude to the Community Hospice of Albany, Leslie Cartland, Cindy Joshlin, Joel Janzow, Monica Kergel, Dr. Roberta Miller, and Robin Connolly. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to Sacred Heart Parish and Community Hospice of Albany.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Feb. 24, 2013