Virginia Murray
1991 - 2016
Nelson Funeral Home
820 Talcott Road
Park Ridge, IL
Virginia Louise "Ginny" Murray, 25 years, passed suddenly on July 1, 2016. Beloved daughter of James(Tomoko) and Nancy Murray. Devoted sister of Patrick Murray. Loving granddaughter of Chester and the late Sarah "Sally" (nee Benton) Michon, Patricia and the late Thomas Murray, and the late Catherine Garbutt. Beloved niece of John and Kathleen O'Connell, Tom and Kathy Murray, Andrew Murray, Dan and Laura Murray, Tony and Susie Murray, and Katie Murray. Loving cousin of John O'Connell, Jr., Katie(Matt) Ward, Casey O'Connell, Kasey Mills(Joey) Ornleas, Tommy Murray, Will Murray, Emily Murray, Owen Murray, Connor Murray, Cabel Murray, Molly Murray, and Ronan Murray. Born in Chicago in 1991, Ginny attended St. Ignatius College Prep and the University of Illinois majoring in communications and graduated Summa Cum Laude and a member of The Bronze Tablet. Upon graduation she went to work for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Determined to realize her dream of public service, she was preparing her application for graduate school in Library Sciences. Ginny lived a life of commitment to friends and family. She had a strong sense of justice and fairness. She will be dearly remembered for her life examples of hard work, humility, academic excellence, and sense of community. Visitation Thursday 3:00pm-9:00pm at Nelson Funeral Home, 820 W Talcott Road, Park Ridge. Funeral Friday 9:15am prayers at the funeral home to St. Mary of the Woods Church, Mass 10:00am. Interment Mary Hill Cemetery. For information call 847-823-5122 or visit
Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 6, 2016.
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Nelson Funeral Home
820 Talcott Road, Park Ridge, IL
Nelson Funeral Home
820 Talcott Road, Park Ridge, IL
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St. Mary of the Woods Church
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Jim, Nancy, Patrick - much love to all of you. Ginny was an amazing person, a wonderful niece, an outstanding person. How do we go on with such a hole in our hearts? I will pray for Ginny everyday. I will pray for your healing as well.
Xoxo Kathie Murray
Kathleen Murray
July 18, 2016
Dear Nancy,


July 10, 2016
Dear Nancy,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Just know that she will always be watching over you, as your special angel.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Kate Kane Sumnler
July 9, 2016
Nancy, I'm sad beyond words and am holding you in my heart and thoughts. Safe home, Ginny.

Pat Applegate Bartoshesky
July 8, 2016
We are truly saddened by your loss, our hearts go out to you and your family.
Karen and Phil Donohue
July 7, 2016
GINNY, May your kind spirit live on in each and everyone of us that you left behind. I know it was unexpected, certainly not planned. You left us all with an amazing gift, the gift of knowing you even if it was for a short time. We are all richer and wiser because of you.And because of you, I think we will all love each other a lot more than we did, because you serve as a constant reminder of how short life can be. Be kind to one another and enjoy the day because right now that's all we have in this moment. Thank you for your friendship and for making me realize what's really important in life. Rest in Peace Ginny. Love, Cherie Lauer and Family
July 7, 2016
Sending heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences to Nancy and family. I didn't know Ginny but if she was anything like her mother she was amazing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Janet (Michels)Hollon
July 7, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Tina Bobor
July 7, 2016
My heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences go out to you Nancy and your family. I didn't know Ginny but if she was anything like you she was amazing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet (Michels) Hollon
July 7, 2016
Prayers to the family for the loss of such a caring and kind person. She will be watching over you now...
Ann B.
July 7, 2016
Ginny Murray was truly one of the sweetest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was the definition of kind and caring. She will be missed by all.
SICP '09
July 7, 2016
I'll always remember Ginny as one of the most genuinely nice, funny, and personable friends I've ever had. I'm devastated at the loss of such a special person, and will greatly miss hearing her lively laugh.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
SICP '09
July 7, 2016
Nancy and Family,

I have no words to comfort you in your loss -- know that Ginny will live on in the memories of so many friends and family. With deepest condolences...
Lynn Hickey-Ciuchta
July 7, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.

Rick and Kathy Campbell
Kathy Campbell
July 7, 2016
No words can express the sadness. Sending strength.
July 6, 2016
We were devastated to hear about Ginny. We are thinking of you always.
Kathy and Mandy
Kathy Riley
July 6, 2016
Our hearts are heavy with the news of Ginny's passing. We remember her fondly...her friendliness, conscientiousness and sweet demeanor will not be forgotten. Our sincere condolences and love to Nancy, Jim, Pat and family.
The Sclavenitis Family
July 6, 2016
We send our condolences and much love to the Murray family.
Know you are in our daily thoughts and meditations.
Brian & Julie Morris - Westfield, NJ
Julie Morris
July 6, 2016
Words cannot express our sadness. Our
thoughts and prayers go out to you Nancy,
Jim and Pat. Don, Lisa, Kellan and Zach
July 6, 2016
Ginny was such a sweet and lovely girl. My prayers are with you.
Gail Cristoe (5th grade teacher SMOW)
July 6, 2016
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