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Joseph E. Murray M.D. Obituary
Joseph E. Murray, M.D. of Wellesley and Chappaquiddick/Edgartown, November 26, 2012. Born in Milford, MA, Dr. Murray is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, 1940 and Harvard Medical School, 1943. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1990 for his pioneering work in organ transplantation. Retired Chief of Plastic Surgery, Brigham & Womens Hospital and Childrens Hospital, Boston. Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School (Emeritus). Dr. Murray was also U.S. Army veteran Beloved husband of Virginia Bobby (Link) Murray for 67 years. Devoted father of Ginny Murray of Plymouth, Margaret J. Murray and her husband Donald Dupont of Lafayette, CA, J. Link Murray and his wife Karin of Jamestown, RI, Dr. Katherine Murray Leisure of Plymouth, Thomas G. Murray and his wife Melissa of Dallas, TX and Richard W. Murray and his wife Dr. Sara Nuciforo of Scituate. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Visiting hours were held at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St. (Rt.16) WELLESLEY, Friday, November 30 from 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass was in St. Paul Church, 502 Washington St. Wellesley, Saturday, December 1 at 11 am. Relatives and friends were kindly invited. Interment was at Edgartown Cemetery, Marthas Vineyard, Monday, December 3 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers expres- sions of sympathy may be made to Gifts in Memory of Dr. Joseph Murray Brigham & Womens Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02116. Online guestbook and directions at www.gfdoherty.com

Published in The Needham Times from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, 2012
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