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Robert T. Murray Jr.

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Robert T. Murray, Jr.
Robert Thomas Murray, Jr., age 71 of Newtown, CT, passed peacefully after being surrounded by the love of so many on June 8, 2018. Robert (Bob) was born on May 24, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY and was the oldest of eight children of Robert T. Murray and Helen P. (nee Dwyer) Murray. He spent the early years of his life growing up in Wantagh, NY, he attended St. Agnes Cathedral High School in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He loved playing football and surfing during those years. Bob was also a 1969 graduate of Providence College where he received a Bachelor of Business Degree in Business Administration. He was a very proud Friar and loved seeing that tradition continue in his family throughout the years. Some of his dearest, lifelong friendships began at PC.
In 1967 Bob met and married his beloved wife, Isabelle Lee MacKenzie (deceased 2006) of Fairfield, CT and they were blessed with three loving children throughout their 38 years together. First in 1968 with Robert T. Murray III (deceased 2014), then in 1970 with Lee Margret Moore (Doug) of Westford, MA and finally in 1980 with Kerry Elizabeth Murray of Newtown, CT. He is survived by four grandchildren who he adored and cherished, Abigail Isabelle, Matthew Joseph, Lindsey Lee and Daniel Robert. Bob established a reputation in the food industry commencing his career in marketing and sales with the Campbell Soup Company as an Account Manager. After 10 years and various positions, he became Division Sales Manager at Lenders Bagel for 5 years before moving into the position of Vice President of Sales with Sara Lee Corporation. Over the past several years he also provided consulting services to food and consumer goods companies in the Greater Connecticut Regional Area. He was respected in the industry as a mentor and a leader due to his dynamic personality and love of his product. He enjoyed boating, golfing, skiing & vacationing, especially in the Outer Banks with family and friends. Bob was a hardworking man who was devoted to his family and faith. He is survived by a very large and devoted extended family; Thomas J. and Regina Murray of Vienna, VA, Kevin and Patricia Murray of Bayville, NY, Marianne Weber of Dallas, TX, Edward and Ellen Murray of Houston, TX, Brian and Jennifer Murray of Baldwin, NY, and Ali and Raymond Watt of Babylon, NY, Malcolm and June MacKenzie of Fairfield, CT, Margaret (Missy) and Mike Cummings of Shelton, CT and David and Mary MacKenzie of Fairfield, CT as well as over 36 nieces and nephews and 13 grand nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his long-time and loving companion of 12 years, Christine Fairchild of Newtown, CT who brought so much love and light into his life when he needed it most. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown. Interment will be private. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for his grandson, Daniel Robert's college fund.


Published in News Times on June 12, 2018
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