Leonard H. Murray

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    - Charles & Jan Caudill
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Leonard H. Murray
Leonard H. Murray, of Bradenton, FL, died in his home wrapped in the arms of his family on May 25th, 2017 at the age of 76. He was born to Harriet and Leroy Murray, and grew up in Stony Creek, CT, where he married his high school sweetheart Frances Rourke Murray. He and Fran moved to Alaska in 1975 where they spent thirty years raising a family. He was the locksmith for the MatSu School District. Len loved the outdoors; fishing, canoeing, flying and enjoyed traveling with friends and family.
He and his wife moved to Bradenton, FL, enjoying the ocean and shelling on the beaches he loved. In his retirement years he perfected his long time hobby of scroll sawing; he was a true craftsman. With great pride, he would tell people that his work was all over the world.
Len is survived by his loving wife, Frances Murray, of 56 years, his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Steven Miller of Dallas, TX; his daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Grant Davis of Flower Mound, TX; his brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Yvonne Murray of Stony Creek, CT; his sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Charles Torre of Stony Creek, CT; and his grandchildren: Renee Brill, Casey Brill, Megan Brill, Joshua Davis and Gavin Davis.
Len was a true and loyal friend to many, willing to share a story, help or show kindness to those in need. He never met a stranger.
A Celebration of life is scheduled for June 11th, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Harvest United Methodist Church, located at: 14305 Covenant Way, Bradenton, FL 34202.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to:Samoset Food Ministries: Pack-A-Sack. C/O Harvest UMC 14305 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on June 5, 2017